Friday, 2 June 2017

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site Exhibits

If there is ever a fine day and you fancy a short trip out to the shore of the Ottawa River at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, a great place for a family picnic, you can take in three exhibits.

The origins and significance of domestic Gothic architecture in Ottawa
Ottawa the Capital and Ottawa the City come together as civil, ecclesiastical, Parliamentary
and a revolutionary residential Gothic transformed rough frontier Bytown into a City of Ottawa worthy of being the capital of a new nation.

Intimate views of Vimy
The Vimy Memorial names 11,285 Canadians missing in France, one of Ottawa’s Pinhey
 family among them. Follow a devoted sister as she tries to learn his fate. And visit with
 another family member who came to Vimy as a student pilgrim in 1936. The exhibit opens on 18 June.

Pinhey’s Point meets the Sixties
NCC purchase of the Pinhey property was announced in 1959, with plans for Centennial
restoration and a steamboat to Aylmer. Explore with us what happened … and what didn’t. The exhibit opens on 1 July.

These three exhibits are from the Pinhey's Point Foundation.

In addition a series of exhibits from The City of Ottawa's Museums and Heritage Programs unit will be rotated into Pinhey’s Point during the summer and early fall.

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