"Rare Beasts" exhibit
to 20 Oct

"Rare Beasts" exhibit

Collage artist Alyson Champ presents a series of twenty painted paper collages depicting rare or endangered breeds of farm animals. These colourful collages portraits illustrate a modern interpretation of the medieval concept of a bestiary. The animals’s endangered status, origins, and characteristics and will be explained by an accompanying text.

Art exhibit to appear on the ground and upper floors of the Main house.

Exhibit Launch Event: June 22

ONLINE EXHIBIT: http://rarebeastsproject.alysonchamp.com/

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Fairbairn Heritage Harvest - Fall Rhapsody
12:00 pm12:00

Fairbairn Heritage Harvest - Fall Rhapsody

As part of the Fall Rhapsody in Gatineau Park, Fairbairn House Heritage Center is partnering with the National Capital Commission and the Municipality of La Pêche to provide residents and tourists with activities on the outskirts of the park. These activities are aimed at discovering the attractions of La Pêche and will be held at Fairbairn House.



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West Quebec Heritage Fair
10:00 am10:00

West Quebec Heritage Fair

Part celebration, part exhibition, the Fair will showcase the wide range of knowledge, activities, and learning opportunities that volunteer-based heritage organizations offer in the region. The gathering is expected to bring together people from across West Quebec who are curious about the history of the places where they live.

Groups with displays onsite include the Gatineau Valley Historical Society, Pontiac Archives, the Aylmer Heritage Association and Cantley 1889, as well as the Symmes Inn Museum, the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Centre, the Réseau du Patrimoine de Gatineau et de l’Outaouais and Société Pièce sur pièce.

The program for the day features two guest presentations in English. In the morning, Lionel Whiteduck will survey the history of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation and ongoing initiatives to preserve and promote the Algonquin language among community members. In the afternoon, Michael McBane, author of a recent biography of 19th century lumber baron John Egan, will speak about Egan’s legacy helping to break down ethnic, linguistic and religious barriers in pre-Confederation Canada, notably among Irish Protestants and Catholics.

Doors will open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Community members are encouraged to come out and meet some of the many volunteers dedicated to preserving and sharing Outaouais’s history and culture. Visitors can learn how to get involved in heritage activities where they live, find out about upcoming exhibits, or get advice starting a research project of their own.

Admission is free of charge, and visitors can round out their trip with a guided tour of the Fairbairn House and grounds!

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