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Ottawa to commemorate Barrack Hill individuals, Bytown’s earliest settlers, during Public Visitation

September 20, 2017
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The City of Ottawa invites members of the public to attend a Public Visitation for the 79 individuals discovered in 2013-2014 during O-Train Confederation Line excavation. The individuals, initially buried in Bytown’s earliest cemetery, Barrack Hill, were excavated and moved to the Canadian Museum of History for non-invasive analysis.

The 79 individuals will be interred in 52 caskets, and will be displayed during a Public Visitation, held in the Resource Room of the Canadian Museum of History on September 24, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The event will allow members of the public to learn more about the history of Barrack Hill, the discoveries made by the Canadian Museum of History, and, most importantly, pay their respects to 79 individuals before they find their permanent resting place at the Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services.

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