Attend historical storytelling at Pinhey's Point in Ottawa
- Canada Travel Tips
- Friday, 29 June 2012 17:42
Storytelling as an art form has been around for centuries and was once the primary way ancestors communicated their thoughts and ideas. The Ottawa region is no exception, as there are many tales and stories told to keep traditions alive and the local culture thriving. If travellers want to know more about the area's past, they can visit the Pinhey's Point Historic site on Saturdays for an evening of classic storytelling that welcomes all ages to attend.
From July 7 to August 25th, all can sign up to take part in the "Stories of the Ottawa River" event. Hosted by the Pinhey's Point Foundation, this night of historical tales are shared around a raging bonfire and help the past come to life. Expert storytellers take centre stage to convey legends dating back to the customs of First Nations aboriginal groups to the daily lives of early settlers from Europe.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit under the stars and hear the stories of old, which change for every weekly event. Pinhey's Point is the ideal place to host a fun, interactive and informative event like this, as it boasts a rich history in itself and has been a part of Ottawa's past for over a century.
Travellers taking tours of Ottawa with children can not only attend the storytelling evening, but they may also want to see the other activities hosted by the Pinhey's Point Foundation throughout the year. In July and August the organization will host preschool picnics and meetings for a junior naturalist's club that encourages exploration of the historical site and teaches lessons about the natural flora and fauna of Ottawa. Kids can also be a part of the weekly Heritage apprentice events, where expert craftsmen and women teach little ones about various historical trades, including leatherwork, basket weaving and soap making.
Everyone can visit some of the museum exhibits in Pinhey's Point as well, which features well-preserved artefacts from early settlers and civilizations who one called this region home. Some of the items seen could include garden tools, kitchen gadgets, furnishings and photographs.
It's important to keep kids involved in holiday plans to ensure everyone has a great time while on a trip. Ottawa is a great destination for families to find activities to do together that are engaging, useful and fun to experience.