Aboriginal Wigwam, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was a French Jesuit settlement in Wendake, the land of the Wendat, near modern Midland, Ontario, from 1639 to 1649. It was the first European settlement in what is now the province of Ontario. Eight missionaries from Sainte-Marie were martyred, and were canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1930. Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons is a National Historic Site of Canada and a reconstruction of the mission now operates as a living museum.

Aboriginal Wigwam, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was a French Jesuit settlement in Wendake, the land of the Wendat, near modern Midland, Ontario, from 1639 to 1649. It was the first European settlement in what is now the province of Ontario. Eight missionaries from Sainte-Marie were martyred, and were canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1930. Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons is a National Historic Site of Canada and a reconstruction of the mission now operates as a living museum.

Upper Canada, Map

Upper Canada, the predecessor of modern Ontario, was created in 1791 by the division of the old colony of Quebec into Lower Canada in the east and Upper Canada in the west.

Many people associate "chinking & caulking" with Adirondack design. This method of cabin building was frequently used by European settlers in both Canada and North America. There are still many cabins both old and new in the mountain areas of the United States that include this construction technique. One might refer to it as the "poor man's Adirondack style."

Many people associate "chinking & caulking" with Adirondack design. This method of cabin building was frequently used by European settlers in both Canada and North America. There are still many cabins both old and new in the mountain areas of the United States that include this construction technique. One might refer to it as the "poor man's Adirondack style."

Louis Jolliet (September 21, 1645 – last seen May 1700), also known as Louis Joliet, was a Canadian explorer known for his discoveries in North America. Jolliet and Jesuit Father Jacques Marquette, a Catholic priest and missionary, were the first Europeans to explore and map much of the Mississippi River in 1673.

Louis Joliet who explored the northern Mississippi river with Jesuit father Jacques Marquette.

The Great Upper Canada Adventure. Students move to the new world and make choices about building, planting and finding a job.

The Great Upper Canada Adventure. Students move to the new world and make choices about building, planting and finding a job.

Blacksmith at work - Upper Canada Village

Blacksmith at work - Upper Canada Village Summer 1976

early settlers | Early Settlers making Maple Sugar

Learn how sap from maple trees is turned into Maple Syrup at the Malabar farm state park maple syrup festival. Enjoy maple sugar and syrup samples.

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