City of #Ottawa Museums ~ Special Events and Programs for September

| September 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Shades of the Evening, “Over There / Over Here” – September 26 and 27 and October 3 and 4

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Presented by Vintage Stock Theatre Production

The War to end All Wars, the War for Civilization, the Great War, had broken out. It was a war in which Canada, in pain and pride, shed its old skin of colonialism and was thrust into maturity. “Over There / Over Here” details the sudden life changes that the War brings through the eyes of members of a small town, caught up in the turbulence of illusion versus reality. The story unfolds through letters and diaries of the time.

Tickets must be pre-purchased from Vintage Stock Theatre. See for details.


Culture Days: Vintage Social Media – September 27 and 28 from 10 am to 4 pm

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Experience the days of radio and movie magic! In the days before television, iPads, and texting, the family radio and the weekly movie screening were the social media of the day. Everyone gathered around radio sets in family homes to listen to weekly broadcasts of their favourite shows like Little Orphan Annie. Have fun as a modern family learning how to build a radio set transmitter, listening to authentic historic radio broadcasts, watching silent films, and having fun with our film crew activity to learn about gaffers, grips, sound artists, producers, and directors. If you have a future Steven Spielberg at home, this is the event for you! On Sunday, local producers and artisans from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market will be selling their goods – locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, pastries, alongside artisanal products – at their first Harvest Market.

Cost: Free admission

Culture Days – September 27 and 28 from 11 am to 5 pm

Billings Estate National Historic Site

Celebrate Ottawa’s rich culture by taking part in this grassroots, province-wide event. The museum will be open for self-guided tours to learn about the history of the site, settlement in Billings Bridge, and the trades that helped them prosper. Admission to the exhibition, use of our family-friendly Experience Backpacks, and access to our activity room in Sally’s Kitchen are included.

Cost: Free admission.

Culture Days – September 27 and 28 from 11 am to 5 pm

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site

This two-day province-wide event celebrates local culture at the grass roots level. Explore the site with a self-guided tour and scavenger hunt that will encourage you to find details about the site that you never knew before.

Cost: Free admission



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  1. Victoria Ess says:

    The vintage social media event looks so interesting!

  2. kathy downey says:

    Vintage Stock Theatre Production sounds very interesting

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