On behalf of the Worker’s History Museum, Carleton University’s David Dean, professor of History and co-director of the Carleton Centre for Public History, will launch the first of more than a dozen Capital History Kiosks featuring little-known stories about Ottawa’s past.
When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Where: Intersection of Bank Street and Exhibition Way, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
Media are invited to attend the event.
The kiosks consist of striking images on vinyl wraps around traffic control boxes, with lively text and a QR code that takes visitors to the centre’s web-based storytelling site, CapitalHistory.ca.
Graduate students in Dean’s seminar, Museums, Public Memory and National Identity, developed the kiosk stories. The kiosk located at Bank and Exhibition Way tells the early history of lacrosse at Lansdowne and was researched by Lisa Bullock.
There will be more than a dozen kiosks appearing across the city in coming weeks.
Capital History Kiosks is a project of the Workers’ History Museum partnering with the Carleton Centre for Public History, design firm Chapter One Studio and artist Ross Rheaume.
The project is made possible by Ottawa 2017, CIBC and the three Arts, Culture and Heritage Program Stewarding Partners – AOE Arts Council, Ottawa Arts Council and Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa. It was funded through an Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program Grant.
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