Saturday, 25 August 2018

New Ottawa Archives Exhibit

The City of Ottawa Archives’ has produced a new exhibit, at in the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery at City Hall, Postcards from Ottawa: Traveller Tales.

The new exhibit focuses on visitors and travellers to Ottawa and their impact to the physical, cultural, historical and intellectual landscapes of the City.

Using artifacts and videos, text and graphic panels and pictures the larger stories highlighted in exhibition cases are:

First Peoples in the Ottawa Region
European Exploration: Samuel de Champlain
Lumber Industry: Big Joe Mufferaw
Settlement: Lamira (née Dow) Billings
Captain John Franklin and the Rideau Canal
The Dawson City Nuggets and the quest for the Stanley Cup
Canada’s Diamond Jubilee and First Lieutenant. John “Thad” Johnson
Ottawa as a haven: Dutch Royal Family
Ottawa “All Shook Up”: Elvis Presley
Royal Tour of 1967: Ottawa’s swans
Marathon of Hope: Terry Fox
The Journey of Nishiyuu: A Quest for Unity
Ottawa and the age of myth: Long-Ma and Kumo
Souvenirs of Friendship: Mayor’s gifts

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