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2310, 2021

The Career of a Rideau Canal Tug

By Paul Harrison Alva with barge in locks 1905; Workers' History Museum Image Collection PC0112 Among the WHM's image collection items are postcards of the Rideau Canal locks below Parliament Hill, a popular vista - then as now - for visitors to the capital. Unlike most, however, [...]

2604, 2021

What It Was Like Logging in Quebec in the 1940s

Before the age of chainsaws and logging trucks, farmers from Ontario—my father and I included—would travel to a logging camp in Quebec to earn additional money during the wintertime. Memories of logging in Quebec in the 1940s Back in 1943, when I was 17, I spent the [...]

3103, 2021

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911

The Workers’ History Museum held a storytelling evening on the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in New York City. That March day in 1911, a fire broke out in the building where young Jewish and Italian women worked making shirtwaist blouses. The exit doors were chained shut [...]

2602, 2021

Lucky Us

Lucky Us We are very pleased to have Sam Derby-Wiman doing his placement term from January to April 2021 working on our collection. He is a third-year student in the Applied Museum Studies program (AMS) at Algonquin College and his professional interest is collections management. We are hoping [...]

502, 2021

Meet Our Summer Students from 2020

The Workers’ History Museum was very fortunate to receive funding from Young Canada Works for two students from June to October 2020. They worked on two projects over the summer and early fall. We apologise for not posting this earlier but due to the website redesign, it did not [...]

1412, 2020

Justice and Dignity for All: Stories from the Struggle for Pay Equity

By Evert Hoogers, retired postal worker and former CUPW National Union Representative. This gripping labour documentary takes 34 minutes to provide an inspiring account of 40 years of struggle by rural and suburban mail couriers in successfully winning the right to unionize, joining the Canadian Union of Postal Workers [...]

712, 2020

John Taylor (1939 – 2020)

A friend of the Workers’ History Museum recently passed away after a brief illness. He was a Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Carleton University. John taught a range of Canadian History and Urban History courses. He was the co-founder and editor of Urban History Review. When [...]

1505, 2020

Travel Encounters

A SUGAR WORKER'S CEMETERY IN FAR-OFF KAUAI by Paul Harrison, WHM Photographer and Image Archivist In my travels, camera in hand, I am alert for opportunities to explore historical sites, and my connection with the Workers' History Museum makes me particularly eager to identify historic places of work. Rarely, however, [...]

1801, 2020

2019 Pat McGrath Scholarship recipient

The Workers’ History Museum is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Pat McGrath Scholarship. She is Katharine Clark Katharine Clark is working on her Master of Science in Statistics at McMaster University in Hamilton. She is a teaching assistant and a new member of the union for teaching [...]

3110, 2019

CLIFF 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM PSAC HQ ,233 Gilmour Street, Ottawa, CLiFF issues important to working people from Canada and around the world.

1406, 2019

Exciting News!

Two exciting announcements were made at the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity's annual gala in Toronto on May 17th Two exciting announcements were made at the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity's annual gala in Toronto on May 17th. They announced that they would open the world's [...]

2404, 2019

Galer Book Review

Written for an academic audience, Dustin Galer’s Working Towards Equity: Disability Rights and Employment in Late Twentieth-Century Canada Book Review: Working Towards Equity: Disability Rights and Employment in Late Twentieth-Century Canada --- by Kathleen Ogilvie, volunteer with Workers’ History Museum Written for an academic audience, Dustin Galer’s Working Towards Equity: [...]

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