MARCH 24th: Coming Up!
Join us as we sit down with Sarah Onyango to discuss the work of Black History Ottawa, and key figures, events and contributions of Ottawa’s Black community.
Sarah Onyango is a well-known fixture on Ottawa’s community media scene. She hosts the monthly African cultural program Fontonfrom, on Rogers TV Cable 22 – Ottawa as well as the weekly radio programs, Ici l’Afrique, Afrika Revisited and Black on Black on CHUO 89.1FM (University of Ottawa community radio). She is very active in the Black community in Ottawa, and has spent over two decades promoting its people, organizations, causes and events. In 2003, to make it easier for the Black community to stay connected, Sarah created a website called BlackOttawa411 which has become a virtual community “hub” of sorts. In addition to volunteering as a radio and television host and producer, Sarah has emceed and helped organize numerous community events. Sarah is also a board member of Black History Ottawa, where she is responsible for public relations and outreach activities. Since 2008, Sarah has also been a member of the United Way East Ontario Community Builder Award Recognition team.
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.
Musee Bytown Museum