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History Detectives

August 1, 2018 - 13:00 - 15:00

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An event every week that begins at 13:00 on Wednesday, repeating until August 22, 2018

Wednesday August 1, August 8, August 15, and August 22 — 1 pm to 3 pm
​Ages 8 to 12

Each week History Detectives will tackle a new case and participants will solve a mystery inspired by the history of Billings Estate through artefact study, games, crafts, and more.

Cost: $6.50 per child

Registration is required. You can register for this program using the City of Ottawa’s online registration system. Enter the program barcode in the box labelled “Search for programs by barcode”. Click “Add” and log in to complete registration. If you do not already have an account, click “Create new family account”.

August 1 – The Mystery of the Missing Ice
Ice was a precious commodity before freezers became common household appliances. Ice has gone missing from the icehouse and you’re on the case!

Barcode: 1406496

August 8 – The Case of the Lost Lumber
Learn about the lumber industry and use your tree identification skills to help track down the missing lumber.

Barcode: 1406525

August 15 – The Big Heist
Decode cryptograms to solve the case of the missing farm equipment.

Barcode: 1406537

August 22 – The Case of the Cracked Vase
Who broke the vase? Can you use your artefact-handling skills to repair it?

Barcode: 1406551


August 1, 2018
13:00 - 15:00
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Billings Estate National Historic Site
2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1 Canada
(613) 247-4830
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