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Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will be welcoming visitors to its “Premiere: New acquisitions at Library and Archives Canada” exhibition on July 1 from 10 am to 4 pm, as part of Canada Day celebrations.
Where: 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
When: July 1, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm
Located a few steps from Parliament Hill, at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa, the LAC building will open its main floor to the many visitors celebrating this special day. They will also be able to take in a used book sale presented by the Friends of Library and Archives Canada, and enjoy some refreshments and a cake prepared for this festive occasion.
Canadians and tourists visiting Ottawa will have a unique opportunity not only to celebrate, but also to learn more about LAC’s treasures. LAC’s collection represents the documentary heritage of all Canadians. It spans our history and continues to grow as Canada evolves. The “Premiere: New acquisitions at Library and Archives Canada” exhibition offers a sneak peek at some eclectic collection items, including a manuscript of a play by important writer Jane Urquhart when she was a child, a design for a never-produced prototype of the ill-fated Avro Arrow airplane, and a book from the 1700s dealing with a mysterious (at the time) illness now thought to have been a form of syphilis.
Are you ready to discover some of your history? Ready to celebrate with us? Come see this exhibition!