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The Royal Canadian Geographic Society Summer Exhibits

This summer, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is hosting three exhibits at it’s new headquarters at 50 Sussex Drive: Lessons from the Arctic, honours Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first person to reach the South Pole; Explore, an exhibition of contemporary art by Alberta artist Chris Cran, and the temporary art installation Compass: Peace in […]

The Fruit Machine Ottawa Premiere

On the heels of a sold-out world premiere at Inside Out Film Festival in Toronto, The Fruit Machine will have its Ottawa premiere this weekend at the Mayfair Theatre. The film examines the four decades-long homosexual witch-hunt where survivors recount their personal stories of dedication and betrayal at the hands of the Canadian government.

Homefront Kitchen Party at Laurier House

Parks Canada is hosting a Free Admission Day and a Homefront Kitchen Party at Laurier House on June 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Activities will be offered throughout the day, including demonstrations by the Ottawa Swing Society, a jazz band on the veranda, and an interactive photo booth. Light refreshments will also be […]

Photograph Detective: Identify & Date Old Photos

Got an old family album or a box of unlabelled photos from the past?  Want to figure out who’s in them?  Dating old photos to identify the people in them requires knowledge of photographic processes as well as the history of fashion and trends.  Conservator Kyla Ubbink will use real antique photos to show us […]