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Alaska Highway: Alongside a Cultural Landscape — Heritage Ottawa

June 22 - 19:00 - 21:00

A SPECIAL HERITAGE OTTAWA MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT

 Join us at the Orange Art Gallery for this special 7 pm lecture. Refreshments and time to re-connect begin at 6:30 pm. 

 

The Alaska Highway, also known as the Alcan, is one of the continent’s great heritage travel routes. This cultural landscape extends from Alaska into BC, with spurs to Edmonton, Alberta, and to Norman Wells, NWT. It covers a vast area where nature and human experiences are imprinted on wild spaces, built forms, ecology, and spatial relationships. Its story is ancient, modern, layered and complex.

Public historian and heritage specialist Julie Harris will guide us on a trip through this magnificent living landscape to hear what voices along the way tell us about Canada’s history and heritage, Canada’s norths, and the fragility of places that we might think are untouchable.

Julie’s talk will be illustrated by historic and contemporary images and maps, many of which illustrate her book, Signposts and Promises: Canada and the Alaska Highway, co-authored with Frank B. Edwards and produced by the Fort St. John North Peace Museum.

 

Attendance is limited and Pre-Registration is required. CLICK HERE to pre-register.

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
19:00 - 21:00
Event Category:
Website:
https://heritageottawa.org/events/alaska-highway-journeys-alongside-cultural-landscape

Organizer

Heritage Ottawa
Phone:
(613) 230-8841
Website:
heritageottawa.org

Venue

Orange Art Gallery
290 City Centre Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1C7 Canada
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