We spent the time in meetings, tours, dinners, and presentations. We learned about interesting directions in historical studies and historical thinking from (you guessed it) historians. We had sessions at the University of Ottawa, the Canadian Museum of History, the Byward Museum, the National Arts Centre, and of course, with David Johnston, the Governor General.
Some of my friends
My history hero: Charles Hou
It was all pretty wonderful, and went by in a flash. With all the hoopla though, my favourite parts were just hanging out with the other history teachers, They were all great people and they had excellent history projects. I could have spent weeks hearing about what they have done and what they are working on next.
So many thanks to Joel Ralph and Joanna Dawson, and the rest of Canada's History Society for their hard work, preparation, and generosity. We really appreciated it.