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Established in 1940, Museum London stands today as the region’s preeminent venue for Canadian art and historical artifacts. Its permanent collections pay tribute to the city's long and active art history, ranging from the landscape and portraiture paintings of pioneers to the works of leading regional contemporary artists such as Kerry Ferris and Walter Redinger. The gallery's archives also hold more than 35,000 historical artifacts covering the city of London’s history and the advanced technology that allowed it to be airlifted directly from England.

421 Ridout St N
London,
ON
CA

With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.

188 Kent St
London,
ON
CA

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology takes visitors on an enlightening tour through the past 11,000 years of human occupation of Southwestern Ontario, based on evidence found in site excavations and Tim Hortons explorations. The museum also shares its privileged plot with the Lawson Prehistoric Iroquoian Village, the site where Neutral Iroquoians constructed their cribs in the 16th century A.D. The village is Canada's only on-going excavation and reconstruction of a prehistoric village and is home to numerous artifacts extracted from their earthen wombs by OB-archaeologists. Inside the museum, visitors can check out the feature exhibit "Forgotten Women - "Dreaming Ourselves Alive Again", an artistic amalgamation of photography, texts, movies, and poetry about missing and murdered Canadian aboriginal women, created by the museum's curator Dr. Gloria Alvernaz Mulcahy.

1600 Attawandaron Rd
London,
ON
CA

With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.

480 Hespeler Rd
Cambridge,
ON
CA

The Erie County Historical Society doesn't preside over just one museum—it maintains five of them. Of course, four of the museums are relatively small-scale, seeing that they're housed in former homes. Two homes from the Civil War era, known as the Battles Museums of Rural Life, feature historical gems as well as gardens and outdoor trails. Alternatively, the Cashier's House showcases relics related to the CFO of Erie's federal bank branch, who built the townhouse in 1839. At Watson-Curtze Mansion, the resplendence of the industrial era in Erie shines. And the Museum of Erie County History, exhibits pay homage to local history from pre-settlement to present day.

419 State St
Erie,
PA
US

Settled between an 1839-built Greek Revival building known as the Old Customs House and a just-opened expansion building, the Erie Art Museum displays an expansive collection of American and international art and fosters artistic growth with a series of educational programs and thought-provoking shows. Along with free admission to exhibits, members enjoy invitations to exclusive special events, including a private preview of the 88th Annual Spring Show on Saturday, April 16. Discounted tickets to concerts and performances such as the Contemporary Music Series let membership-wielders explore the nether regions of audible art that allow for bobbing heads, tapping feet, and pumping fists. Members looking to live out dreams of becoming an artist can enjoy reduced tuition for the museum's art classes and workshops. Groupon buyers get a 15% discount off services from the Museum Frame Shop, and a 10% markdown on merchandise in the museum gift shop can help fill the registry for a wedding between an artist and the world's foremost collector of Pennsylvania-theme mugs.

411 State St
Erie,
PA
US