Events 2016 – BYTOWN MUSEUM                                                                     Updated Jan 28 2016

Winter Hours:

JANUARY 2016: The Museum and Exhibitions will be open to the Public by Appointment only

Call 613-234-4570 x221 to make arrangements or e-mail info@bytownmuseum.ca

Friday January 29, 2016 – Monday October 31, 2016

New Exhibition                                                                                                                     Nouvelle exposition
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Open for first weekend of Winterlude just before the 100th anniversary of the Fire of 1916 on Feb. 3rd.

From Barracks Hill to the Nation’s Capital and the devastating fire of 1916, the history of Parliament Hill has been one of change, intrigue and National identity. “Forged in Fire: The Building and Burning of Parliament” explores the history of the site and the buildings that called it home throughout its nearly 200 year evolution. Featuring unique artefacts and photographs from the BYTOWN MUSEUM, including glorious large-format photographs from official Parliamentary photographer D. A. McLaughlin, this exhibition is not to be missed!

Forged in Fire: The Building and Burning of Parliament, will be on display at the BYTOWN MUSEUM from January 29, 2016 through to October 31, 2016.

Friday January 29 – Monday February 15: Snow much fun at the BYTOWN MUSEUM!

Come visit the BYTOWN MUSEUM this Winterlude! Explore Ottawa’s History and take part in family activities throughout Winterlude Festival 2016. We are pleased to offer $2 Admission during Winterlude.


FEBRUARY 2016:     

WINTER HOURS: OPEN MONDAYS!

Open Thursday through Mondays. 11 am to 4 pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Through Monday February 15: Snow much fun at the BYTOWN MUSEUM!

Come visit the BYTOWN MUSEUM this Winterlude! Explore the permanent exhibit, step into history with our new “Selfie-Station”, and take part in family activities on weekends. We are pleased to offer $2 Admission during Winterlude.

Activities to participate in:

Snowflake Pa-looza: Weekends during Winterlude stop in to the
Museum to explore snow-flake themed. Bring your creativity indoors and
entered a winter wonderland, add your snowflakes to our Bytown blizzard!

Forged in Ice: Ice Sculptors at work! Onsite Demonstration 12 am to 4 pm Saturday, February 6th

Join us outside on Saturday February 6 when the winning design, as chosen by our Twitter fans, will be brought to life in ice. This years’ design will highlight the Victoria Bell, which originally hung in Victoria Tower and was saved from the fire on Parliament Hill on February 3rd 1916. 

Selfie Station: Get into Character! Have your photo taken with Duke of Connaught

Get into character, have your picture taken with the Duke of Connaught this Winterlude! The Duke of Where, you
say:

The Duke of Connaught was born the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and
served as 10th
Governor General of Canada from 1911–16, and the Earl of Sussex. He was appointed as
Governor General of Canada in 1911 by his nephew,
King George V. The Connaught Building is a historic
government
office building in Ottawa, Canada; designed by chief architect David Ewart, who also
designed the
Canadian Museum of Nature and the Royal Canadian Mint. Work began in 1913, but the First
World War
and other problems intervened, greatly slowing construction and the building was completed in 1916.

Wednesday February 3: This Day in History #613history the Parliament buildings burned

Visit our Temporary Gallery and see Forged in Fire: The Building and Burning of Parliament

 

While World War 1 raged in Europe, on a freezing February night in Ottawa at 8:37 p.m., on February the 3rd
1916, the alarm was raised signaling a fire in the Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. By the next morning
the building was a smoking ruin, encrusted with ice. With the exception of the Library of Parliament, the Centre
Block of the Parliament Buildings was destroyed and seven people died. Rumours were rife that the Parliament Buildings fire was caused by enemy sabotage, but a Royal Commission into the fire concluded that the cause
was accidental

Saturday, February 6: Forged in Ice: Ice Sculptors at work! Onsite Demonstration 12 am to 4 pm

The BYTOWN MUSEUM is pleased to present our third annual Ice Carving demonstration by the Canadian Ice Carvers Society. Join us outside on Saturday February 6 when the winning design, as chosen by our Twitter fans, will be brought to life in ice. Warm up inside with a hot drink and more activities to entertain the family and friends! Follow our Twitter and Facebook account on the day of to see the sculpture take shape!

