Our Story

CapitalHistory.ca is a project of the Carleton Centre for Public History led by co-director Professor David Dean. It began as Bank Street: Ottawa’s Main Street – a collaborative project between the Workers’ History Museum, the Centre for Public History (with support from Centre for Business History), and Chapter One Studio. Initial funding for that project came from the Centre and its website was developed by Rob Blades. Thanks to the generosity of Ryan Shackleton and Know History, the project benefitted from a MITACS Development Grant and research for eight stories was carried out by Emily Keyes in 2016-2017.

CapitalHistory.ca is the website for Capital History Kiosks a Workers’ History Museum project funded by the Ottawa 2017’s  Arts, Culture and Heritage Program (stewarded by  AOE Arts Council, Ottawa Arts Council and Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa).