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Rick St John: carver and community builder | Doors Open Ottawa 2024

Rideau Archives presents the work of local resident Rick St. John, wood carver, conservationist, and community resource.  Several his prize-winning carvings on nature and other themes will be on display.
Discover the local history of rural south Ottawa, the resources available at the Rideau Archives, and explore the historical building. 

Special feature: Mr. St. John will be present on Sunday from 10 to 4 pm to discuss his artwork and career.

Dates (Doors Open Event):

Saturday June 1, 2024 | 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday June 2, 2024 | 10 am to 4 pm

Exhibit Dates:

June 1, 2024 to May 2025


Rideau Archives
6581 Fourth Line Road
North Gower, Ontario
Tel.: 613-489-2926
Email: rideauarchives@ottawa.ca


Tours, presentations and exhibit requests

Book a tour

We would be happy to have you visit the City of Ottawa Archives. Tours are free and we are able to accommodate groups of various sizes.  We are always willing to create specialized tours relating to our collections. Please contact us at archives@ottawa.ca for more information.

Book a City of Ottawa Archives presentation

Our knowledgeable staff are available to present information on various topics such as:

  • Preservation of records
  • Archives and the Future of Copyright
  • Preserving Your History at the City of Ottawa Archives
  • Caring for Your Print Photographs
  • Caring for Your Digital Photographs
  • Introduction to Archives
  • Is it Archival?
  • Creating a Community Archives
  • Researching the History of Property
  • And many more

Display and exhibit requests

The City of Ottawa Archives may partner or provide support for exhibits. Each request and partnership is unique; if you are interested in exhibiting please contact us.

The City of Ottawa Archives has several exhibits and events that highlight the City’s history, local culture and heritage.

Please contact us at archives@ottawa.ca for more information.

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