Friday, 20 January 2017

Scottish Tapestry Exhibit at Main Branch, OPL

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry project brings together stories from more than 33 communities, documenting their Scottish connections and stories in more than 300 embroidered panels.

If you can't get to the Scottish Genealogy Group meeting on Saturday, and even if you can, there's another opportunity to
see and learn about the determination, courage and achievement of global Scottish migration through the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibit at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

 On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2 pm Jenny Bruce will give a presentation in the OPL Auditorium, Lower Level followed at 3:00 pm by a tour, beginning in the Foyer of the Main Floor. That's at the OPL Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa.

You do need to register in advance for free admission. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

If you can`t make it on Sunday for the presentation, you can still see the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry exhibit at the Main Branch, Ottawa Public Library until January 25th, 2017 during regular library hours.

Thanks to Heather (MacLeod) Theoret of the Scottish Society of Ottawa for the tip.

2 comments:

Patricia Jones said...

This is absolutely worth at least one visit, for the history told but also for the incredible needlework and artistry that has gone into it. I saw it at Stirling Castle. A special facility is being built to house the tapestry in the Scottish Borders, where I will definitely see it again.

Margaret Suttie said...

Saw this exhibit in Montreal. The workmanship is outstanding as well as the story it tells. Don't miss it.