An historical house tour in Sandy Hill
IODE Laurentian Chapter
51st House and Garden Tour
June 8-9, 2012
10 am to 2 pm
Discover the character, style and stories of one of Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhoods.
9 Open Houses –including the oldest house in Sandy Hill, stylish apartments in historic Wallis House (the old Protestant Hospital), a former home of Canada’s first female senator, a Victorian terrace and more.
Proceeds going to Nelson House in the fight to end violence against women and to other good causes.
Tickets: $30. Call 613-842-5304.
Heritage Ottawa's Annual Walking Tour Series
As part of our outreach activity Heritage Ottawa offers a series of guided Walking Tours of historic neighbourhoods.
The 2012 Walking Tour Series has arrived!
“Convent Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur, Ottawa, Ontario” Photogelatine Engraving Co., Ottawa, gelatine, colour (birdseye by Werner Noffke, 1927)
On April 19th, 1962, the residents of LeBreton Flats learned that their community was to be levelled in the name of urban renewal. Within a few short years, blocks and blocks of homes, businesses and churches disappeared and the residents of a close-knit community scattered. Something shiny and new was to replace it.
On the 50th anniversary of the LeBreton expropriations, Heritage Ottawa invites you to an evening of reminiscing – and looking to the future – of LeBreton Flats.
PARLIAMENT HILL: THE MATERIALS, THE METHODS, THE LEGENDS
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7:00 pm
Master mason Bobby Watt takes us on a journey through time
to explore the innermost workings of the original building
program for Canada's three foremost Government buildings
and the rebuilding of the Centre Block after the fire of
1916. The talk will cover present day renovations to the
buildings and the conservation standards used to direct
This lecture will be in English...(and Scottish).
Heritage Ottawa congratulates the Gatineau Valley Historical Society/Société historique de la Vallée de la Gatineau as it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012.
The Society has put together an ambitious calendar of events for 2012 which is focused on celebrating the Society's roots by connecting with some of the historic places, contributors, and organizations that have donated their time and expertise to make GVHS a viable and significant local institution since 1962.
The Ottawa Historical Association is pleased to announce that its next regular lecture will be delivered by Professor Paul Litt on "The Mediated Politician: Cultural Change and Images of John Turner, 1962-1988."
The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm in Room 2017, Dunton Tower, Carleton University, 101 Colonel By Drive. Please join for a discussion and refreshments after the talk.
VIMY: Canada’s Memorial to a Generation
Written by two of Canada’s leading experts, Jacqueline Hucker and
Julian Smith, this richly illustrated book traces the history of the monument, how it came into being, the importance of its situation on Vimy Ridge, and how it was restored and rededicated in 2007.
Both authors were closely involved in the restoration and bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to this handsome new volume.
The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm in Room 2017, Dunton Tower, Carleton University, 101 Colonel By Drive.
Dr. Paul Litt is an historian with both the Department of History and the Department of Canadian Studies at Carleton University. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Dr. Litt has published extensively on the theory and practice of public history in Canada. He is also the author of The Muses, the Masses, and the Massey Commission (1992) and Elusive Destiny: The Political Vocation of John Napier Turner (2011).
HERITAGE OTTAWA’S SEVENTH ANNUAL BOB AND MARY ANNE PHILLIPS MEMORIAL LECTURE: FULL CIRCLE: CONSERVATION AND "ADAPTIVE USE" IN RESTORING THE JEANNE D'ARC INSTITUTE ON SUSSEX DRIVE
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St. corner of Laurier Ave. W., 7:00 pm