Canada Day at Ottawa House will be a “Virtual Celebration Only” this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Regrettably, the museum remains closed at this time and it is not possible to meet the health and safety requirements for public events.

However, a small group will create a virtual commemoration which will be shared on the museum’s Facebook page and website and preserved in our archives as a witness of the 2020 pandemic for future generations.

Happy Canada Day.

Canada Day Cake Auction: see our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/events/185321089567409/

Ottawa House Museum By-the-Sea
Ottawa House Museum By-the-Sea
canada day celebrate
Ottawa House - July 1st, 2015
Ottawa House - July 1st, 2015
Partridge Island - Cape Sharpe
Partridge Island - Cape Sharpe
Partridge Island
Partridge Island
Tupper Ball
Tupper Ball
Charles Tupper & Joseph Howe debate Confederation
Charles Tupper & Joseph Howe debate Confederation
Ottawa House - July 1st, 2011
Ottawa House - July 1st, 2011
Rum Runner - Ottawa House - Old Fashioned Style
Rum Runner - Ottawa House - Old Fashioned Style
View from Partridge Island
View from Partridge Island
Sir Charles Tupper Ball
Sir Charles Tupper Ball
60th Anniversary - 2018 Season Theme
60th Anniversary - 2018 Season Theme
Ottawa House - Front Deck

What do rum-runners, notable town merchants, Canadian politics and fabulous architecture have in common? Ottawa House – a gem on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.Intrigued? You will have to visit the Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum, just 3 km outside Parrsboro, to get the full story, but by clicking on the various tabs, we’ll give you a taste of what is in store.

Get an ice cream cone (Heavenly Hash is a big seller) and sit on the wide veranda overlooking the wonderful vista of the Bay of Fundy. Imagine scenes of the past when ships docked at a wharf, children played on the lawns of the vast property and party-goers whooping it up in the dance hall.

Whatever the weather, you will find the scene magnificent and breath-taking. The Museum is on the site of the former village of Partridge Island which dates back to the 1770s. The tidal power development project is just around the corner at Cape Sharp. Cape Blomedin (in the past it was Blow-Me-Down) can be seen through the mist across the Bay. Inside, you’ll find hundreds of artifacts depicting life, culture and industry over more than 200 years. Ottawa House Museum brings so much exciting and wonderful history to life.

Ottawa House is owned and operated by Parrsborough Shore Historical Society. Once you have been hooked by the history, you can become a member. Join us now and help to keep the stories alive!

The Historical Society AGM, originally scheduled for April 4th 2020 has been postponed. Once we have a new date, we will communicate it through email, Face Book and this web site.

Story Time is also on hold, but stay tuned…

Contact Ottawa House Museum directly at 902-254-2376
ottawa.house@ns.sympatico.ca

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