Admission to the BYTOWN MUSEUM is $2.00 for person and includes all activities.
Programming presented by the
MUSÉE BYTOWN MUSEUM in partnership with the Downtown Rideau BIA’s CHILL FACTOR.


 

Sunday February 7: FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 11 am to 4 pm FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday February 16: Celebrate Heritage Day with the BYTOWN MUSEUM at City Hall
February 16, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Mayor Jim Watson will recognize the importance of distinctive destinations and exploring historic places as he proclaims Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Heritage Day in Ottawa.

Heritage Day is a nationwide celebration that encourages all Canadians to explore their local heritage, to get involved by visiting museums, archives, and places of architectural significance. Canada is rich in historic sites, special places and events that tell our story and delight visitors from near and far. Our distinctive destinations are as varied as Canadians themselves.

Heritage tourism offers adventure, storied history, vibrant culture and stunning landscapes for every age group and interest: from trendy ’hoods to rural farmsteads, kid-friendly forts to sacred landmarks, and country inns to grand hotels.

Whether travelling across town or cross-country, Canada’s distinctive destinations are definitely worth the trip!

Join the Cultural and Heritage Services Branch in partnership with the Council of Heritage Organization in Ottawa at Ottawa City Hall, browse informational displays and mingle with over 45 exhibitors at the 2016 Heritage Showcase. Find out how heritage is being celebrated in your community; learn about services offered by local heritage organizations, public programs and special initiatives, as well as professional development and volunteer opportunities.

For the young, and the young at heart, historic places made for play are all around us and ready to be enjoyed.

Event: Heritage Day 2016
Date: February 16, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Jean Piggott Place, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West


MARCH 2016:

WINTER HOURS: OPEN MONDAYS!

Open Thursday through Mondays. 11 am to 4 pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Sunday March 6: FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 11 am to 4 pm FREE ADMISSION

Monday March 14: Commonwealth Day, 11am to 4 pm - This Day in History:

Come celebrate Commonwealth Day with us and enjoy a complementary cup of Earl Grey with your admission.

In the 1800s, Great Britain controlled a large empire that included a large part of what is now Canada. Many influential figures in Canada at that time had British roots and wished to celebrate and emphasize these. From 1898, Empire Day was celebrated in Canadian schools on the last school day before Queen Victoria's Birthday on May 24. After Queen Victoria's death in 1901, her birthday became an annual commemoration of her life and the pride people felt for being part of the British Empire celebrating with fireworks and bonfires.

Over time Canadians developed a separate identity from Great Britain, Empire Day became less important and was renamed Commonwealth Day in 1958 to reflect the changes in the relationship between Great Britain and her former colonies. In 1973, a Canadian proposal was made to observe Commonwealth Day on the same day in all Commonwealth countries, the second Monday in March.

Commonwealth Day is not a widely marked day in many parts of Canada. Federal government regulations stipulate that the Royal Union Flag, or Union Jack, should be flown alongside the national flag of Canada on or at government buildings and premises, and be flown from sunrise to sunset.

Friday March 25: Closed Good Friday

Saturday March 26, Sunday March 27 & Monday March 28 Easter Egg-stravaganza Hunt: 11 am to 4 pm

Egg-stravaganza Egg Hunt: Hop to it and help Colonel By to hunt for eggs hidden inside the BYTOWN MUSEUM! Use clues to discover the story of Bytown and interact with history. Collect them all for your prize!  Program included with admission to the Museum.

Egg-stravaganza Egg Decorating: Decorate eggs in beautiful spring designs to dress up your Easter tree. This free program will be available on the first floor.


APRIL 2016:

WINTER HOURS: OPEN MONDAYS!

