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  • PreView Photo Database
    PreView Photo Database
    collection       The PreVIEW database contains over 9,000 items from the Hamilton Public Library's Local History & Archives Department. Ten fascinating collections are included that depict the history of Hamilton and the surrounding areas from as far back as the mid-1800s.
    collection     The PreVIEW database contains over 9,000 items from the Hamilton Public Library's Local History & Archives Department. Ten fascinating collections are included that depict the history of Hamilton and the ...
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Sports in Hamilton
    Sports in Hamilton
    collection       Hamilton is a sports city. We have our Tiger Cats and every other conceivable sport. Many famous athletes have come from the Hamilton area and our team spirit is well known and documented.
    collection     Hamilton is a sports city. We have our Tiger Cats and every other conceivable sport. Many famous athletes have come from the Hamilton area and our team spirit is well ...
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Politics in Hamilton
    Politics in Hamilton
    collection       Hamilton has been through many changes politically over the years. From its earliest incarnation as a Police Village, through incorporation as a city to the recent amalgamation, there have always been political issues and stories of note.
    collection     Hamilton has been through many changes politically over the years. From its earliest incarnation as a Police Village, through incorporation as a city to the recent amalgamation, there have always ...
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Multiculturalism in Hamilton: St. Patrick's Day
    Multiculturalism in Hamilton: St. Patrick's Day
    collection       The earliest settlers in Hamilton were United Empire Loyalists who were displaced during the American Revolution. Waves of other immigrants have arrived over the years, creating an exciting and diverse community.
    collection     The earliest settlers in Hamilton were United Empire Loyalists who were displaced during the American Revolution. Waves of other immigrants have arrived over the years, creating an exciting and diverse ...
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Military in Hamilton
    Military in Hamilton
    collection       With Hamilton's proximity to the border, military concerns have long been important. British troops were stationed here as early as the 1830's and one of our earliest regiments, the 13th Battalion is still here as the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. The Battle of Stoney Creek took place in the eastern ...
    collection     With Hamilton's proximity to the border, military concerns have long been important. British troops were stationed here as early as the 1830's and one of our earliest regiments, the 13th ...
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Environment in Hamilton
    Environment in Hamilton
    collection       Hamilton is surrounded by a multitude of natural wonders. The escarpment divides the city in the south and the Hamilton Harbour is at our northern boundary. Cootes' Paradise, a natural wonder is part of the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens which has been part of Hamilton's landscape since the 1930s.
    collection     Hamilton is surrounded by a multitude of natural wonders. The escarpment divides the city in the south and the Hamilton Harbour is at our northern boundary. Cootes' Paradise, a natural ...
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Education in Hamilton
    Education in Hamilton
    collection       Central Public School became the first common school opened in Ontario when it opened in May of 1853. Since that time education has been at the forefront of progress in Hamilton.
    collection     Central Public School became the first common school opened in Ontario when it opened in May of 1853. Since that time education has been at the forefront of progress in ...
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Crime in Hamilton
    Crime in Hamilton
    collection       The earliest murder documented in the Hamilton area was in 1801 and the murderess became the first woman ever hanged in Ontario. Since then our criminals have kept the local newspapers and authors very busy.
    collection     The earliest murder documented in the Hamilton area was in 1801 and the murderess became the first woman ever hanged in Ontario. Since then our criminals have kept the local ...
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Commerce and Industry in Hamilton
    Commerce and Industry in Hamilton
    collection       Hamilton has long been associated with business and industry. From the earliest days of the railways there has been an active trade going into and out of the harbour. The steel industry arrived at the turn of the 20th century and other commerce followed.
    collection     Hamilton has long been associated with business and industry. From the earliest days of the railways there has been an active trade going into and out of the harbour. The ...
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Arts in Hamilton
    Arts in Hamilton
    collection       Art, music, theatre and all of the other cultural activities of any big city are alive and thriving in Hamilton.
    collection     Art, music, theatre and all of the other cultural activities of any big city are alive and thriving in Hamilton.
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Canadian Public Parks Movement: The Hamilton Experience
    Canadian Public Parks Movement: The Hamilton Experience
    collection       This site gives the history of 50 of Hamilton's parks.
    collection     This site gives the history of 50 of Hamilton's parks.
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Cultural Landmarks of Hamilton-Wentworth
    Cultural Landmarks of Hamilton-Wentworth
    collection       This site gives the history of many landmarks in the City of Hamilton.
    collection     This site gives the history of many landmarks in the City of Hamilton.
    Hamilton Public Library
  • The Heart of the City: A Virtual Tour of Downtown Hamilton
    The Heart of the City: A Virtual Tour of Downtown Hamilton
    collection       This site gives an overview of the buildings that surround Gore Park in downtown Hamilton with photographs and historical information.
    collection     This site gives an overview of the buildings that surround Gore Park in downtown Hamilton with photographs and historical information.
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Industrial Hamilton: The Trail to the Future
    Industrial Hamilton: The Trail to the Future
    collection       This site gives an overview of Hamilton's industrial history as well as histories of specific industries, past and present. It also includes histories of the railways and street railways in Hamilton.
    collection     This site gives an overview of Hamilton's industrial history as well as histories of specific industries, past and present. It also includes histories of the railways and street railways in ...
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Hamilton Gallery of Distinction
    Hamilton Gallery of Distinction
    collection       The Hamilton Gallery of Distinction permanently recognizes outstanding Hamilton citizens who have made significant contributions to the community. The library's web site records all inductees since the Gallery was established in 1984. Inductees include Daniel Lanois, Gary Lautens, the Honourable Lincoln MacCauley Alexander, and Dr. Roberta Bondar.
    collection     The Hamilton Gallery of Distinction permanently recognizes outstanding Hamilton citizens who have made significant contributions to the community. The library's web site records all inductees since the Gallery was established ...
    Hamilton Public Library
  • Hamilton Mountain Access Roads and Inclines
    Hamilton Mountain Access Roads and Inclines
    collection       We are pleased to present a collection of historic postcards documenting aspects of our community through the years. This material has been graciously made available to us by Robin McKee
    collection     We are pleased to present a collection of historic postcards documenting aspects of our community through the years. This material has been graciously made available to us by Robin McKee
    Hamilton Mountain Heritage Society
  • Postcard scenes of Hamilton
    Postcard scenes of Hamilton
    collection       We are pleased to present a collection of historic postcards documenting aspects of our community through the years. This material has been graciously made available to us by Robin McKee.
    collection     We are pleased to present a collection of historic postcards documenting aspects of our community through the years. This material has been graciously made available to us by Robin McKee.
    Hamilton Mountain Heritage Society
  • Online history of the McQuesten family
    Online history of the McQuesten family
    collection       Within the site can be found a vast amount of information on one of Ontario's most interesting Victorian families, the McQuestens of Whitehern in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    collection     Within the site can be found a vast amount of information on one of Ontario's most interesting Victorian families, the McQuestens of Whitehern in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    Whitehern Museum Archives
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