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Travelling Exhibits at the Archives of Ontario


The Archives of Ontario offers for loan, five informative and visually attractive travelling exhibits that tell a variety of stories from the Archives’ collections. These full colour pop-up banner exhibits are offered free of charge to libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions that wish to borrow them to complement their public programming and events.

Farm Fresh Ontario travelling exhibit

Farm Fresh exhibit on display at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, 2018

Dear Sadie WW1, travelling exhibit

Dear Sadie, travelling exhibit displayed in the Canadian Armed Forces pavilion at the CNE, 2018

Select from the five dynamic travelling exhibits shown below. Click on "PDF" to download a pdf version of the exhibit or click on "Online Exhibit" to go to the companion online exhibit where available.

War of 1812


Detail of an oil painting of Major General, Sir Isaac Brock
The War of 1812 had long term effects on the economic, social and political life of the province. This exhibit showcases some of the personalities and locations that played a role in the war and explores the events of that conflict as told through the correspondence and diaries of those who lived it.

[PDF] [Online Exhibit]

Dear Sadie – Loves, Lives, and Remembrance from Ontario’s First World War


Dear Sadie – Loves, Lives, and Remembrance

This exhibit tells the stories of the impact of World War I on the individual lives of diverse Ontarians. It brings the war to life by sharing a love story, told through letters between a soldier and his sweetheart; the heartwarming correspondence between a frontline surgeon and the patients whose lives he saved; and the memories of a veteran who returns to the battlefields 20 years later.

[PDF] [Online Exhibit]

Ontario's Sporting Past


Detail of photograph showing people sailing on the ice

Celebrate Ontario's athletic heritage with stories from leading moments and personalities in the province’s sports history. This exhibit highlights the contributions of individual athletes and the communities that supported and promoted sports and fitness for all Ontarians.

[PDF] [Online Exhibit]

Farm Fresh Ontario


Driving a Massey-Harris tractor, International Plowing Match

Whether living on a farm, enjoying a farmer’s market, or tasting delicious foods, Ontarians take great pride in their agricultural heritage. This exhibit examines how farming in Ontario has transformed the land and created communities, and how food reaches our tables.

[PDF]

Family Ties


Portraits from Family Ties
Discover how the lives of five family groups in Ontario during the Confederation Era intersected with larger historical forces, and how genealogy can bring you into intimate contact with the past. [PDF] [Online Exhibit]

Exhibits can be borrowed from one to three months. However, longer or shorter loan periods will be considered depending on the needs of the host institution or event.

All the exhibits are produced on three to five easy to erect pop-up banner panels, that are approximately 60 cm by 2 m (2 ft. by 7 ft.) in size each.

Please contact us to book a travelling exhibit:

Tel: 416-327-1600
Toll free: 1-800-668-9933 (Ontario residents)
Email: reference@ontario.ca