What's in a Name?

Cole and Rochester families at Maplelawn, 1907. Photo: City of Ottawa Archives

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00

This lecture will present the early histories of Bytown, Rochesterville and Nepean with an exposé woven from the Rochester, Cole, Baillie and McDougall families whose collective signature is on much early development of Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley.

With the arrival of John Rochester Senior to Bytown in 1827, the establishment of breweries, tanneries, sawmilling and mining became part of this fascinating fabric. 


Read more about the Cole and Rochester families at Heritage Ottawa's  50 Years | 50 Stories: Maplelawn.



David Lemkay, Executive Director, Renfrew Industrial Commission


The Lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register.


Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2