Your Definitive Source of Ottawa Workers’ History
Since 2011, the Workers’ History Museum has celebrated, interpreted, and preserved the history, heritage and culture of working people in the National Capital Region, the Ottawa Valley and far beyond.
WHM creates permanent, travelling and virtual exhibits, maintains an extensive photographic archive and an artefact collection, organizes storytelling evenings, walking tours, oral history seminars and other events, publishes books and graphic novels and even makes movies. Our collections are focused on workers as individuals, as well as employees, as trades, as industry and many other aspects of the life of working people.
The volunteer board collaborates with other heritage, academic and labour organizations to bring workers’ history to the public, over a wide range of platforms.
The Eddy Papermill Collection
FIGHTING BACK, HOW BONNIE ROBICHAUD MADE HISTORY
WHAT IS A FAMILY? THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL BENEFITS
Pat McGrath Scholarship Winner 2022
Sarah Kadach from Vernon, BC, is the recipient of the Workers’ History Museum Pat McGrath Scholarship for 2022. She is [...]
Kids reacting to typewriters
Enjoy the reactions of kids looking at old typewriters and trying them out. Hilarious. To all you former secretaries, [...]
Union of Taxation Employees (UTE) Presidents’ Conference
Barb Stewart and Linda McLaren had an exhibit table at the UTE Conference September 22 to 24, [...]