Open Thursday through Mondays. 11 am to 4 pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Sunday April 3: FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 11 am to 4 pm FREE ADMISSION


MAY 2016:  May is MUSEUM MONTH

WINTER HOURS until Friday May 20: OPEN MONDAYS!

Open Thursday through Mondays. 11 am to 4 pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Sunday May 1: FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH FREE ADMISSION 11 am to 4 pm

Sunday May 8: MOTHER’S DAY We are pleased to offer Free Admission for Mothers all day on Mother’s Day.

SUMMER HOURS Begin: Saturday May 21 Sunday October 9                                                   
Open Daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursdays until 8:00 pm

Wednesday May 18: International Museum Day: Free Admission

International Museum Day is organised worldwide on May 18th since 1977. The worldwide community of museums celebrates the theme of 2016 Museums and Cultural Landscapes. The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”

Calling all Museum-goers, join us this International Museums Day and enjoy free admission to the entire Museum! Become a friend of the Museum and help support all the work we do!

Saturday May 21, Sunday May 22: Celebrate the Opening of the Canal!

Kick off the summer season with us in style!

Get into character this May long weekend and help us kick off the summer season and the opening of the Rideau Canal in style! Enjoy hat-making all weekend!

Monday May 23: Be Queen for a Day!

Start the summer season in style and design your own crown to be Queen of the Canal! Program by donation.

Selfie Station: Picture Yourself at the BYTOWN MUSEUM

Take your pick of costumes and picture yourself at the BYTOWN MUSEUM! Get into character and costume yourself with clothing from our historical closet to take a step back to Bytown.

Starting Wednesday May 25: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Starting Thursday May 26th: Free Admission to all galleries at the BYTOWN MUSEUM on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 pm (excluding June 16th due to a private function)


JUNE 2016

SUMMER HOURS: Saturday May 21 – Sunday October 9                                                            
Open Daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursdays until 8:00 pm

Wednesday June 1: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday June 2: Free Admission to all galleries at the BYTOWN MUSEUM on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5: Explore Ottawa’s culture, history, and architecture for free June 4 and 5, 2016! Doors Open Ottawa

Join us this weekend for special Doors Open Ottawa programming! Explore our largest artifact, the Commissariat and hear behind the scenes stories of those who lived and worked the site. Along the way we’ll point out interesting features that make us unique and share some of Ottawa’s best kept secrets! Behind the scenes tours will be running throughout the weekend in English and French. We are pleased to offer Free Admission all weekend long to all our Visitors!

The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual event that celebrates our community’s built heritage. Over 80,000 visitors will explore 129 of the city’s historically, culturally, and functionally significant buildings. During the first full weekend in June, buildings from Carp to Cumberland will open their doors for free, and invite you to discover the best kept secrets that lay within.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016, Doors Open Ottawa continues to be the second-largest Doors Open architectural event in North America.  Whether you're a resident or visitor to the nation's capital, take advantage of the Doors Open.

On June 4 and 5, 2016 pay homage to Ottawa’s history, culture, and stunning architecture. It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s the perfect way to discover how Canada’s Capital has become the beautiful city it is today. And don't forget... Share your #DoorsOpenOttawa experience with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Wednesday June 8: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday June 9: Free Admission to all galleries at the BYTOWN MUSEUM on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Wednesday June 15: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday June 16: Free Thursday evening is CANCELLED tonight due to a private booking. See you next Thursday!

Sunday June 19: Father’s Day    

We are pleased to offer free admission to Dads all day on Father’s Day.

Wednesday June 22: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday June 23: Free Admission to all galleries at the BYTOWN MUSEUM on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Extended Summer Hours Begins:  Friday June 24 to Sunday September 4
Open Daily 10:00am to 7:00 pm, Thursdays until 8:00 pm

The Museum and Services will be open 10 am to 7 pm daily. Come relax, sip fresh squeezed lemonade or indulge in an ice cream and as you take in the best view point of the city! Open Thursdays until 8 pm.

