Heritage Ottawa 2018 Phillips Memorial Lecture
And After: The Consequences of World War I
World War I had deep transformative effects on Canada and on France felt at all levels of society, then and now.
Speaker: Senator Serge Joyal has carved a solid reputation as a man who is passionate about history and culture.
Lectures are held in the auditorium of the Ottawa Public Library at 120 Metcalfe Street. They are free and there is no need to pre-register. For more info visit heritageottawa.org.
Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour: Village of Rockcliffe Park
As part of its Walking Tour series, Heritage Ottawa presents “The Village of Rockcliffe Park” on Sunday, September 30, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, led by local historian Martha Edmond, author of Rockcliffe Park: A History of the Village. Learn about the history of the Village and the role the MacKay and Keefer families had in determining its layout and the design of many of its homes. You will not want to miss this fun and informative event! Meet at the intersection of Lisgar Road and Princess Avenue. Heritage Ottawa members: $5; non-members: $10 (payable by cash at start of the tour). For more information on this and other walking tours and lectures, go to www.heritageottawa.org.
Tempting Values for Early Shoppers: The Birth of Ottawa’s Department Stores
Speaker: Robert Smythe is a contributor to the recently published book From Walk-Up to High-Rise: Ottawa’s Historic Apartment Buildings and is the author of the architectural history blog Urbsite.
The department store was the product of an increasingly leisured middle class, a new consumer economy and architectural innovations like plate glass windows, electric lights and passenger elevators. In comparison to the great metropolitan centres, Ottawa’s fondly remembered versions of these emporia of wonders were smaller in scale but equally ambitious and great objects of civic pride. To warm your holiday gift-buying experience, visit stores like A.E. Rea and Co., R.J. Devlin Co., Bryson Graham Ltd., Murphy-Gamble Co., Charles Ogilvy Ltd. and A.J. Freiman’s.
You are invited to join us for refreshments. The book will be available for purchase at the lecture. The lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register.
Heritage Ottawa Lecture Series: The Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn
Join us for a special evening presentation by Pikwàkanagàn Elder Ron Bernard on the past and present of this vibrant Algonquin community.
Pikwàkanagàn, meaning “a hilly place,” is situated on the shores of the Bonnechère River and Golden Lake in Renfrew County. The Algonquin of Pikwàkanagàn host us on their traditional, unceded ancestral Aboriginal territory, here in the Ottawa Valley.
The lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register.