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Open House- Steeped in Traditions

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

You are invited to celebrate the opening of Billings Estate National Historic Site’s latest exhibition, “Steeped in Traditions: Ottawa Tea Cultures and Rituals”, with free admission to the museum and extended operating hours on Thursday, March 7. Drop by between the hours of 10 am to 8 pm to explore Ottawa’s oldest wood-framed house and to discover stories, photographs, and artefacts showcasing our region’s varied tea cultures.

Thursday, March 7 from 10 am to 8 pm
Guided Tours: 2 pm and 6 pm

About the exhibition:
Steeped in Traditions: Ottawa Tea Cultures and Rituals explores the history, traditions and aesthetics of our region’s varied tea cultures. The exhibition celebrates human connections to community and the natural environment through the lens of tea consumption. Residents and cultural organizations had been invited to participate in this exhibition by sharing their own stories, photographs, and tea-related objects. In combination with artefacts from the City of Ottawa Museums and Historic Sites collection, these personal touches highlight the commonalities found in this shared daily ritual as well as the unique values and practices of Ottawa’s diverse communities.

Note: This exhibition is located on the second floor of the museum and is only accessible by stairs. Visual aids will be available for those unable to access the exhibition. If you have questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please contact the museum at 613-580-2088 or by email at Additional information about accessibility can be found on the museum webpage:


March 7
10:00 am - 8:00 pm


Billings Estate National Historic Site
2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1 Canada
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