Many of the images and stories chosen for this calendar relate to earlier projects of the Workers’ History Museum whose mandate is to tell little known stories about workers and working life in Ottawa:
Ottawa 2017: Capital History Kiosks (January, April, May, September, November) a WHM project in collaboration with the Carleton Centre for Public History, Chapter One Studio and artist Ross Rheaume. Researched by Carleton University MA in Public History students supervised by Professor David Dean. You can learn more about each of these stories at the Centre for Public History’s portal: capital history.ca. The images and stories for February, May, and July were researched by WHM volunteers Jane Harkness and David Dean.
Bank Street: Ottawa’s Main Street (March, June, October, and December) a WHM project in collaboration with the Carleton Centre for Public History and Know History, researched by Emily Keyes.
Shoemakers and Cobblers: (August) part of an ongoing WHM oral history project about changing working lives in Ottawa.
Thank you to Caroline Forcier-Holloway, Sharon Argue, Denise Steeves and Denise Chong for allowing us to use their photos.