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HERITAGE DAY: A big list of our favourite local Ottawa history web sites

[caption id=“attachment_5029” align=“aligncenter” width=“640”] Heritage schoolhouse on Slack Road (near Merivale) in Nepean. Photo by Glen Gower.[/caption]  Tuesday, February 20 is ** Heritage Day ** in Ottawa, and all this week is ** Heritage Week ** , a nation-wide celebration that encourages all Canadians to explore their local heritage, to get involved with stewardship and advocacy groups, and to visit museums, archives, and places of significance. ...

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Coalition to Protect the Central Experimental Farm launches Facebook page

During 2015, a Coalition to Protect the Central Experimental Farm National Historic Site was established, with Heritage Ottawa, the National Trust, and several others as supporters. Here’s a note from Leslie Maitland, _ Past President of Heritage Ottawa _ _ “In early January of this year, I met with Catherine McKenna, Minister for Environment and Climate Change (and Parks Canada, including the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada). ...

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Christmas Lights Across Canada - Official Illumination Ceremony on December 2

[caption id=“attachment_19259” align=“aligncenter” width=“800”] Patrimoine canadien/Canadian Heritage[/caption] The official illumination ceremony for the 31st edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada takes place on Parliament Hill on ** December 2 ** , at 7 p.m. This year’s ceremony features enhanced pyrotechnics, a performance by Measha Bruggergosman, and a large screen that will air holiday wishes from all 13 Premiers during the Illumination Ceremony. ...

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War Museum shares history of Canadian Military Headquarters at London’s Canada House

A small display, developed by the Canadian War Museum, has been unveiled at Canada House in London, England. ** History in the Making – C.P. Stacey and Canadian Military Headquarters ** tells the story of Canadian Military Headquarters (CMHQ) and the man who served as official historian of the Canadian Army in the Second World War. ...

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Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards announced

The City of Ottawa announced the recipients of the 2012-2014 Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards today, recognizing commitment to local architectural heritage.  “The beautifully preserved properties honoured by the Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards serve an important role: encouraging further investment in their respective communities,” said Mayor Jim Watson. ...