Monday June 27: This Day in History: 65th Anniversary – Celebrate our largest artifact!

In 1951, the BYTOWN MUSEUM moved to its current home, the Commissariat. This historic building located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Ottawa’s oldest stone structure, was built in 1827, as a treasury and storehouse during the construction of the Rideau Canal.

Wednesday June 29: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Wednesday June 29: This Day in History: Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Designation 2007

Visit with us and participate in our on-site costumed interpretation as we celebrate the UNESCO World Heritage Designation Anniversary of the Rideau Canal.

The Rideau Canal, a monumental early 19th-century construction covering 202 km of the Rideau and Cataraqui rivers from Ottawa south to Kingston Harbour on Lake Ontario, was built primarily for strategic military purposes at a time when Great Britain and the United States vied for control of the region. The site, one of the first canals to be designed specifically for steam-powered vessels, also features an ensemble of fortifications. It is the best-preserved example of a slack-water canal in North America, demonstrating the use of this European technology on a large scale. It is the only canal dating from the great North American canal-building era of the early 19th century to remain operational along its original line with most of its structures intact.

Thursday June 30: Free Admission to all galleries at the BYTOWN MUSEUM on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 pm


JULY 2016

Extended Summer Hours:  Friday June 24 to Sunday September 4                                              
Open Daily 10:00am to 7:00 pm, Thursdays until 8:00 pm

Friday July 1: Canada Day: 10 am to 4 pm FREE ADMISSION

Discover the Ottawa story this Canada Day! From its infancy as the city of Bytown, to the Nation’s Capital, explore the history and dig a little deeper into history this Canada Day! Grab a fresh-squeezed lemonade or ice cream, sit back, relax and see where it all began.

Saturday July 2 to Friday July 8: Canada’s History Week

Canada History Week is an opportunity for all Canadians, from the youngest to the oldest, to learn about what has shaped our country. Visit our newest exhibit Forged in Fire: The Building and Burning of Parliament to explore one of the main forces that shaped our city.

Monday July 4: Monday Night Movies at the Museum Starting at 7:15 pm & Admission: Pay What You Can

Enjoy a night at the museum catching up on some classics in silent film. Take your pick of popcorn, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more, available as delicious snacks in our Café and Boutique.

Wednesday July 6: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday July 7: Let Us Entertain You  5 pm to 8 pm

Join us for another season of free entertainment on Thursday evenings! Discover some of Ottawa’s best kept secrets this summer through our LET US ENTERTAIN YOU programming, Thursday evening in July and August 2016 until Sept 1st 2016. Line up to be announced in Spring 2016.

Explore Ottawa’s history from every angle this summer with professional story tellers, actors, musicians, and much more!  We guarantee that Ottawa’s history will never have sounded so good! As always, we are pleased to present this programming free of charge.

Monday July 11: Monday Night Movies at the Museum: 7:15pm start & Admission: Pay What You Can

Enjoy a night at the museum catching up on some classics in silent film. Take your pick of popcorn, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more, available as delicious snacks in our Café and Boutique.

Wednesday July 13: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday July 14: Let Us Entertain You! 5 pm to 8 pm

Join us for another season of free entertainment on Thursday evenings! Discover some of Ottawa’s best kept secrets this summer through our LET US ENTERTAIN YOU programming, every Thursday evening from July 7th to September 1st! Line up to be announced in Spring 2016.

Explore Ottawa’s history from every angle this summer with professional story tellers, actors, musicians, and much more!  We guarantee that Ottawa’s history will never have sounded so good! As always, we are pleased to present this programming free of charge.

Monday July 18: Monday Night Movies at the Museum Starting at 7:15 pm & Admission: Pay What You Can

Enjoy a night at the museum catching up on some classics in silent film. Take your pick of popcorn, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more, available as delicious snacks in our Café and Boutique.

