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Archaeology Month: setting out to discover our history
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Archaeology Month: setting out to discover our history

Gatineau, August 5, 2016. – Check out the program lineup for Archeaology Month in our area, and find out more about our heritage! Activities will abound on both sides of the Ottawa River until the end of August.


Quick facts

Archaeology Month is the time to highlight the area's rich heritage.
Ville de Gatineau, the National Capital Commission and the City of Ottawa are teaming up to promote the respective programs.
This territory is filled with historical and pre-historical treasures, each more fascinating than the next.
Everyone is invited to make the most of Archaeology Month to discover and rediscover our rich heritage.

Gatineau's program lineup

Archaeological digs at Leamy Lake*: Be an archaeologist for a day at this site with all of its historical and pre-historical treasures. Leamy Lake Park is one of the richest archaeological sites in North America.
- From August 5 to 8, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. (boulevard Fournier entrance).
In the footsteps of Champlain: Discover the history of the Ottawa River, from prehistoric times to now. You will be accompanied on your journey by a historian and an archaeologist.
- August 13 at 2 p.m. at Théâtre de l'Île.
Archaeology day at the museum: Learn about archaeology through different activities: conferences, tool demonstration and workshops.
- August 14 at 11 a.m. at the Buckingham Historical Society.
The Forsyth mine*: Take a fascinating walk and discover the traces of a still tangible past. Difficult trail: walking shoes recommended.
- On August 27 at 2 p.m., at the corner of boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes and rue de la Galène.
Participation in Gatineau activities is free. *Reservation required: patrimoine@gatineau.ca or 819-243-2345, extension 2582.

NCC program lineup

Free public digs at the Moore Farm Estate: The farm played a key role in the evolution of agriculture and horseback riding in Canada's capital area.
- August 1, 2, 22 and 23.
Free public digs at Leamy Lake Park: This park contains one of the richest and vastest pre-European archaeological sites in the Outaouais.
- August 5 to 8, 16 to 17 and 25 to 28.

City of Ottawa program lineup

Archeaological exhibition at Ottawa City Hall: Produced by the City of Ottawa in partnership with the Algonquin Pikwàkanagàn First Nation and the Cultural Education Centre at Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. The exhibition contains pre-contact and historical archaeology for Ottawa and the surrounding area.
- Until August 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Ottawa City Hall (ground floor).
Exhibition at the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Centre: The Centre's Educational Centre contains a variety of items ranging from ceremonial, hunting and fishing implements to canoes and water transportation equipment, as well as military accessories.
- Until August 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Centre, 54 Makwa Mikan, Maniwaki.
Exhibition at the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre (Manido Chiman Collection): This collection consists of approximately 600 items ranging from ceremonial, hunting and fishing implements to canoes and water transportation equipment, as well as military accessories.
- Until August 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre, 1674 Mishomis Inamoà, Pikwàkanagàn.
LeBreton Flats Archaeological Guided Walk: this archaeological tour of the LeBreton Flats will highlight some of the archaeological digs over a 10-year period in this part of Ottawa.
- August 14, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., departing from the main entrance of the Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa.
Archaeological digs at Pinhey's Point: Explore the history, natural heritage and ecosystems of Pinhey's Point, and uncover some new archaeological secrets.
- August 10, 11 and 12, from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 5 p.m., Pinhey's Point Historic Site, 270 Pinhey's Point Road, Dunrobin.
Diefenbunker “Cache 3929”: Hunt for top secret geocaches on the grounds above Canada's Cold War Museum.
- Until August 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum, 3929 Carp Road, Ottawa.


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Ville de Gatineau Program Lineup

City of Ottawa Program Lineup

NCC Program Lineup

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Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
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Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Director,
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
819-595-7171
boileau.jean@gatineau.ca
@JeanBoileau




Jean.Wolff@ncc-ccn.ca
@jeanwolff



Jean Yves Pelletier
Cultural Developer (Heritage)
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424, ext. 27781
JeanYves.Pelletier@ottawa.ca
@@ottawaville

À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 285 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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