MEDIA ADVISORY: Important historical artifacts found on Tabaret construction site

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The University of Ottawa invites the media to view a collection of artifacts that were recently unearthed during Tabaret Hall renovations. The 19th century artifacts were found on a site where the University's main building stood before burning down on December 2, 1903.

The artifacts, which include dinner plates, glass bottles and other kitchen items, are of great historical and archeological value and are an exciting discovery for the university.

WHAT: Display of 19th century artifacts recently unearthed at uOttawa and interview opportunity
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014
WHERE: University of Ottawa Archives, Room 012, 100 Marie-Curie (corner of King Edward) | map

Chief Archivist, Michel Prévost, will present the collection and provide historical and background information on these items. He will also be available for interviews.

Information for media:

Danika Gagnon
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2981
Cell: 613-863-7221

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