Wednesday July 20: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday July 21: Let Us Entertain You! 5 pm to 8 pm

Join us for another season of free entertainment on Thursday evenings! Discover some of Ottawa’s best kept secrets this summer through our LET US ENTERTAIN YOU programming, every Thursday evening from July 7th to September 1st! Line up to be announced in Spring 2016.

Explore Ottawa’s history from every angle this summer with professional story tellers, actors, musicians, and much more!  We guarantee that Ottawa’s history will never have sounded so good! As always, we are pleased to present this programming free of charge.

Monday July 25: Monday Night Movies at the Museum

Starting at 7:15 pm & Admission: Pay What You Can

Enjoy a night at the museum catching up on some classics in silent film. Take your pick of popcorn, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more, available as delicious snacks in our Café and Boutique.

Wednesday July 27: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday July 28: Let Us Entertain You! 5 pm to 8 pm

Join us for another season of free entertainment on Thursday evenings! Discover some of Ottawa’s best kept secrets this summer through our LET US ENTERTAIN YOU programming, every Thursday evening from July 7th to September 1st! Line up to be announced in Spring 2016.

Explore Ottawa’s history from every angle this summer with professional story tellers, actors, musicians, and much more!  We guarantee that Ottawa’s history will never have sounded so good! As always, we are pleased to present this programming free of charge.

Saturday July 30 – Monday August 1: BYTOWN Days

Come celebrate the creation of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site and Bytown, now Ottawa, Canada’s Capital! Enjoy ‘edu-taining’ experiences by the scenic Ottawa Entrance Locks just east of Parliament Hill. In 2016, Bytown Days wraps up August 1st, with the 21th annual Colonel By Day, featuring costumed characters and free interactive activities: processions, demonstrators, exhibitors & entertainment. Bytown Days is your PASTport to Ottawa’s By-gone days! More information at

Click here for more information: http://www.choocopo.ca/bytown-days/

The Council of Heritage Organizations in OttawaOr contact them: info@choocopo.ca
Phone: 613-562-0405
Toll free: 1-844-256-CHOO (2466)


AUGUST 2016:

Extended Summer Hours:  Friday June 24 to Sunday September 4                                              
Open Daily 10:00am to 7:00 pm, Thursdays until 8:00 pm

Monday August 1: COLONEL BY DAY Free Admission

Join in the heritage fun as we honour Bytown Founder, Lt. Colonel John By. Heritage events and programming provided onsite by the Council of Heritage Organization of Ottawa.

Wednesday August 3: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday August 4: Let us entertain you! 5 pm to 8 pm

Join us for another season of free entertainment on Thursday evenings! Discover some of Ottawa’s best kept secrets this summer through our LET US ENTERTAIN YOU programming, every Thursday evening from July 7th to September 1st! Line up to be announced in Spring 2016.

Explore Ottawa’s history from every angle this summer with professional story tellers, actors, musicians, and much more!  We guarantee that Ottawa’s history will never have sounded so good! As always, we are pleased to present this programming free of charge.

Monday August 8: Monday Night Movies at the Museum:  

Starting at 7:15 pm & Admission: Pay What You Can

Enjoy a night at the museum catching up on some classics in silent film. Take your pick of popcorn, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more, available as delicious snacks in our Café and Boutique.

Wednesday August 10: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday August 11: Let us entertain you! 5 pm to 8 pm

Join us for another season of free entertainment on Thursday evenings! Discover some of Ottawa’s best kept secrets this summer through our LET US ENTERTAIN YOU programming, every Thursday evening from July 7th to September 1st! Line up to be announced in Spring 2016.

Explore Ottawa’s history from every angle this summer with professional story tellers, actors, musicians, and much more!  We guarantee that Ottawa’s history will never have sounded so good! As always, we are pleased to present this programming free of charge.

Monday August 15: Monday Night Movies at the Museum:

Starting at 7:15 pm & Admission: Pay What You Can

Enjoy a night at the museum catching up on some classics in silent film. Take your pick of popcorn, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more, available as delicious snacks in our Café and Boutique.

