Archive for May, 2018

Volunteers needed for Spring Cleaning the Museum Site

May 16th, 2018

Earlier this year Goulbourn Museum Chairperson Keith Hobbs and Richard Czuba from the Kiwanis Club of Manotick  accepted the City's Cleaning the Capital "Ward Award"  which Rideau-Goulbourn won for the greatest participation based on project participants per capita for the spring  campaign.

Earlier this year Goulbourn Museum Chairperson Keith Hobbs (holding the certificate) and Richard Czuba from the Kiwanis Club of Manotick accepted the City’s 2017 Cleaning the Capital “Ward Award” which Rideau-Goulbourn won for the greatest participation based on project participants per capita for the spring campaign.

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Goulbourn Museum is seeking the community’s help to get its site in ship shape for the summer season.

The Museum has registered with the GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign and site cleanup will take place on Tuesday, May 22nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is Wednesday, May 23rd.

Help will be needed sweeping sidewalks, picking up litter, raking and seeding the lawn, pruning shrubs, prepping garden beds and planting. There will be a supply of plastic gloves but we suggest bringing your own garden gloves if you have them.

All cleanup contributions are welcome, even if you can just come for an hour! A pizza lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

For more information please call 613-831-2393 or email: info@goulbournmuseum.ca

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Goulbourn Museum tells the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement. It is located at 2064 Huntley Road, just south of Stittsville, at Stanley’s Corners and is open Wednesday – Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information, please visit www.goulbournmuseum.ca, or join the Museum on Facebook for regular updates.

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Meet Goulbourn Museum’s New Executive

May 11th, 2018

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On April 24, 2018 the Museum had a successful Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we approved the audited financial statements, various reports, and appointed the auditors for the 2018 year. Thank you to our members for their ongoing support and participation at the AGM, in person and by proxy.

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The meeting was led by outgoing chair Keith Hobbs who recently completed his third and final one-year term. During his tenure Keith implemented the annual evaluation of the Curator Manager, as well as Board Self-Evaluations. He also created a Strategic Planning Day and developed a Governance Committee. Keith has been a huge advocate of the Museum over the years as a representative at community and heritage events throughout the City. Thank you to Keith for his leadership and dedication over the past three years.

At the first board meeting after the AGM, a new executive was elected. We’re pleased to announce Ken Cownley as the new Chairperson, Linda Preston as Vice-Chairperson and to welcome Phil Sweetnam back as Treasurer, and Frank Argue as Secretary.

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Yap & Yarn Fibre Artists Take the Lead on New Exhibit

May 2nd, 2018

Yap & Yarn Fibre Arts Group

This amazing group of ladies makes up the core of our Yap & Yarn fibre arts group. In addition to meeting once a month to knit, crochet, and spin (and to help newcomers who are welcome at the meetups) they have also volunteered during Doors Open and the Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas to demonstrate their skills to the public. Last year they took the lead on developing the content for a fibre arts exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of confederation.

“We encouraged them to think about the 150th anniversary and produce reproduction period costume or something that’s indicative, to them, of the Canadian spirit,” says Sarah Holla, Acting Education Officer.

The resulting exhibit – Woven Through Time – was supposed to launch last year but with the Museum closed for renovations it had to be postponed until this spring. At April’s Yap & Yarn meetup the Museum presented the artists with gift cards and custom yarn bags in appreciation of their incredible contributions to the coming exhibit (…as well as their patience!).

“It’s too bad we couldn’t display the content during the year of Canada’s anniversary but it is no less valuable,” says Holla.

We finally have the keys back to the Museum so stay tuned for the exhibit launch date!

The next Yap & Yarn meetup will be held in the Stittsville Public Library on Sunday, May 20th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. No need to register, just bring your fibre arts project. Light refreshments will be served.

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