A WALK IN WRIGHT'S TOWN, IN 1830

Updated: Sep 5


THIS VIRTUAL WALK in Wright's Town, in 1830, captures the town at the very moment when Bytown is founded and the Rideau Canal is being built.

Wright's Town is the first permanent settlement of the Ottawa Valley, founded in 1800 by Philemon Wright. At that time, Wright's Town was the staging ground for their creation, and this walk will take you through the crucial role it played in the founding of the NATIONAL CAPITAL. (Best watched in 4K on a big screen)

This virtual WALK IN WRIGHT'S TOWN IN 1830 will also be a part of the BYTOWN MUSEUM'S permanent displays.

BEST WATCHED IN 4K on a BIG SCREEN


(CORRECTION: In the video, on the Union Bridge, I call Thomas McKay, John McKay, which is of course incorrect. Sadly, I only noticed this error months later.)


CREATED BY RICK HENDERSON, historian and 4x great-grandson of Philemon Wright and Abigail Wyman Wright.

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