Wednesday August 17: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday August 18: Let us entertain you! 5 pm to 8 pm

Join us for another season of free entertainment on Thursday evenings! Discover some of Ottawa’s best kept secrets this summer through our LET US ENTERTAIN YOU programming, every Thursday evening from July 7th to September 1st! Line up to be announced in Spring 2016.

Explore Ottawa’s history from every angle this summer with professional story tellers, actors, musicians, and much more!  We guarantee that Ottawa’s history will never have sounded so good! As always, we are pleased to present this programming free of charge.

Monday August 22: Monday Night Movies at the Museum:

Starting at 7:15 pm & Admission: Pay What You Can

Enjoy a night at the museum catching up on some classics in silent film. Take your pick of popcorn, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more, available as delicious snacks in our Café and Boutique.

Wednesday August 24: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday August 25: Let us entertain you! 5 pm to 8 pm

Join us for another season of free entertainment on Thursday evenings! Discover some of Ottawa’s best kept secrets this summer through our LET US ENTERTAIN YOU programming, every Thursday evening from July 7th to September 1st! Line up to be announced in Spring 2016.

Explore Ottawa’s history from every angle this summer with professional story tellers, actors, musicians, and much more!  We guarantee that Ottawa’s history will never have sounded so good! As always, we are pleased to present this programming free of charge.

Monday August 29: Monday Night Movies at the Museum:

Starting at 7:15 pm & Admission: Pay What You Can                

Enjoy a night at the museum catching up on some classics in silent film. Take your pick of popcorn, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more, available as delicious snacks in our Café and Boutique.

Wednesday August 31: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors


SEPTEMBER 2016:

Extended Summer Hours until Sunday September 4                                                                      
Open Daily 10:00am to 7:00 pm, Thursdays until 8:00 pm

Summer Hours: Monday September 5 - Sunday October 9
Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm: Thursdays 5-8 pm

Monday September 5: Celebrate Labour Day at the BYTOWN MUSEUM

Come honour the workers of the Rideau Canal this Labour Day Weekend as we celebrate the lives and achievements of Canal Workers and Contractors who built this UNESCO World Heritage.

Wednesday September 7: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday September 8: Free Admission to all galleries at the BYTOWN MUSEUM on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Sunday September 11: Grandparents Day

We are pleased to offer free admission to accompanying Grandparents all day on Grandparents Day. Share our story!

Wednesday September 14: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday September 15: Free Admission to all galleries at the BYTOWN MUSEUM on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Wednesday September 21: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday September 22: Free Admission to all galleries at the BYTOWN MUSEUM on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Saturday September 24 & Sunday September 25: Culture Days – Free Admission

Mark your calendars! We are pleased to participate once again in Culture Days: This year’s Culture Days weekend will take place on September 23, 24 and 25. Once again, the event will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes”—and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community. Free Admission all weekend long.

Wednesday September 28: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday September 29: Free Admission to all galleries at the BYTOWN MUSEUM on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 pm


OCTOBER 2016:

Summer Hours: Monday September 5 - Sunday October 9                                                          
Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm: Thursdays 5-8 pm

Wednesday October 5: Every Wednesday is FREE ADMISSION for Seniors

Thursday October 6: Free Admission to all galleries at the BYTOWN MUSEUM on Thursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Saturday October 8 to Monday October 10:  The Colours of Fall: Leaf Colouring Competition

Fall is one of our favourite seasons because of all the fall colours! This Thanksgiving weekend, take in the autumn colours onsite and do your best to replicate them in our annual Leaf Colouring Competition!

Using all kinds of colouring material, we challenge you to create breathtaking leaves. Entries will be posted on our Facebook page and will be awarded a prize! Visit us over the Thanksgiving weekend and participate in our 3rd Annual “The Colours of Fall”: Leaf Colouring Competition: Program by donation.

