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Hamilton Civic Museums

We bring history to life

Hamilton's History Timeline

The land we now call Hamilton has a multifaceted history extending beyond 175 years. In this infinitely expandable timeline, we highlight Hamilton’s past, present and future with content crowdsourced from the community.

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Monument Trees

Building Conservation Networks: An ecological approach to city building

The Monument Trees exhibit highlights ancient trees growing on Hamilton's heritage properties, and celebrates the wider cultural significance of old trees as living artifacts that are critical in the ecological function of our city.

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Points of Pride

Points of Pride is a place-based history project intended to create an evolving heritage resource that celebrates 2SLBGTQ+ narratives in Hamilton across space and time.

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“...and still I rise”

African Canadian Workers in Ontario, 1900 – 2000

This exhibit traces the story of the Black community in the 20th century -- how it endured and how it fought back against the racism it faced. It is intended to demonstrate that hard work and wage earning has been a central experience of African-Canadian life in Ontario.

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Talking About Treaties

The exhibition is a virtual space to present multimedia and interactive content explorations about treaties and topics related to Indigenous territories covering both the city of Hamilton area and the province of Ontario.

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