Support the BYTOWN MUSEUM’s commitment to the historical legacy of Ottawa

DONATE NOW and enjoy the best programming that the BYTOWN MUSEUM has to offer!

Your donations contribute to our wonderful programming, exhibitions, collections care and services, enhancing the visitor experience, preserving our cultural heritage and strengthening our community. Donate now to directly support YOUR local community museum!

Charity Kitchen Make-over Project

In 2019, the BYTOWN MUSEUM is planning to renovate our kitchen and bathrooms! Long Overdue.

We are looking for stakeholders, sponsors, donors and volunteers for the revitalization of our volunteer and staff room and public areas!  The Museum’s kitchen and washrooms need new flooring, cabinets, appliances, walls painted, and dishware. And a company to donate food for the volunteers throughout the makeover project.

If you are interested in participating in this all important initiative, please contact or 613 234 4570 x224.

Thank you to all who have contributed so far!

Please watch the video below of our Executive Director, Robin Etherington and our Board President, Sue Pitchforth discussing the upcoming renovations on ROGERS TV.

A Historical Legacy

Jarvis Photo, Women’s Canadian Historical Society during Centenary Week, Ottawa, 1926, Bytown Museum, P4315b.
(L to R: Ms. Mary Mutchmore, Ms. Mary Jane Tormey, Ms. Eva Read and Ms. E.W. Armstrong)

Over and above these considerations, the BYTOWN MUSEUM is dedicated to continuing the historical legacy of Ottawa intended by the founding Women’s Canadian Historical Society (WCHSO) for the Museum. Your donations support this original mission and intent, to preserve a unique and pristine legacy and make it more available to the public well into the future. 2016-2017 are very exciting years for our community Museum. We are presently recasting our website and preparing exciting programming and exhibitions for our 100th Anniversary in 2017, within the context of Canada’s 150th birthday. Be part of our proud 100th Anniversary by pitching in with a donation to the Museum: ‘Where Ottawa Begins’. Thank you for your valued participation! Some of our current ‘Wish List’ items that need attention

  • Modern Audio Tour system (to sustain the offering of tours in six languages)
  • Ongoing digitization of the collection for public access
  • 2017 signature events and exhibitions
  • 100th Anniversary of the Museum Youth Council activities
  • Costuming for onsite tours and living history programming



Engage as a Member

Your support as a Member directly impacts programming. If you like finding more about the history of Ottawa and the Capital, you will also get more opportunity to enjoy our programming through the year, at preferential rates.>>>