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Rare Audio Recording Of Dr. James Naismith – The Canadian Born Inventor Of Basketball

All of the attention the Toronto Raptors are getting these days as they via for the NBA Championship against the Golden State Warriors, is also drawing attention to the the Eastern Ontario town of Almonte, the birthplace of Dr. James

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Beechwood Cemetery’s 2nd annual Vintage Car Show

    It’s the 2nd Annual Beechwood Cemetery Vintage Car Show!   Join us on Sunday May 19th for 10am-2pm at Beechwood Cemetery for an event that promises to bring together Ottawa History like never before!     This year

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Vintage Sounds From Yesteryear Are Being Curated By An Online Museum

Your familiarity with sounds like the plunk of typewriter keys, the buzz of a 56k modem, or the whir of a rotary-dial phone, probably depends on your age. Those sounds, made by outdated objects that have faded from our collective

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[Video] WWII Era B-29 Superfortress To Fly Over The Capital This Weekend

FIFI is a surviving Boeing B-29 Superfortress, and one of only two in the world that are currently flying. The gigantic WWII era bomber will at the Gatineau Airport in as part of a Canadian tour, July 24th to the 29th.

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Vintage Railway Bench To Be Returned To Original Location

An old wooden bench that once sat in Ottawa’s former Union train station is being returned to its original location. The Senate of Canada said it has secured the transfer of the artifact from the Canada Science & Technology Museum

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That Old Typewriter You’ve Been Hanging On To Might Be Worth Something

You may have heard actor Tom hanks has a real interest in vintage typewriters. He’s got quite the collection. He even loaned his name to a smart phone app called the ‘Hanks Writer’ which duplicates the look and sound of

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