Capital History Kiosks

OTTAWA 2017: Capital History Kiosks, a Workers’ History Museum project funded by the Ottawa 2017’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Program (stewarded by AOE Arts Council, Ottawa Arts Council and Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa) in partnership with the Carleton Centre for Public History, Chapter One, the City of Ottawa, and the Bank Street, Barrhaven, Glebe, Preston Street, Vanier, and Wellington Village Business Improvement Associations. Little known stories of Ottawa’s past were told visually by wrapping 17 stories around traffic control boxes across the city featuring archival images or original paintings by well known artist Ross Rheaume, with explanatory text panels and a QR code taking visitors to to learn more. Research was carried out by MA in Public History Graduate Students at Carleton University in Professor Dean’s “Museums, National Identity, and Public Memory” seminar.