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September 2019

The Historical Society of Ottawa’s daytime meetings

September 25 - 13:00 - 15:00
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An event every month that begins at 13:00 on day Last of the month, repeating until January 29, 2020

Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe
Ottawa, Ontario K1P5M2 Canada
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  Unless otherwise stated, starting in September 2019, daytime meetings will be held at 1:00 pm on the last Wednesday of the month (except June, July, August, and December) in the auditorium of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street. Light refreshments will be served in the auditorium lobby starting at 12.30pm.   September 25: Diana Pepall. Bletchley Park's Outpost in Sandy Hill October 30: Hunter McGill. The Rideau Canal November 27: Two Important Speakers. Joanna…

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25th Annual Family History Conference (Conference)

September 27 - September 29
Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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  Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29 25th Annual Family History Conference  (Conference) Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario Family history: past, present and future is the theme of this year's conference. Featuring these great speakers: Blaine Bettinger (The Genetic Genealogist) Audrey Collins (The National Archives, UK) Cyndi Ingle (Cyndi's List) Nancy Loe (Sassy Jane Genealogy) Join us for seminars, a research room, a family history marketplace and more expert lecturers. If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring…

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West Quebec Heritage Fair

September 29 - 10:00 - 16:00
Fairbairn House heritage centre, 45 Wakefield Heights
Wakefield, Québec J0X 3G0 Canada
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  Join the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) and cultural groups from around the Outaouais as we gather for the 2019 edition of the West Quebec Heritage Fair, hosted by the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre. Come meet the many volunteers dedicated to preserving and sharing history and culture in Western Quebec. Learn about current and upcoming exhibits, discover works by local writers and find out how you can support heritage activities in your own community. More than a dozen displays…

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October 2019

The Historical Society of Ottawa’s Evening Speakers’ Series

October 9 - 19:00 - 21:00
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One event on November 14, 2019 at 19:00

One event on January 15, 2020 at 19:00

Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe
Ottawa, Ontario K1P5M2 Canada
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  The Historical Society of Ottawa’s Evening Speakers’ Series will begin in Fall 2019. These presentations will be held at 7:00 pm, on a Wednesday, unless otherwise stated, in the auditorium of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Light refreshments will be served in the auditorium lobby starting at 6.30pm.   October 9: François Bregha, Primer Ministers in Sandy Hill November 14: Phil Jenkins, Discovering the History Around Us January 15: Robin Etherington, The Bytown Museum's First Century    

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Hidden lives revealed: mental health and the children looked after by the Waifs and Strays Society (Before BIFHSGO Education Talk)

October 12 - 09:00 - 09:30
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 5K7 Canada
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  Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten will provide an overview of practices and conditions of children cared for by the Waifs and Strays Society in the UK from its inception in 1881 till 1920, as well as providing examples of children who were sent to Canada during this time. Wendy will specifically focus on correspondence, interventions and practices with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, and support this with examples from the relevant case files. Wendy will also give tips and…

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