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Steve Matiussi, Manager of Visitor Experience at the Bytown Museum. Image: @bytownmuseum (Instagram)

Video of the Week: Bytown Museum Bit By Bit

By Greggory Clark on May 27, 2020



You’ve seen virtual tours, audio guides, and digitized collections, but the Bytown Museum is also putting out tons of bonus content during isolation.

Filmed on-site in safe physical distancing conditions, and featuring the Museum’s visitor experience manager, these 3-minute IGTV videos cover hot topics in Ottawa history like Bytown’s favourite drink (workers on the canal drank raw white whiskey known as poitín) and how Bytown was “rebranded” as Ottawa.

Although you can’t visit museums just yet, the first two episodes of Bytown Bit By Bit are online, with more to come. Host Steve Matiussi says weekly episodes will preview upcoming exhibitions, feature special guests, and behind-the-scenes bonuses

Watch Episodes 1 and 2 below. Follow @bytownmuseum on Instagram for new episodes weekly.