PO Box 523, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5P6


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Philemon Wright and his Town

Afternoon Series
Portrait of Philemon Wright by John James, Library and Archives Canada.

Guest Speakers

Rick Henderson, Author, Walking in the Footsteps of Philemon Wright, and Capital Chronicles blog; great-great-great-great-grandson of Philemon Wright


Wright carved a settlement from the Ottawa Valley wilderness over two centuries ago. His was a saga emblematic of the beginnings of Canada's industrial development.

Rick Henderson paints an intimate portrait of the man and his family —  and of his dreams, struggles and successes.

All are welcome to attend without charge.

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
1:00 pm


Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch Auditorium

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