Workers’ History Museum Celebrates Completion of 17 Capital History Installations for Ottawa 2017

The Workers’ History Museum in partnership with Carleton University’s Centre for Public History, design firm Chapter One Studio, artist Ross Rheaume, and Ottawa 2017 is pleased to announce the completion of the Capital History Kiosks Project in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial. Capital History Kiosks was made possible by Ottawa 2017’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Program, stewarded by AOE Arts Council, Ottawa Arts Council and Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa.

Each kiosk consists of a wrapped traffic control box featuring a unique archival image or an original painting by Ross Rheaume, inspired by his exploration of Ottawa’s history. To learn more about these little-known stories from Ottawa’s past, each kiosk carries a QR code taking visitors to Capitalhistory.ca. Stories were developed by graduate students in the Department of History at Carleton University.

We will be posting each of the stories over the next few weeks.

Banner Image: CBC (Bank and Sparks) Photo: Dave Weatherall