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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, [...]

1707, 2017

Book Review: The Vimy Trap

Did Canada become a nation at the Battle for Vimy Ridge during World War I? The Vimy Trap answers this straight up while exploring the political underpinnings of 'Vimyism' a century later.The Vimy Trap: or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War By Ian McKay and [...]

2306, 2017

Workers’ History Museum / Bytown Museum walking tour partnership

Celebrate Canada’s 150th. and hear fascinating stories about the National Capital’s labour history. Schedule In partnership with the Bytown Museum, the Workers’ History Museum will conduct four labour history walking tours per month (two English, two French) for the months of July, August, September and October, 2017. Each guided walk [...]

1705, 2017

Capital History Kiosks

CapitalHistoryKiosks: Project Team (*) and Graduate Researchers: Left to right: Samantha Osborn*, Ross Rheaume*, Chelsea Fahey*, Barb Stewart*, Sara Hollett, Stephanie Lett, Sarah Chelchowski, Kelsea McKenna, Lisa Bullock, David Dean*, Francesca Brzezicki, Meredith Comba, Rebecca Sykes, William Teal, Jen Halsall, Adam Mahoney, Denise Steeves, Andre Mersereau* Seated: Emily Barsanti-Innes, Kelsey Bodechon, [...]

1205, 2017

A new WHM walking tour

How did Americans, the military, and the railways influence the development of jobs in early Ottawa? Answers were provided Sunday, 7 May 2017, when the Workers' History Museum sponsored a guided labour history walk. Participants started at the Bytown Museum, went north to the Ottawa River, south along the Rideau [...]

205, 2017

The PSAC 50th anniversary project

Having dinner with eleven of the people who worked on the PSAC 50th anniversary project. Middle front and to the left: John Baglow, Wasim Baobaid, Barb Stewart, André Mersereau, Blanche Roy, Penny Bertrand, Bob Hatfield, Bob Allen, Richie Allen, Cyndi Summers, and Arthur Carkner.

1003, 2017

150 years: Help Canada celebrate!

The Bytown Museum and the Workers’ History Museum are partnering to deliver a series of guided labour history walking tours as part of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. The museums are seeking volunteers to: Be trained to act as tour guides, to lead tours in the summer and fall of 2017 Be [...]

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