|From the original promotional booklet advertising|
lots for sale in what is now Wellington Village
The June issue of the Kitchissippi Times (due out within the next few days) will feature a lot of Wellington Village anniversary content, and I'm excited about a series of events happening throughout June related to it as well. We completed the Jane's Walk in early May as the kick-off event (amazingly, it was the highest-attended Jane's Walk in Ottawa!); and in June I'll be taking over the Saint-Vincent's window on Wellington with photos and artifacts starting next Friday (June 7th), and there will be a few other things that I'll be promoting shortly...including the main event of the anniversary, an evening at the upstairs Gallery at Thyme & Again on Saturday June 22nd, and an afternoon event on Sunday June 23rd at a location that is just being finalized. It will feature a presentation with tons of photos, and the story of the auction, complete with a new set of photos I acquired that have never been seen before!
But back to the big day.. May 31st 1919... you can read all about it in my old article at the Kitchissippi Times: https://kitchissippi.com/2015/04/17/history-of-wellington-village-ottawa/
And also you can read all about the original houses from 1919 which still stand today, and their stories: http://kitchissippimuseum.blogspot.com/2018/07/wellington-villages-100-year-old-houses.html
And here are some bonus newspaper advertisements, which ran throughout the month of May 1919, promoting the big auction May 31st!