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Meet the Artists: Elisabeth Hare

May 18th, 2012

Elizabeth Hare is the Owner/Designer of Precious Bloom Baby Boutique: A healthier home, a healthier baby: located in Barrhaven. She will be showcasing a variety of healthy baby gift packages, with all items hand-made using quality, hypoallergenic, 100% cotton (including organic) fabric. You can find out more about her work on her website.

Elizabeth will be selling her gift packages at the Museum’s Uniquely Goulbourn: Spring Art Show & Sale on May 27 from 1-4. Hope to see you there!

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Book list: your guide to the War of 1812

May 6th, 2012

This year is the bicentennial of the War of 1812, so inquiries about the 100th Regiment of Foot (who settled Richmond and surrounding area in 1818 after fighting in the War of 1812), have become more and more frequent. It is wonderful to see such an interest in Canadian history, and also to see such an interest in the history of our local community.

To celebrate the bicentennial, we’re busy planning for a big event here at the Museum on Sunday June 17, 2012. Our volunteer researcher (and new member of our Board of Directors) Kurt Johnson has spent many months researching the War of 1812, the 100th Regiment, as well as various fascinating women connected to the War for a new exhibit.

Kurt has read so many books on the subject that he wrote an article for the Ottawa Citizen highlighting his top 12 choices. Follow this link to read Kurt’s 12 about 1812: A bicentennial guide to a dozen historical book about the historic war. And to purchase your copy of For King & Canada by A. Barry Roberts, click here.

To hear more from Kurt, follow him on Twitter: @kurtjohnson46

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March Break Update: It’s going Great!

March 14th, 2012

March Break is going Great!
So far so good with our March Break 1/2 Day camps! We’ve done “Spring colours” and “Birds and Nature” and the kids are really enjoying themselves! Above you see some of the girls painting there chicks for Birds and Nature, they also made small owls out of Styrofoam balls and felt! All the crafts are working out quite well and everyone is having a blast!
Today’s theme is Knick Knacks and Keepsake where they kids are going to make hanging signs for there homes.
We still have space available for Friday’s 1/2 day camp, so come celebrate St. Patrick’s day with us.
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March Break: St. Patrick’s Day

March 9th, 2012

It’s all about the colour green! 

Friday March 16, 2012 is St. Patrick’s Day at the museum! Come celebrate the Irish holiday with St. Patricks day themed crafts and activities from 1pm-4 pm and get your Irish on! It’s $20 per day/ per child, so sign up now, spots are still available!

Goulbourn Museum will be hosting March Break all next week from 1 pm -4 pm with a different theme each day! For more information call the museum at 613-831-2393 or email us here!

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March Break: Photos & Frames

March 8th, 2012

Thursday March 15: Photos & Frames

Kids will take part in activities associated with Photos and Frames, have your child make a portrait of themselves, decorate frames and other fun things at the museum!

Come celebrate March Break at the Goulbourn Museum! Fun activities and crafts are lined up for each day of the break. Goulbourn Museum will be hosting 1/2 day camps each day of the week with a different theme every day. The cost is $20 per day, per child, spots are filling up fast so please call 613-831-2393 or email is today!

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March Breaks Keepsakes and Knick Knacks

March 7th, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, from 1-4 p.m., Goulbourn Museum will be continuing to celebrate March Break with a new theme Keepsakes & Knick Knacks. Kids will be making a variety of knick knack crafts that they can take home and keep for as long as they wish! Kids will also take part in games and activities throughout the afternoon.
Goulbourn Museum is offering ½ day crafts camps from 1-4 throughout the whole week of March Break (March 12-16), it costs $20 per day, per child. Everyday has a different theme so call the museum to get information on our ½ day camps throughout the week. The camp is aimed at children ages 7-11, all materials are provided and a light snack will be provided.

Our March break camp is filling up fast so call today at 613-831-2393 or send us an email!

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New Exhibit opening this Family Day!

February 17th, 2012

The Goulbourn museum has a new exhibit opening this Family Day, February 20, 2012! Imagine clearing trees to build your home using only hand tools, or collecting ash from burnt wood to trade for basic living supplies. These are the types of things that the Goulbourn area Pioneers did in their day to day lives. The new exhibit, titled Goulbourn Township’s Pioneers will highlight photos and artefacts from each of the communities within Goulbourn. The event takes place from 1:00 pm – 4:00pm this Monday. Everyone is invited, so come on by the Museum at 2064 Huntley Rd. and enjoy some light refreshments while reliving the past of the first settlers in Goulbourn.  If you have any questions feel free to email us here.

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Down On Goulbourn’s Farm – – Kid’s Workshop

August 4th, 2011

At this unique, one-of-a-kind workshop, children will get to each create their very own Goulbourn farm. Each child will decorate a barn, build their own box animals, play games, and even be the first to take a museum scavenger hunt. Supplies will be provided. Parents are not required to stay at this event.

The event will take place at the Museum on Tuesday August 23rd from 1-4 p.m. Children will have a blast creating these beautiful one of a kind crafts. Designed for children ages 7-11, this event is sure to educate children on local pioneer history while creating crafts and experiencing fun pioneer games. Please call 613-831-2393 to reserve your spot now, $20 per child.

In addition to the crafts and activities, visitors are encouraged to explore the Museum’s feature exhibits, including our popular Village Store. Please note: our History Centre will be closed for the day.

The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, just south of Stittsville, at Stanley’s Corners. For more information, please visit or call 613-831-2393.

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