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Bytown Museum

The Bytown Museum has been Ottawa’s community museum for over a century.  We continue to thrive.

In early 2020 our doors were abruptly closed and our team dispersed. We quickly realized that in order to continue to engage with our community, we would need to pivot to online offerings.

With limited resources, we produced an IGTV series, Bytown Bit by Bit’, an at-home version of Let Us Entertain You, installed new exhibitions,  launched virtual tours, and made available online a plethora of free content.

Looking ahead, we have launched student-led ’Bit by Bit’ episodes, continue to strengthen our online offerings, and are excited to have kicked off our new Beyond Bytown virtual lecture series.

We are hopeful for a time when we can welcome back our community, but until then we will continue offering fun and original online content to all who are looking to engage with Ottawa’s history.

Photo:  Teilhard Frost plays “Cuckoo” on an old maple syrup bottle as part of the Bytown Museum’s 2020 LUEY line-up.  Photo: © Bytown Museum, 2020.