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Picturing Arctic Modernity – North Baffin Drawings from 1964

The exhibition offers vivid insight into Inuit identity and culture, through an eloquent series of drawings that examine daily life during a period of tremendous social change. A travelling exhibition developed by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University and the Canadian Museum of History, with the assistance of the Pond Inlet Archives, Ilisaqsivik, […]

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 […]

Makers at the Museum: Paint Your Own Serving Tray

Customize and finish building your very own vintage wooden serving tray. This workshop will be led by Sharon from Paint Parties Ottawa who will guide you step-by-step through creating this wonderful hand crafted home décor piece. Enjoy a guided tour of Fairfields Heritage House and learn more about the Bell family’s history as successful dairy […]

Community Barbecue: Beer – From Grain to Glass

Did you know that Margaret and William Bell once operated a tavern on the property where Fairfields Heritage house now stands? Bring the family to the museum and join us for our Father’s Day weekend community BBQ! Explore the history of beer and how it is made. Taste wort (unfermented beer), learn about the various […]

Makers at the Museum: A Plein Air Watercolour Workshop

Inspired by the paintings and life of Winnifred Sinclair Bell, join us at the museum for a watercolour workshop led by Jennifer Nicol from Jennifer’s Flying Colours. Let our beautiful grounds and gardens as well as the striking features of the 19th century gothic revival farmhouse serve as your backdrop while you are led step-by-step through […]

Makers at the Museum: Mother’s Day Relaxation Workshop

Fairfields Heritage House, 3080 Richmond Road Ages 16 and up. Registration is required. Bath bombs may be a new addition to our relaxation routines, but women have long used natural oils, teas, and herbs to make the most of their leisure time. A local artisan from Zoe’s Corner will lead you in a workshop (3 hours) […]

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Is Nature Nocturne getting you closer to nature?

Dr. Adam Oliver Brown is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa with an interest in Science Communication.  Last week I went for a trip to the museum to reconnect with nature and was met by a raucous crowd of hundreds of party-goers sipping on cocktails and dancing to the […]