EXHIBITS: Commemorating 1867 and 1967, and 1917
The origins and significance of domestic Gothic architecture in Ottawa (May 14–October 8)
Ottawa the Capital and Ottawa the City come together as civil, ecclesiastical, Parliamentary and a revolutionary residential Gothic transformed rough frontier Bytown into a City of Ottawa worthy of being the capital of a new nation.
Pinhey’s Point meets the Sixties (August 1–October 8)
The National Capital Commission purchase of the Pinhey property was announced in 1959, with plans for Centennial restoration and a steamboat to Aylmer. Explore with us what happened – and what didn’t.
Intimate views of Vimy (June 23–October 8)
The Vimy Memorial names 11,285 Canadians missing in France, one of Ottawa’s Pinhey family among them. Follow a devoted sister as she tries to learn his fate. And visit with another family member who came to Vimy as a student pilgrim in 1936.
Remedies, Elixirs and Medical Men and Songs of the Allies
Department of History, 4th Floor Paterson Hall, Carleton University, to April 30
Meet the Gentry and Whose Astrolabe?
Ontario Genealogical Society Conference, Algonquin College, Ottawa, June 16–18
Meet the Gentry
Dunrobin Community Assn, 1151 Thomas A. Dolan Parkway, July 1
The Pinhey Family at War, 1914–1918
New St Mary’s Anglican Church, 2574 Sixth Line Road, Dunrobin, November 12
With the cooperation of our City partners the PPF is again conducting two digs at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site in 2017. The weekend of June 24–25 will continue work at the stone stable site. There will be opportunities for field work with cleaning and identifying artifacts as well as participating in the dig site. The second event August 19–20 will be an official event for Archaeology Month with expanded activities.
PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES: Vimy Centenary & First World War commemorations
(Admission free. Refreshments will follow each lecture.)
Vimy: Beyond the Battle (Monday July 17, 7 p.m. at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site)
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Canadian War Museum presents the special exhibition Vimy: Beyond the Battle. Dr Mélanie Morin-Pelletier will describe the experience of curating this exhibition that sheds light on how and why Canadians commemorate by exploring private and collective memories of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War, and more recent conflicts.
Dr Mélanie Morin-Pelletier is Historian: War and Society at the Canadian War Museum.
Designing the West Carleton War Memorial (Monday August 21, 7 p.m. at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site)
At the base of Falldown Lane, immortalized in bronze, a young Canadian soldier sits quietly among the ruins of war reading a letter from home. Each year at the 11th hour of the 11th month a shadow, our shadow, falls across the names of the fallen and a Morse Code message spread across the pavement calls us to Remember… Malcolm Wildeboer looks forward to bringing to light the many layers of thought and design behind the making of this new memorial.
Malcolm Wildeboer is an architect with Vandenberg & Wildeboer Associates, South March.
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To view our other past exhibits and events: Exhibit/Event Archive