Beyond Bytown: Virtual Lecture Series

From January – April the Bytown Museum is proud to present Beyond Bytown, a series of informative discussions with various members of our local community.

Jewish History in Ottawa with The Ottawa Jewish Archives

Women Museum Leaders Roundtable

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Part 2:

Thank You to our Sponsor Conway Litigation for their support in our Women Museum Leaders Roundtable. Based in the National Capital Region, Conway Litigation are leaders in litigation in all matters of both federal and provincial jurisdiction.





Black History Ottawa


We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Sarah Onyango for last night’s virtual lecture on the history of Ottawa’s Black Community.
The learning does not end there. Here are number of resources to go deeper on Black history in Ottawa and beyond. And if you are able, please consider donating to Black History Ottawa.
Black History Ottawa Homepage: 
Black History Ottawa Donation Page: 
LAC Black History in Canada:
Workers’ History Museum Exhibits:
Canadian Heritage Pages:
Historic Black Canadian Communities:
Noteworthy Historical Figures:
Legacies and Institutions:


Thank you to the Historical Society of Ottawa for their generous donation to our Beyond Bytown Lecture Series.

The History of Ottawa’s Public Transit

The History of Ottawa’s Tech Sector

On the 28th of July 2021, we sat down with a Luc Lalande (Founder, Alethia Guild) to discuss the history of the technology sector in Ottawa.

Luc is passionate about Ottawa’s research and technology-based ecosystem (government, university and industry) and has observed the high and low points of the city’s evolving tech sector. He offered a wide-angle yet nuanced perspective on the past, present and future of Ottawa’s tech sector.

Luc was joined by Rob Woodbridge for the discussion part of the Lecture. Rob is the founder of Trexity, he offered the knowledge of a 30-year Ottawa startup participant as a founder, CEO, COO, advisor and mentor.

Our Guest Speaker penned down some background notes ahead of the lecture

The History of Ottawa’s Italian Community

On the 23rd of June 2021, we had a great conversation with Trina Costantini-Powell to discuss key figures, and the evolution and contributions of Ottawa’s Italian community.

The Bytown Museum is a not-for-profit, registered charity. In response to COVID-19, we have been commended on our Virtual Tour and Audio Guide accessibility, and our engagement with positive messaging, however due to restrictions on large gatherings, we are taking a hit in funding from admission fees, school tours, and more. Below is the link to the Bytown Museum’s Canada Helps page. There you can donate monthly, one time, or leave us a note if you’re interested in becoming a member. Your generosity means the world to us. 

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