The Heart of a Village: The Story of Watson's Mill and Manotick

Creator(s): Watson's Mill

On the banks of the Rideau River in Manotick, Ontario stands Watson's Mill, the waters of the west channel turning the massive stone wheel that grinds wheat into flour as it has for nearly 150 years. Watson's Mill is one of the finest examples of a 19th century working gristmill in the world, and is an extremely popular historical landmark and tourist attraction.

The Manotick Community

This Community Memories Exhibit captures the spirit of the unique village that grew up around Watson's Mill in stories from residents of the people, places and events that shaped Manotick. The exhibit also presents a picture of life in Manotick as it is now from the perspective of the children who now live in the former village, amalgamated into the City of Ottawa in 2000.

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