Building on History: Fifty Years of Preserving Memory at 395 Wellington Street

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Visit Building on History: Fifty Years of Preserving Memory at 395 Wellington Street display, presented until December 2017 in the Pellan Room at 395 Wellington Street (2nd floor) in Ottawa.

Canada’s Public Archives and National Library opened its doors on June 20, 1967. Steeped in history, Library and Archives Canada, as it is now known, is commemorating fifty years of living memory within its walls.

Throughout the past half-century, the designated federal heritage building at 395 Wellington Street has welcomed students, scholars, professors, researchers, history enthusiasts, artists and tourists, and has been the custodian of Canada’s cultural memory.

Through a series of explanatory panels and archival reproductions, learn about the building’s history, the iconic art housed within, and its role in Canada’s heritage.

Admission is free. Please register at the commissionaires’ desk.

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