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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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

Resources:

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: https://www.blackhistoryottawa.org/ 
Black History Ottawa Donation Page: https://www.blackhistoryottawa.org/donate/ 
LAC Black History in Canada: https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/history-ethnic-cultural/Pages/blacks.aspx
Workers’ History Museum Exhibits: https://workershistorymuseum.ca/exhibits/
 
Canadian Heritage Pages:
Historic Black Canadian Communities: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month/historic-black-communities.html
Noteworthy Historical Figures: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month/black-canadians.html
Legacies and Institutions: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month/legacies-institutions.html

 

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 https://luclalande.medium.com/history-of-ottawa-tech-industry-9c1bd9dc3ba9

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.

Roundtable of Algonquin Leaders on Truth and Reconciliation and Museums

On the 29th of September 2021, we had a Roundtable of Algonquin Leaders speaking on, and discussing, the topic of Truth and Reconciliation and Museums. The Roundtable was introduced and moderated by Robin Etherington, Executive Director of the Bytown Museum.
We are honoured to have had Chief Wendy Jocko and Councillor Merv Sarazin of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, and Anita Tenasco and Sylvia Morin of the Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg on this roundtable.

Thank You to our Sponsor; Hybrid Construction Group Ltd.

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The Hungarian Experience in Ottawa following the Revolution of 1956

The Bytown Museum, in proud partnership with the Embassy of Hungary, hosted a virtual event on the 20th of October, 2021. The year 2021, marks the 65th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, and, in the aftermath, the arrival in Canada of thousands of Hungarian individuals and families fleeing Soviet rule. In this Beyond Bytown talk we hear from Ottawa residents Ernest Szelepcsényi and Georgia Morissette about their stories and experiences during the Revolution of 1956, their journeys to Canada, and their lives in Ottawa.

Thank You to our Sponsor; Hybrid Construction Group Ltd.

Hybrid Construction brings value to the private homeowner, as well as being able to exceed expectations
for the completion of large, commercial project requirements.  
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The Trace They Left Behind: Uncovering the Stories of Canadian Women & War

In commemoration of Remembrance Day, arts and military historian Stacey Barker presented “The Trace They Left Behind: Uncovering the Stories of Canadian Women & War”. Stacey has over a decade of experience working in public history, including contributions to exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. We are thrilled to have her share these stories with our audience, and help us better remember the sacrifices made by so many Canadians.

Thank You to our Sponsor; Hybrid Construction Group Ltd.

Hybrid Construction brings value to the private homeowner, as well as being able to exceed expectations
for the completion of large, commercial project requirements.  
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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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