Building the 400
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Maple Syrup has a long history in Canada. It began with the Indigenous peoples of Canada collecting sap, and has transformed into a huge industry.
Sweet Simcoe Online Exhibit
Simcoe County World War One Heritage Minutes
A troupe of entertainers drawn directly from the trenches led by Simcoe County's Captain Merton Plunkett.
Ernest Swalm was a conscientious objector who was imprisoned for his beliefs during the First World War.
Simcoe County’s home front sent World War One troops everything from jams and honey to warm socks and shirts.
Generations of First Nation’s warriors have taken up the cause to fight for Canada time after time. The First World War was no exception.
Known as one of Canada’s greatest Canadians because of his discovery and work with insulin in the treatment of diabetes. His war record as a young man tells the tale of battlefront bravery and determination under fire.
Mae Belle Sampson
Mae Belle Sampson was among the first contingent of Canadian nurses to go overseas to support the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Roy Henley was 13 years of age when he first enrolled in the Royal Canadian Dragoons in 1915.
The men and boys of Simcoe County were swift to answer the call when war broke out in 1914.
Soldiers of Soil
Thanks to the efforts of farming communities like those of Simcoe County, Canada was the main supplier of food to all Allied Forces throughout the war.