THE PINHEY'S POINT FOUNDATION
Each year new exhibitions are prepared by the Pinhey's Point Foundation to complement public programming by City of Ottawa heritage staff. Throughout the house, visitors can browse period room settings and featured displays to learn about the Pinhey family and property, their gentry neighbours and the history of March Township. Artifacts and images are drawn from the Foundation's collections and elsewhere.
The Foundation gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from the City of Ottawa, which owns and operates Pinhey’s Point Historic site, with PPF’s volunteer support.
Commemorating 1867 and 1967, and 1917
The origins and significance of domestic Gothic architecture in Ottawa
Ottawa the Capital and Ottawa the City come together as civil, ecclesiastical, Parliamentary and a revolutionary residential Gothic transformed rough frontier Bytown into a City of Ottawa worthy of being the capital of a new nation.
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site May 14-October 8, 2017
Pinhey’s Point meets the Sixties
NCC purchase of the Pinhey property was announced in 1959, with plans for Centennial restoration and a steamboat to Aylmer. Explore with us what happened - and what didn’t.
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site July 1-October 8, 2017
Intimate views of Vimy
The Vimy Memorial names 11,285 Canadians missing in France, one of Ottawa’s Pinhey family among them. Follow a devoted sister as she tries to learn his fate. And visit with another family member who came to Vimy as a student pilgrim in 1936.
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site June 18-October 8, 2017
(Juanita Snelgrove PPF)
Meet the Gentry and Whose Astrolabe?
Ontario Genealogical Society, Algonquin College, June 16-18
Meet the Gentry
Dunrobin Community Assn, 1151 Thos A. Dolan Parkway, July 1
The Pinhey Family at War, 1914-1918
New St Mary’s Anglican Church, 2574 Sixth Line Road, Nov. 12
With the cooperation of our City partners the PPF is again conducting two digs at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site in 2017. The weekend of June 24-25 will continue work at the stone stable site. There will be opportunities for field work with cleaning and identifying artifacts as well as participating in the dig site. The second event August 19-20 will be an official event for Archaeology Month with expanded activities. See our website www.pinheyspoint.ca for details.
June 24-25, 2017
August 19-20, 2017
PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
Vimy Centenary and First World War commemorations
Vimy: Beyond the Battle
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Canadian War Museum presents the special exhibition Vimy - Beyond the Battle. Dr Mélanie Morin-Pelletier will describe the experience of curating this exhibition that sheds light on how and why Canadians commemorate by exploring private and collective memories of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War, and more recent conflicts.
July 17, 2017 7pm
(Mélanie Morin-Pelletier is Historian: War and Society, at the Canadian War Museum)
Designing the West Carleton War Memorial
At the base of Falldown Lane, immortalized in bronze, a young Canadian soldier sits quietly among the ruins of war reading a letter from home. Each year at the 11th hour of the 11th month a shadow, our shadow, falls across the names of the fallen and a Morse Code message spread across the pavement calls us to Remember…. Malcolm looks forward to bringing to light the many layers of thought and design behind the making of this new memorial.
August 21, 2017 7pm
(Malcolm Wildeboer is an architect with Vandenberg & Wildeboer Architects, South March)
Admission free. Refreshments will follow each lecture.
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