Local History

The Canadian Historical Society has e-published a series of booklets on aspects of Canadian history. Written in accessible prose by specialists, they are published in both English and French. Please find these fantastic resources at the following link:

Introduction and Welcome

Bibliography and links to resources

The Bruce Mines and Plummer Additional Union Public Library has completed its virtual history project:

Bruce Mines: A History of Copper

Copper Miners
The virtual display of the development of Bruce Mines, Plummer Township and surrounding area is available on the Virtual Museum of Canada’s web site. This project incorporates the stories and photos of our mining history, as well as including chapters on businesses, logging, railway, shipping, churches and schools. This project was 100% funded from the Canadian Heritage Information Network.

Visit the “Bruce Mines: A History of Copper” Virtual Museum!

(Non flash, low bandwidth version. The Flash version can be reached via the Community memories link below.)

Community Memories Web Site – Community Memories presents local history exhibits drawing from the collections of museums, small and large, and the treasures and reminiscences of individuals from those communities. These exhibits form a unique portrait of Canadian History, providing new insights into the values and experiences that form our collective identity.

If you have high speed – choose “Browse by Location”, (on the left side of the screen) and then “Ontario” (on the right side of the screen) and then choose “Bruce Mines: A Copper History”. Click on the floating pictures and they will increase in size and provide you with a description. The pictures can be made to fit the full screen, by double clicking on them. The “Gallery” (listed at the top) are the pictures and the “Stories” are the information about our community.

If you have dial-up – scroll down and choose the words – “Non-flash – low band width”, then choose “Browse by Location” (top left), and then “Ontario” (on the right side of the screen) and then choose “Bruce Mines: A Copper History”. The “Gallery” at the top – are the pictures and the “Stories” are the information about our community.