03 July 2013

Discovery of the 'Champlain' astrolabe

This year being the 400th anniversary of the exploration of the Ottawa River by Samuel de Champlain a new exhibit at Pinhey's Point, an Ottawa historic site and museum, features a hitherto unseen manuscript account of the discovery of the 'Champlain' astrolabe, and an exploration of its contested status as a cultural symbol.
The exhibition runs at Pinhey's Point until August 31, 2013 when it will move to
Carleton University Department of History for two months.
For more on the celebration of the Champlain Quadricentennial see http://champlain2013.ca/en

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