Our History



Who
ARE WE?

Presence
IN THE WORLD

Becoming
A SISTER OF CHARITY

Historical Site

The Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa, located at the corners of Sussex Drive and Bruyère Street, is considered to be one the oldest buildings in Lower Town.  In 1995, the Congregation inaugurated a historical site which conserves the precious memorabilia preserved since the arrival of the Sisters in Bytown in 1845.

 

 

The attraction of this small historical museum resides in its unique collection of artefacts which reveals a past linked to that of the National Capital.

 

Two exhibition halls are accessible to visitors:

  • The first exhibition hall offers a permanent presentation of the memorabilia from the first three decades of our history. (1845-1876)
  • The second exhibition hall offers temporary exhibitions of recent memorabilia of interest to the general public.

 

Learn more

Free translation (English) from the original documents: http://www.ipir.ulaval.ca by Louise Charbonneau, s.c.o.

 

Guided tours

By appointment : tel.  613-241-2710, extension 182
 

Historical Site Hours

From Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.