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Calendar of events

What’s going on in the City? Check the calendar of events.

History of Ottawa's French-speaking Community

Raconte-moi Ottawa tells the history of our region’s Francophone community and is for students from grades 7 to 10. French-Canadians were among the first people to settle in Ottawa, this website focuses on the Francophone community’s role and contribution in the development of our national capital.

Find places of commemoration and conservation, historic buildings and cultural and heritage plans. See historical facts and key dates.

Raconte-moi Ottawa is a Vanier Museopark project and a collaboration of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the City of Ottawa.

Historical societies

Gloucester Historical Society
4550 Bank Street (at Leitrim Road), Gloucester, Ontario, K1T 3W6
Tel: 613-822-2076
Email: english@gloucesterhistory.com

Goulbourn Township Historical Society
2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, Ontario, K2S 1A7
Email: info@goulbournhistoricalsociety.org

Historical Society of Ottawa
P.O. Box 523 Station "B", Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5P6
Email: info@historicalsocietyottawa.ca

Osgoode Township Historical Society
7814 Rideau Street, P.O. Box 83, Vernon, Ontario, K0A 3J0
Email: oths@magma.ca

Cumberland Township Historical Society
Ottawa Public Library - Cumberland Branch
Local History Room
1599 Tenth Line Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1E 3E8
Tel.: 613-833-2245
Email: cths@cyberus.ca

Rideau Township Historical Society
Box 56, Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 2T0
Email: rths@manotick.org

Fitzroy Township Historical Society
Contact: Jim Armstrong, 613-839-3061

Huntley Township Historical Society
Tel.: 613-831-2490
Email: HuntleyHistory@gmx.net

Torbolton Township Historical Society
Contact: Pauline Fulford 613-832-1737

March Township Historical Society
Contact: Michele LeBoldus 613-832-1249

Ottawa Jewish Historical Society
21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 1R9
Tel.: 613-798-9818 ext. 264

Workers Heritage Centre
500-280 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1R7
Email: info@ottawalabour.org
Tel.: 613-233-7820

Société franco-ontarienne du patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans
Email: sfopho@gmail.com
Tel.: 613-833-0657

Heritage organizations

The City of Ottawa works with a large and diverse group of community-based heritage organizations that preserve and promote local heritage through museums and archives and special programs.

Genealogical Societies