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2012 Calendar

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Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives Annual General Meeting
Sunday, October 21, 2012 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Guest speaker Grete Hale, author of “Baker’s Daughter: The Story of a long, rich and very Canadian Life”, followed by the FCOA AGM.
All welcome to attend; admission and parking free.
Location: Room 115, 1st floor, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa

Archives Awareness Week

The Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives accepted the proclamation from Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to mark Archives Awareness Week April 2-8, 2012. more / suite

At the Archives: Summer 2013

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Was Champlain Ottawa’s First Tourist?

Four hundred years ago Samuel de Champlain traveled up the Ottawa River in search of a route to Asia. He developed a relationship with the Anishnabeg, the inhabitants of the Lower Ottawa River watershed. This exhibit showcases Champlain’s experiences outlined in his journal, the Anishnabeg and the legacy of this voyage.

The 1613 Voyage of Samuel de Champlain

City of Ottawa Archives Exhibit
Gallery 112, 100 Tallwood Drive

From June 10, 2013 until July 26, 2013.

City of Ottawa Archives Showcases Samuel de Champlain’s 400-year-old Voyage

Mayor Jim Watson officially opened the Ottawa’s First Tourist? exhibit on June 17, 2013 at City of Ottawa Archives in commemoration of Samuel de Champlain’s 1613 voyage. City Archives partnered with the Kitigin Zibi, the Anishinabeg, the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation and the Museoparc Vanier to offer this exhibit marking the 400th anniversary of de Champlain’s voyage. more / suite

At the Archives – Ottawa’s History of Rock and Roll

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The City of Ottawa is developing an exhibit on the history of Rock and Roll in Ottawa from circa 1954 to 2012. The exhibit will open in October 2013 at the City of Ottawa Central Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive.

The City Archives is looking to document as much of the local music scene as possible. Would you be able to help? The research collected will be stored and preserved for future generations in the new Central Archives building. A research paper on Ottawa’s history of rock will be made available in the reference room library, accessible to the public at all times. more / suite

At the Archives: Paper Making and Book Binding Two-Day Workshop

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Learn about the art of paper making and book binding. Make your own paper designs and bind them together using various stitching techniques.

Register online at Ottawa.ca using barcode 835940.

Date: April 6-7, 2013 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Location: 100 Tallwood Drive, Learning Centre

Total Cost: $120.75

At the Archives: Junior Archivist Day Camp for March Break

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City of Ottawa Archives is offering an exciting one day camp for children for 9 to 11 years old. This camp is for kids who like to write, take photographs or create their own artwork. Using hands-on activities they will learn how to save and store their own creations so they last a life time.

March 14, 2013 - 8:30am- 3:30pm at the James Bartleman Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa. $40 for the day.

Register for this class on Ottawa.ca using barcode 836060

Contact the City of Ottawa Archives for more information www.ottawa.ca/archives

Ontario Association of Architects Honours the City Archives Building

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The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has honoured the best in architectural design and innovation in its 2012 awards program.

100 Tallwood DriveThe James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre has been recognized for design excellence by the Ontario Association of Architects.  Read more about the OAA awards recognizing design and inovation here and about the 2012 winners from Ottawa here.

 

2011 Calendar

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Saturday, 9 July, from noon to 4 p.m.

Open House: Come see the new building!

You are cordially invited to an Open House with tours of the new facility, including the conservation lab, vaults and more

When:  Saturday, 9 July, from noon to 4 p.m.

Where:  City of Ottawa Central Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive at Woodroffe Avenue (bus routes 94 and 95; free parking)

Don't just read about it, come and see it for yourself! more / suite

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