By Alicja Siekierska, The Ottawa Citizen
For the thousands of people who ventured onto the grounds of the Bytown Museum and the Ottawa Locks on Monday, it felt as if they had taken a step back in time.
Everywhere visitors turned was a scene from the 1800s.
Dozens of men and women were dressed in traditional 19th century clothing, participating in an old-fashioned English country dance.
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