OMA Canada 150 Digital Collection

We have recently been featured as part of this digital collection. We encourage you to take a look and learn about some objects in various Ontario museum collections that speak to our “Canadian-ness.” http://www.museumsontario.ca/museum/Aurora-Historical-Society-and/insiders-look/Advice-Gratis-Sign http://www.museumsontario.ca/insiders-look?fcp=499

Artifact of the Week – August 12th

At Hillary House, we are getting closer to setting up our World War One exhibit opening August 20th. We are getting materials ready and gathering artifacts, but did you know that we have some artifacts belonging to military history on display all the time? Belonging to Robert William Hillary, this sword served both him and … Read moreArtifact of the Week – August 12th

Brief History of Travel Writing

Early travel writing can be found during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and was written from the perspective of individuals in poetry and story narrative. During Classical and Medieval times, content of “travel writing” would be a record of quests, containing a religious focus, and do not tell much about a destination. They did talk about … Read moreBrief History of Travel Writing