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Come and visit our Local - Provincial - Archives or Library - Community Museum - Fort or Military Museum - Historic Site, Building or Park - Historical Society - Museum - Transportation Museum
About the Collections
Lt.-Col. By's personal and military artifacts and construction of the Rideau Canal; artifacts used by residents of Bytown, Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley (1826 - present): agriculture, kitchen, toys, costumes, church, school and hospital-related artifacts; government artifacts; large picture collection; archives; research library
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 15,000
The Historical Society of Ottawa has been in existence since 1898. It has been collecting material relevant to the early years of the Capital and has amassed a significant collection of materials.
Architectural Records - Cartographic Materials - Prints and Drawings - Manuscripts - Photographs - Textual Records - Other : Paintings, prints and photographs.
Extensive collections relating to Ottawa, the construction of the Canal and the early years of Bytown.
Costumes - Furniture or Furnishings - Glass - Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork - Musical Instruments - Textiles or Tapestries
Culture: Canadian : Aboriginal or First Nations - European
Media: Painting - Prints and Drawings - Sculpture - Sketchbooks or Albums
Miscellaneous: Folk Art - War Art - Religious Art
Agriculture - Archaeological Objects - Astronomy - Ceremonial Objects - Chemistry - Clocks or Time-keeping Devices - Communications Devices - Costumes and Accessories - Currency - Electricity - Exploration and Survey - Fisheries - Forestry - Furniture or Furnishings - Household Objects or Domestic Technology - Imaging : Photographs - Industrial Technology and History - Manuscripts - Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints - Marine History and Technology - Medals - Medical History and Technology - Memorabilia - Military History and Technology - Musical Instruments - Oral History - Performing Arts - Physics, Mathematics or Metrology - Printing and Bookbinding - Religious or Liturgical Objects - Sports Equipment - Stamps - Toys and Games - Transportation : Marine : Non-motorized ground : Railway - Local History - Weapons
Services & Activities
Permanent collections on display; changing exhibits; school and other group tours; volunteer program; loans program; research and archive centre
Research Centre and Libray may be accessed through appointment
Archival Records - Genealogical Research - Library
Programmes may be tailored to fit the needs and interest of the group.
School Programs - Family Programs - Classes or Workshops - Demonstrations - Internships - Lectures
Bilingual Services - Films and Videos - Guided Tours : English : French - Children's Activities or Services - Information Centre or Desk - Parking Facilities : Free - Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Signs : Wheelchair access
Snack bar or Vending machines - Picnic Area - Reception Facilities
Membership or Volunteer Program
Publications & Products
The Historical Society of Ottawa has offer 60 publications which are available The focus of these publications is the history and development of Ottawa.
A Newsletter is produced for Society members
Posters - Postcards - Newsletters - Videos - Brochures - Scholarly Papers - Books - Annual Reports - T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps - Tour Packages - Commemorative Souvenirs - Educational kits - Other : The Museum Store carries a wide variety of merchandise.
Hours & Admission
Operation: Year Round By Appointment Seasonal
Tours of the oldest stone building in Canada`s Capital.
Special thematic tours for groups of all ages.
Summer workshops for children.
Yearly special exhibits.
Open: January to March by appointment
April to May 15 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
May to Thanksgiving 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
October to November 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
December by appointment
$5 adults, $3 students and seniors, groups of ten or more: adults $3 students $2.50
Discounts: - Group - Student Discount
P. O. Box 523, Station B,, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5P6
Fax: 234 4846
Location(s) of Business
1 Canal Lane,Ottawa,Ontario,K1P 1L1bytown-052009