Friday October 7– Monday October 31: Haunted Walks of Ottawa’s Halloween Season

For those brave at heart, join in one of Haunted Walks Halloween Tours and hear spooky stories of Ottawa’s history! If you dare, contact Haunted Walks for more information and to book tickets: http://www.hauntedwalk.com

WINTER HOURS Begin: Monday October 10 to Saturday December 24, 2015
OPEN MONDAYS! Open Thursday through Mondays. 11 am to 4 pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

 Saturday October 22 & Sunday October 23: Creepy, Crawly Bytown 11 am 4 pm

Kooky crafts for the young and young at heart!

Visit the BYTOWN MUSEUM this Halloween and enjoy hands-on and oh so kooky crafts for the young and young at heart. Intended for all ages, we invite you to get into the Halloween Spirit with us by getting creative and making all kinds of terror-ific crafts.

Program by donation, coming in costumes of your favorite historical character are highly encouraged!

Tuesday October 25th: Celebrate the 99th Anniversary of the BYTOWN MUSEUM from Oct 22-24th


NOVEMBER 2016:

WINTER HOURS: OPEN MONDAYS!

Open Thursday through Mondays. 11 am to 4 pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Sunday November 6: FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 11 am to 4 pm FREE ADMISSION

Throughout the month of November, we will be asking our Visitors to express how they remember our Veterans creatively and contribute to our Commemoration Wreath.

Friday November 11: Remembrance Day Free Admission

Saturday November 26 and Sunday November 27: Christmas Craft-ernoons

Get into the holiday spirit with us and drop in to a Christmas Craft-ernoons beginning the last weekend of November until December 18th!

Learn more about Christmas traditions and what Christmas was like in early Ottawa! Create Christmas crackers with us to end the year with a bang!

Crafts are available on the first floor by donations and are ideal for young and young at heart crafters. The permanent exhibition is included with admission to the 2nd and 3rd floor.


DECEMBER 2016:

WINTER HOURS: OPEN MONDAYS!

Open Thursday through Mondays. 11 am to 4 pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Thursday December 1 – Sunday December 12th: 12 Days of Christmas

Shop local and find the perfect gift for your special someone and entire family! This year, shop local and chose from our selection of gifts as unique as they are. Follow us on Facebook, and Twitter for ideas.

Saturday December 3 & Sunday December 4: Christmas Craft-ernoons, 11 am to 4 pm

Get into the holiday spirit with us and drop in to a Christmas Craft-ernoons beginning the last weekend of November until December 18th!

Learn more about Christmas traditions and what Christmas was like in early Ottawa! Create Christmas crackers with us to end the year with a bang!

Crafts are available on the first floor by donations and are ideal for young and young at heart crafters. The permanent exhibition is included with admission to the 2nd and 3rd floor.

Sunday December 4: FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 11 am to 4 pm FREE ADMISSION

Saturday December 10 & Sunday December 11: Christmas Craft-ernoons, 11 am to 4 pm

Get into the holiday spirit with us and drop in to a Christmas Craft-ernoons beginning the last weekend of November until December 18th!

Learn more about Christmas traditions and what Christmas was like in early Ottawa! Create Christmas crackers with us to end the year with a bang!

Crafts are available on the first floor by donations and are ideal for young and young at heart crafters. The permanent exhibition is included with admission to the 2nd and 3rd floor.

Saturday December 17 & Sunday December 18: Christmas Craft-ernoons, 11 am to 4 pm

Get into the holiday spirit with us and drop in to a Christmas Craft-ernoons beginning the last weekend of November until December 18th!

Learn more about Christmas traditions and what Christmas was like in early Ottawa! Create Christmas crackers with us to end the year with a bang!

Crafts are available on the first floor by donations and are ideal for young and young at heart crafters. The permanent exhibition is included with admission to the 2nd and 3rd floor.

December weekends 2016: Nightmare Before Xmas… ‘Twas a cold and frosty night with Haunted Walks of Ottawa Tours. For more information and to book tickets: http://www.hauntedwalk.com

MUSEUM Closed for the Holidays:  Saturday December 24 - Sunday January 1, 2017

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