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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 [...]

303, 2017

Workers’ History Museum Movie Night at PSAC (Ottawa)!

The Workers’ History Museum is proud to host a viewing of its historiographical film about the Public Service Alliance of Canada. The film presents the fifty-year story that began when leaders from many different, often competing associations came together to formally establish a union for federal government workers. Date: March [...]

1308, 2016

Colonel By Day with The Workers’ History Museum

On August 1st the Workers’ History Museum made its mark on Colonel By day with two tables full of activities, information and smiling volunteers. This year marked the 21st annual Colonel By Day and this year the event celebrated the workers who laboured to build the Canal, their families and [...]

3005, 2016

Doors Open Ottawa event at the PSAC

Want to visit one of Canada's top 500 buildings? Saturday, 4 and Sunday 5 June, 2016, the Workers' History Museum (WHM) is hosting a Doors Open Ottawa event at the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) national headquarters, 233 Gilmour Street, Ottawa. Doors are open from 10:00 am to 4:00 [...]

1601, 2016

2015 Pat McGrath Scholarship Winner

We are very pleased to announce that our first recipient of the Pat McGrath Scholarship has been selected. Barbara (Barby) Cochrane from Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia is attending Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. Her submission is about the struggles faced by the miners in Nova Scotia for safer working [...]

2808, 2015

Les Allumettières – A Story by Ruth Stewart-Verger

The E. B. Eddy plant at Chaudière Falls has been at the centre of Ottawa's industrial life for well over a century. The WHM naturally has a great interest in the plant and in the people who worked there over the generations. As has been noted in our blog, we have [...]

606, 2015

Legal intern at the Workers’ History Museum

Jacob Saltiel will be working with the Workers' History Museum on two important issues over a six week period.  Jacob is Human Rights / Social Justice Intern with Raven, Cameron,  Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP.  The firm of labour lawyers has loaned Jacob to the museum to review WHM by-laws and do preparatory [...]

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