Heritage Ottawa Awards 2015 Gordon Cullingham Research Grants

From Left: Grant recipient Stephen Jarret; Heritage Ottawa President Leslie Maitland; Janet Irwin, wife of the late Gordon Cullingham; grant recipients Peter Coffman & Andrew Waldron / Photo: David B. Flemming

Sunday, March 1, 2015

HERITAGE OTTAWA, By David B. Flemming

Heritage Ottawa celebrated Heritage Day at Ottawa City Hall on February 17th by awarding two $1000 Gordon Cullingham Research Grants, one to Stephen Jarrett and another to a group consisting of Harold Kalman, Andrew Waldron and Peter Coffman.

The grants are awarded annually in honor of the late Gordon Cullingham, journalist, broadcaster, editor and heritage activist to encourage research on Ottawa's built heritage. The winners of the two awards were selected from among six applicants for this year's grant.

Mr. Jarrett's grant will be used to undertake historical and archaeological research on the former site of the mid-late 19th century W.H.Berry Malt House and Brewery in the west end of Ottawa. The applicant hopes to display the results of the project at Pinhey's Point National Historic Site, one of Ottawa's municipal museums.

The group led by Harold Kalman will use their grant to provide additional research for an expanded edition of the 1983 book Exploring Ottawa. The new edition will contain new architectural tours to cover much of the expanded area of the City as a result of the 2001 amalgamation.

"These two projects will broaden our appreciation of Ottawa's industrial and architectural history," said Heritage Ottawa President, Leslie Maitland. "Heritage Ottawa is pleased to support projects such as these in anticipation of Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations in 2017," she added.



For more information about the Gordon Cullingham Research Grants, contact Heritage Ottawa at info@heritageottawa.org