Monday, August 2, 2010

Guest Post: Colonel By Day - TODAY

[This guest post was submitted by the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa]

Colonel By Day - Monday August 2, 2010 - 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bytown Museum/Ottawa Locks

Hosted by the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa in partnership
with the Bytown Museum

Join us for Colonel By Day, a celebration of Ottawa's founding brought about
by the construction of the Rideau Canal under the direction of Lt. Colonel
By. This free, full-filled heritage festival will feature blacksmithing,
lace making, flax and linen weaving, rug braiding, and musketry
demonstrations; performances and music by Scottish dancers, Northern Voices
and Heritage Hands Drum Club; professional face painting; interactive
tabletop exhibits from local heritage groups and museums; a Celtic Cross
Commemoration Ceremony; costumed characters; and free admission to the
Bytown Museum!

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