Archive for January, 2013

Get Valuable One-on-One Time with Genealogy Specialists Feb. 2

January 22nd, 2013

If you’re interested in researching your family history or military ancestors but haven’t a clue where to begin, you won’t want to miss A Day at the City of Ottawa Archives on Saturday, February 2. 
Specialists will be on hand from the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS), the Sir Guy Carleton Branch UELAC, the British Isles Family History Society and the corporate Archives of the City of Ottawa. 
Among other things, these experts will explain:
  • how archives work
  • give tips on researching military ancestors
  • provide general information on records in the UK and Ireland
  • show you all the genealogical materials available in the libraries housed at the Archives
  • tell you about local resources – particularly in former Goulbourn Township. 

Goulbourn Museum volunteer Jim Stanzell, also active with the OGS, will have a booth there with information about the 100 Regiment and Goulbourn genealogy.

The experts will be on hand from 1:30-3:30 on February 2 but there are other activities taking place throughout the day. Click HERE for more information.

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We’re Hiring! Curatorial Assistant

January 11th, 2013

Job Title: Curatorial Assistant
Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. on January 25, 2013
E-mail: goulbmus@rogers.com
Salary: $11.00 per hour
Details: 10 hours each weekend on a 20 week contract with the possibility of extension
Web link to Museum: www.goulbournmuseum.ca
The Goulbourn Museum is home to interactive and hands-on exhibitions including The 100th Regiment of Foot – about the soldiers who settled Goulbourn Township in 1818 after the War of 1812; The Village Store where kids can dress up as pioneers & shop or barter for supplies; as well as exhibits about early Goulbourn settlers, the communities in the Township, and local services. The Museum has over 8000 artefacts in its collections, and offers over 35 programs and events each year. The Museum has three full time staff members and is supported by over 40 volunteers.
The Goulbourn Museum is seeking a part time employee to work 10 hours each weekend on contract for 20 weeks (with the possibility of an extension) at $11.00 per hour.  Job duties include: developing and assisting with public programs and exhibitions, registering artefacts, and providing museum tours. Post-secondary students are encouraged to apply.
Candidates require excellent English language skills and computer competency.  French language skills, museum experience and knowledge of basic hand tools an asset.  Job shifts include Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.  There is no public transportation to the Museum site. 
How to Apply:
Resume and cover letter can be mailed, emailed or dropped off in person to Kathryn Ward, Curator-Manager, at 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, Ontario, K2S 1B8 or goulbmus@rogers.com 
Deadline:  
5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013

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Museum Fun on Strike Day (& Every Day!)

January 10th, 2013

Looking for something to do if the teachers strike tomorrow?

Goulbourn Museum has a lot of great things for kids – you can visit the Museum to dress up as a pioneer & ‘shop’ for groceries and supplies in our Village Store, play games like I Spy or Spot The Difference, compare your height to a soldier in the War of 1812 and hear the sounds of the Brown Bess Musket & pioneer hand tools.

We are open Monday to Friday and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. 

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G’Day Goulbourn! PD Day Event Jan. 18th

January 7th, 2013

Did you know there’s a *Goulbourn in Australia? Come ‘down under’ for the day and join us at the Goulbourn Museum as we explore the Australian outback. Come dressed in your best safari outback attire and discover Australia’s indigenous animals with a visit from Little Ray’s Reptiles. Kids will also learn the traditional art of dot painting and make their very own boomerangs.

The fun takes place on Friday, January 18th from 1-4:30 pm on the first PA Day of the New Year and is open to children ages 7-10 years (Grades 2-5). Space is limited and children must be pre-registered to guarantee a spot. Cost is $25 per child. Snacks will be provided.

You can register by phone: 613-831-2393 or email Tracey at education@goulbournmuseum.ca.

*The town in Australia is actually spelled “Goulburn” but, like Goulbourn, ON, it got its name from Sir Henry Goulbourn (whose name appears spelled both ways).

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Spread the Word About Women & the War

January 2nd, 2013

Kurt Johnson’s New Year’s wish is to help spread a better appreciation of the contributions of women to our colonial history.  We think he’s well on his way with this fabulous article in The Ottawa Citizen.

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