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1406, 2018

Doors Open Ottawa June 2 and 3, 2018

The Workers’ History Museum and the Public Service Alliance of Canada National Capital Regional office hosted Doors Open at the PSAC Headquarters building at 233 Gilmour Street in Ottawa with over 260 visitors coming in to check out the building’s architecture. The volunteers were kept busy talking about the PSAC [...]

706, 2018

Public Service Alliance of Canada Wall Exhibit

Check out our latest permanent wall exhibit located at 233 Gilmour Street in Ottawa. This was a collaboration with the PSAC, Chapter One Studio for the design and the Workers’ History Museum. The exhibit is made up of 100 photos showing a variety of the jobs carried out over the [...]

3005, 2018

You Can’t Do That on Television!

Notable for its sketch comedy, and the career launching of many young Canadian artists, the theme of the popular 80's Ottawa TV show called "You Can't Do That on Television" is a featured track on our National Press and Allied Workers' Jazz Band CD. The band was brought to the [...]

1005, 2018

Comic Book Launch: The Wong Brothers Make Their Mark

Come join the Workers' History Museum and partners as we celebrate the launch of our newest project, Capital History Comics, The Wong Brothers Make Their Mark, a comic book highlighting an Ottawa history story. Meet the illustrator and descendants of the Wong brothers, learn more about the project and purchase your own copy [...]

2203, 2018

Taking history to the streets

Recently Glebe Report post a fantastic article regarding the our Capital History Kiosks. Read it here https://www.glebereport.ca/2018/03/taking-history-to-the-streets/

1203, 2018

Trivia Night

Where: Colonnade Resturant, corner of Metcalfe & Gilmour Street When: Monday April 9th, 7:30pm Reserve your table by calling Barb or emailing treasurer@localhost:8080

2102, 2018

Black History Month Documentary Screening in English

Screening of two documentaries illustrating racial discrimination in Canada's past, and the struggle to change for the better: Simply the Best is the story of the remarkable Cal Best.  Best was born into a segregated Canada, where the local movie theatre had a "Whites Only" section.  He grew up to be an [...]

1311, 2017

CLiFF 2017

WHM is proud to once again host the Canadian Labour International Film Festival in Ottawa. The films in this festival tell the stories of workers from four continents and many more countries. Their voices are not often told, so we are excited to share them with you on November 30th. When: Thursday, November 30th, [...]

1610, 2017

2016 Pat McGrath Scholarship Recipient

We are very pleased to announce that our 2016 recipient of the Pat McGrath Scholarship has been selected. Candice Gagne is attending Canadore College in North Bay to become a Biotechnology Technologist. She plans on going on to get a Bachelor of Science in 2017. She is an activist for [...]

2607, 2017

Meet the Museum’s 2017 summer student – Part 2

This week, we are excited to introduce another summer student from our Young Canada Works (YCW) funding, Alexandra Petrie. What is your name? Alexandra Petrie Where are you from? Oshawa, Ontario What’s your primary occupation? Museum Studies Student Why did you join the Workers’ History Museum? I believe the opportunity [...]

1907, 2017

Meet the Museum’s 2017 summer student – Part 1

The Workers’ History Museum is again fortunate to receive funding from Young Canada Works (YCW) for the hiring of two summer students. Together, they will be helping us with collections management, and in the development of some of our ongoing projects. This week, we present our first student, Lana Henderson, [...]

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