In 1984 Lt-Col. John T. Woolsey, CD, of Kanata (now part of the City of Ottawa) presented the Foundation with John Charles Pinhey's 1881 painting "Meditation". The artist painted this lovely portrait of his cousin, Kate Pinhey, when he was 21 years of age. Both John Charles and Kate were grandchildren of the Honourable Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey. Miss Pinhey, who died in 1937, bequeathed the portrait to her niece, Col. Woolsey's mother. It became the inspiration for an exceptionally attractive and interesting exhibit at Pinhey's Point.
MEDITATION '92 was the highlight of the 1992 exhibits. Volunteer Sally Harrison devoted 75 hours to recreating for display the wine-coloured day dress in which Kate sat for her portrait more than a century ago. Harrison drafted a pattern for the reproduction costume using written directions from several 1880 and 1881 pattern drafting books. The 1990s version of the dress is made from wool flannel and rayon/acetate faille.
School Days in old March Township
In Ontario, from the 1840s to the 1870s, the provincial government promoted and ultimately legislated tax-supported primary education for all. Initially, not all Ontarians supported this policy. For example, in March Township, wealthy property owners were a strong voice of opposition to "education for all". They feared a revolution among the farming class should this group become better educated. One of the most outspoken and influential opponents of educational reform was Hamnett Pinhey. In spite of the resistance, by 1866 there were eight one-room schools in March Township.
SCHOOL DAYS, the primary exhibit of 1994, ran the full length of the summer to rave reviews. The display, including a diorama of a 1930s schoolroom, was inspired by the schoolhouse S.S. No. 2 (now the Kanata Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery), which still stands in the village of South March.
Origin and Cultural Ownership of a Canadian Icon
Pinhey's Point Historic Site May 12 - August 31, 2013
Carleton University Department of History September-October 2013
This exhibit from the Pinhey's Point Foundation features a hitherto unseen manuscript account of the discovery of the 'Champlain' astrolabe, and an exploration of its contested status as a cultural symbol.
A qui l'astrolabe?
Provenance et la propriété culturelle d'une icône canadienne
Lieu historique de Pinhey's Point 12 mai - 31 août 2013
Département d'histoire de l'Université Carleton Septembre-Octobre 2013
Cette exposition de la Fondation Pinhey's Point présente un manuscrit -jusqu'à maintenant inconnu- de la découverte de l'astrolabe de Champlain et une exploration de son statut contesté comme un symbole culturel.
Origin and Cultural Ownership of a Canadian Icon 2013
William Henry Bartlett's Ottawa River
W.H. Bartlett was a British artist who toured North America in the 1840s preparing sepia sketches as the basis for folio volumes of engraved views for sale to the home market. He viewed the Canadian wilderness through eyes educated in the British picturesque aesthetic. Nonetheless Bartlett's engravings are probably the best known views of nineteenth-century Canada. Discover what the Pinheys had to say about his view of Horaceville.
The Champlain and Bartlett exhibits complement RIVERFEST, Pinhey's Point Historic Site's annual keynote event celebrating the Ottawa River, August 12, 2013, and are our contribution to the year-long Champlain 2013 events marking the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's first ascent of the Ottawa in 1613. See www.champlain2013.ca
W.H. Bartlett était un artiste britannique qui a visité l'Amérique du Nord dans les années 1840. Il considérait la nature sauvage canadienne à travers les yeux instruits dans l'esthétique pittoresque britannique. Néanmoins les gravures de Bartlett sont probablement les images les meilleures connues du Canada au XIXe siècle. Découvrez ce que les Pinhey avaient à dire à propos de sa vision de Horaceville.
Ces deux expositions se complètent Riverfest, l'événement annuel célébrant la rivière des Outaouais, le 12 août 2013 et sont notre contribution aux événements marquant le 400e anniversaire de la première ascension de la région d'Ottawa de Samuel de Champlain en 1613. voir www.champlain2013.ca
La rivière des Outaouais de William Henry Bartlett
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