Heritage Ottawa has lined up a enticing program for our Fall 2021 Free Online Lecture Series.
We are launching the season with a September lecture on the landmark Alexandra Bridge that you won't want to miss! The entire Fall schedule is listed below.
Lectures will begin at 7 pm via ZOOM, will last one hour, and be followed by a brief question period.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
We ask that you pre-register in advance of each free lecture. See the individual listings for details.
Thank you to our Lecture Series sponsor ANDREX HOLDINGS .
Cundell Stables: The Last Stable in LowertownWednesday, December 15, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00Presented via ZOOM | Pre-Registration RequiredOttawa, ONCanada
Cundell Stables has been operating as a family business in Lowertown since the 1870s. It remains the last vestige of Ottawa’s equine history and is teetering on the verge of extinction.
Opportunities and challenges in protecting our Cultural Heritage: ICOMOS´ international collaboration trajectoryWednesday, November 17, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00Presented via ZOOM | Pre-Registration RequiredOTTAWA, ONCanada
The International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an advisory body to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, has a network of 10,000+ professionals worldwide. Established over 50 years ago,...
Emerging Scholars Present: Learning from Ottawa School Heritage StoriesWednesday, October 20, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00Presented via ZOOM | Pre-Registration RequiredOttawa, ONCanada
From communities reacting to health and safety measures, to findings about unmarked graves on former Indigenous Residential School properties, schools have been in the news across Canada....
The Alexandra Bridge: Its Construction, Its Significance, Its FutureWednesday, September 22, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00Presented via ZOOM | Pre-Registration RequiredOttawa, ONCanada
A timely lecture that you won't want to miss! Federal plans are underway to demolish this iconic interprovincial link. Although the bridge was designated a national historic civil engineering site...
Bauhaus and the White City of Tel AvivWednesday, June 23, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00Presented via ZOOMPre-Registration RequiredOttawa, ONCanada
This lecture is currently available on YouTube for a limited time. Scroll down for the link.
This special lecture takes us outside Canada to look at how the Bauhaus — founded over 100...
The Changing Architectural Landscape of Vanier: Possible Future Avenues (IN FRENCH)Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00Presented via ZOOMPre-Registration RequiredOttawa, ONCanada
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Presented in partnership with Muséoparc Vanier.
This French-language presentation will explore issues related to re-development of the...
Canadian GothicWednesday, March 24, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00Presented via ZOOMPre-Registration RequiredOttawa, ONCanada
How did an architectural style synonymous with medieval Europe become the style of choice in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Canada?
This illustrated talk will take us on a journey...
Phillips Memorial Lecture: Saving the Rideau Street Convent ChapelWednesday, February 17, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00Presented via ZOOMPre-Registration RequiredOttawa, ONCanada
One of the architectural gems of the nation, now a jewel in the crown of the National Gallery of Canada, is the Rideau Street Convent Chapel. A captivating space, its rows of delicate columns...
Gold, Snakes, and Mother Insurance: Preservation of the 180 Wellington Building MosaicWednesday, January 20, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00Presented via ZOOM.Pre-Registration RequiredOttawa, ONCanada
Built in 1927 as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 180 Wellington Building’s most stunning feature is the dramatic mosaic on the vaulted ceiling inside the main entrance...
GOLD, SNAKES, AND MOTHER INSURANCE : THE PRESERVATION OF THE 180 WELLINGTON BUILDING MOSAICSaturday, June 20, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:30Orange Art Gallery290 City Centre AvenueOttawa, ON K1R 1C7Canada
In keeping with Ottawa Public Health recommendations, Heritage Ottawa has cancelled this event and will rescheduled it for a future date. Thank you for your understanding.
Built in 1927 as...
Delighting Visitors for Generations: The Restoration of The OpiniconWednesday, April 15, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:00Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library120 Metcalfe StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5M2Canada
APRIL LECTURE POSTPONED
In response to the Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 guidelines, Heritage Ottawa has cancelled the April lecture. We will announce a rescheduled date soon. We apologize...
The Changing Architectural Landscape of Vanier: Future Possible Avenues (IN FRENCH)Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:00Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library120 Metcalfe StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5M2CanadaLe paysage architectural changeant de Vanier : Quelles avenues possibles?
MARCH LECTURE POSTPONED
In response to the guidance of Ottawa Public Health with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus...
Cultural Landscapes of the LGBTTQ+ Community in OttawaWednesday, February 19, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:00Auditorium, Main BranchOttawa Public Library120 Metcalfe StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5M2CanadaHeritage Ottawa 2020 Phillips Memorial Lecture
Ottawa’s LGBTTQ+ community has an interesting history unique to many other cities. Due in part to the government employee purges during the 1950s to...
Omàmiwininì Pimàdjwowin: The Algonquin Way Cultural CentreWednesday, January 22, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:00Auditorium, Main BranchOttawa Public Library120 Metcalfe StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5M2Canada= CANCELLED =
January 17, 2020 — Heritage Ottawa regrets the cancellation of this lecture due to unforseen circumstances. We hope to reschedule soon.
Our free lecture season continues on...
The Garden of the Provinces and Territories: Almost 50 years along!Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00Christ Church Cathedral, Great Hall414 Sparks StreetOttawa, ON K1R 0B2Canada
This presentation will reprise John Zvonar’s presentation at Heritage Ottawa in 2010, which was entitled “Terra Incognita: Ottawa’s Unfamiliar Landscapes.”
More ‘familiar’ these days, the...
Reevaluation of Modern SitesWednesday, November 20, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00Auditorium, Main BranchOttawa Public Library120 Metcalfe StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5M2Canada
The importance of conserving modern heritage has gained increasing prominence in recent years, as many unique sites have come under threat of destruction. Mariana Esponda will describe her...
Emerging Scholars: Two Talks and a Pub NightTuesday, October 22, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00Brigid's WellSaint Brigid's Centre for the Arts310 St. Patrick Street, at CumberlandOttawa, ON K1N 5K5Canada
Join us at 7 pm for two informative talks by recent graduates. Each talk will be 15 to 20 minutes in duration and the audience will have an opportunity to pose questions to the speakers....
Modern History: Preserving Canada’s Legacy of ModernismTuesday, September 24, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00Ottawa Art Gallery, Alma Duncan Salon (Level 3)50 Mackenzie King BridgeOttawa, ON K1N 0C5Canada
The architecture of the Modernist movement once spoke of the future. Now the buildings of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s are past middle age. They need work — and a critical look. This problem of modern...
Modernism for the MassesWednesday, June 19, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00Orange Art Gallery290 City Centre DriveOttawa, ON K1R 1C7Canada
During the mid-20th century, Ottawa homebuilders introduced modern design to tract housing.
Some embraced the modern ethos wholeheartedly, while others sprinkled touches of it throughout...
NCC’s Assessment and Rescue of Archaeological Legacy in the Capital Region: Summary of ResultsWednesday, April 17, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library120 Metcalfe StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5M2Canada
The erosion of ancient shorelines along coasts and inland rivers and lakes due to sea level rise, and the increased frequency and severity of flooding has been characterized as a global crisis for...
Meet the Developers: Apartment Building Construction in Ottawa, 1900 to the PresentWednesday, March 20, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library120 Metcalfe StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5M2Canada
Although developers of Ottawa’s apartment buildings are less well-known than the architects who designed them—after all, it is a building’s appearance that endures—it was these local entrepreneurs...