· Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey: A Man of Property
· Walling’s 1863 Map of Carleton County
· Necessary Business: 19th Century Hygiene at Horaceville
· Mrs. Pinhey’s Kitchen
· Shining a Light on the Past
Below are links to peruse some of our previous exhibits and a 68-slide presentation of Milestones at Pinhey's Point, capturing highlights at the site since 1980.
Each year new exhibitions are prepared by the Pinhey's Point Foundation to complement public programming by City of Ottawa heritage staff. Throughout the house, visitors can browse period room settings and featured displays to learn about the Pinhey family and property, their gentry neighbours and the history of March Township. Artifacts and images are drawn from the Foundation's collections and elsewhere.
The Foundation is grateful to the City of Ottawa for financial support and translation services in the preparation of exhibits for Horaceville.
Summer on the River: Camping and boating at Pinhey's Point a century ago
Photographs reproduced from the E.L. Brittain family albums in the archives of the Canadian Museum of History depict the lazy days of summer at Horaceville at the turn of the last century. The park at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site continues to be a perfect setting for a picnic. Exhibit opens May 8th for the summer. Treat your Mom to a day on the river!
Discover family heirlooms throughout the house from a recent donation by a great-great granddaughter of Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey. Learn about life on the farm at Horaceville from her recollections of a visit here as a child. Come view two newly donated and splendidly-restored paintings by Pinhey grandson, the artist John Charles Pinhey, RCA (1860-1912). Exhibit opens May 8th for the summer.
(Yachts moored at Pinhey’s Point, 1905. Pinhey’s Point Foundation)
A Treasured Past
(Untitled [Amalia Pinhey] by John Charles Pinhey, oil on canvas. Pinhey's Point Foundation, Gift of Juanita Snelgrove)
Juanita Snelgrove’s Century
This exhibit recounts, in her own words and through family photographs, the life of Pinhey descendant Juanita (Cronyn) Snelgrove, who first visited Horaceville in 1923. A gracious woman drawing strength from her faith, active in her community, and loved by family and friends, Juanita celebrated her 100th birthday at Horaceville in May 2016.
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site May 14-August 31, 2016
Remedies, Elixirs, and Medical Men
Drawing on documentation and artifacts of the Pinhey family and their circle, this exhibit examines health care in 19th-century March Township and Bytown (Ottawa). Hamnett Pinhey himself apprenticed in London with a surgeon and though he never practised that profession he brought a ship apothecary kit and numerous medical books with him to Canada and assisted neighbours with medical problems on the frontier in the absence of physicians. The exhibit also explores the lives of Dr A.J. Christie of Bytown, Pinhey's son-in-law Dr Hamnett Hill, and Christie's grandson who had a pharmacy on Sparks Street in the 1870s and an aerated water factory. The exhibit sets these Ottawa biographies and a selection from Hamnett Pinhey’s 18th and 19th century medical books in the context of changing medical knowledge over the course of the 19th century.
(Juanita with mother Con and grandmother Amalia. Photo courtesy Daphne Snelgrove)
(Pierre Pomet, A Compleat History of Druggs. London 1712 - Pinhey’s Point Foundation collection)
Department of History, 4th floor Paterson Hall, Carleton University, September to December 2016.
This exhibit accompanies the Carleton University History Department’s annual Shannon Lectures Series, which this year has the theme CRITICAL CARE: TREATMENT OF BODY AND MIND IN CULTURAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY. For details of the lectures consult the Carleton University Website
ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE SERIES 2016
Discovering archaeological heritage at Pinhey’s Point
Photographs and archival sources indicate that a number of historical buildings and architectural features at Pinhey’s Point have disappeared over time. One such building is a carriage or drive shed, shown in an 1890s photo built against the barn. The results of public excavations of this building conducted in August 2015 and May 2016 and their interpretive value are presented and discussed.
Ian Badgley is an archaeologist with the National Capital Commission and a member of the Pinhey’s Point Foundation’s board.
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, Monday, June 27, 2016, 7 pm
Archaeologist Ian Badgley
(Photo by Bruce Elliott)
Ottawa archaeology in the age of the gentleman amateur
Bytown surgeons Hamnett Hill and Edward Van Cortlandt founded the Bytown Mechanics Institute and promoted natural history and archaeology. Van Cortlandt’s 1843 excavation of an indigenous burial ground older than the Pyramids has prompted a recent reinterpretation of the Ottawa River’s cultural landscape.
Randy Boswell is a former Ottawa Citizen and Postmedia news writer and a professor of journalism at Carleton University. He recently co-authored several studies about Ottawa-area archaeology with Canadian Museum of History curator Jean-Luc Pilon.
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, Monday, July 25, 2016, 7pm
Randy Boswell with two views of Hull Landing, 1845 and 2015
(Photo by Justin Tang, courtesy Carleton University)
Unveiling of West Carleton War Memorial
The new West Carleton War Memorial will be unveiled June 18 beginning at 1:15:
Although the former West Carleton Township consisted of Fitzroy, Torbolton, and Huntley the memorial is to include the names of war dead from the former March Township, including Charles Hamnett Pinhey. The site design by South March architect Malcolm Wildeboer is impressive, as is the unusual and moving sculpture by Ron Cowle of Lanark of a sitting soldier reading a letter from home.
Falldown Lane, Carp, Saturday, June 18, 2016 beginning at 1:15pm
View the video of artists' mockups on the memorial project website
(Photo: West Carleton War Memorial Project)
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