Bytown Museum

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Beyond Bytown Virtual Lecture Series Presents






















Speaker: Trina Costantini-Powell

A lifelong resident of Ottawa, Trina graduated from Carleton University with a Degree in History and Political Science. Her interest in these fields led her to a 35-year career with the Library of Parliament.

Elected as President of the National Congress of Italian Canadians (National Capital District) in 2016 and as Second Vice-President at the Congress National level, Trina has worked in the Ottawa Italian Community for close to 30 years. She was President, St. Anthony’s Church Ladies Auxiliary (2004-2016), Chair, Ottawa Italian Women’s Filo 2005-2009, Vice-President, Italian Week Ottawa 2009-2015, Co-Chair, St. Anthony of Padua 100th Anniversary Centennial Book Project (A Journey of Faith: A History of St. Anthony of Padua Church: 1913-2013) and Director, Dalhousie Food Cupboard 2005-present. Trina is a recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers (2017) as well as a recipient of the Provincial Leading Girls, Leading Women Award (2014). Trina also is a recipient of the Ottawa Women’s Filo Award for community service (2010). Trina acts as the Research and Nominations Committee Chair, Ottawa Distinguished Women.

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Dear friends,

The BYTOWN MUSEUM, your community museum since 1917, will remain closed to the public for the time being. This decision was not made lightly; however, we want to ensure the safety and well-being of you, your families, as well as our staff and our volunteers.

We very much miss serving our community directly – visitors, volunteers, stakeholders and tourists alike – as well as your insights, interactions and conversations about the Museum and the remarkable history of Ottawa.

Until we can safely welcome you back, we would like to encourage you to visit us online to immerse yourself in Ottawa’s rich history. Our collections, programs, tours, activities and special “Let Us Entertain You” performances are all available on our website. Our new weekly video series, “Bytown Bit by Bit” acts as your personal guided tour throughout the Museum’s galleries, and our Virtual Tour allows you to discover and explore all of our exhibitions from the comfort of your home. In addition, we are excited to announce that our newest special exhibition, A Local Canvas: Paintings from the Bytown Museum Collection will be added to our ever-popular interactive Virtual Tour very soon.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support of your 103 year old Community Museum.

Stay safe and be well. We are sincerely looking forward to welcoming you back to our beloved Museum when the time is right.

Robin Etherington
Executive Director
Musee Bytown Museum


Address 1 Canal Lane, Ottawa
Phone: 613-234-4570 613-234-4570
Fax: 613-234-4846