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Seeking Vendors for Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Art & Craft Show

September 10th, 2013


BECOME A VENDOR
Goulbourn Museum is accepting applications to our Old-Fashioned Christmas Art & Craft Sale being held at the Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Road on Sunday, December 1stfrom 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In the past we have held an Art & Craft show exclusively. This year we are expanding to include festive Old-Fashioned Christmas fun including a children’s station for writing letters to Santa, old-fashioned photos with Santa, charming old-world entertainment and more.
We are currently seeking talented crafters to fill 14 vendor positions
in a variety of specialties such as clothing & accessories, home décor, Christmas greenery, art, bath & body, toys, textiles and baked goods.
Note:This will be an outdoor event in a heated tent. Vendors must dress appropriately. 

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:
Send an email to marketing@goulbournmuseum.ca with:
Your name
Your business name
Contact info (web/blog/facebook/etsy)
A description of your handmade goods
A minimum of 3 quality photographs (Jpeg only, please)
Indication of whether you will need a table (at an additional cost)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
This is a juried event. Vendors will be chosen carefully to ensure a balanced representation of each category.
Applications will be accepted by email only.
Only complete applications will be considered.
Acceptance letters will be emailed by October 15, 2013 and will include a contract for you to sign and return with payment.


CRAFTER FEES:
Space rental is $40 (approx. 6’ x 3’). Please add $10 table rental fee, if required).
Fees must be paid and contract received no later than October 30, 2013, if accepted.
Please do NOT send payment until you have receiv­ed notice of acceptance.
 Please do NOT send payment until you have receiv­ed notice of acceptance.

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Meet Stephanie Miles – Collections Assistant

July 8th, 2013

Stephanie Miles
Goulbourn Museum has been like a second home to me over the past four years.  My initial involvement began as a co-op student during high school and this led to three years of volunteer service.  During those three years I completed the Applied Museum Studies Program at Algonquin College and recently graduated with Honours after completing a four-month internship as Educational Programming Assistant at Goulbourn.

I was extremely pleased to be the successful candidate for the seven-week Collections Assistant position at the Museum which is being offered through the Province of Ontario’s Summer Experience Program.  This position will allow me to put various elements from my last three years of learning into practice while at the same time gaining further experience in the area of Collections Management.

My main objective this summer is to assist with the organization of the Museum’s large collection of artefacts.  There are a number of tasks that must be completed in order to meet this objective. These tasks include: recording artefact accession numbers and comparing these to the Museum’s collections database, photo documentation of artefacts and recording each artefact’s dimensions and location.

I am excited to be involved with this project and look forward to the upcoming weeks.

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We’re Hiring! Summer Student Position Available at Museum

May 6th, 2013

The Goulbourn Museum is looking for a post-secondary student to work 37.5 hours per week for 14 weeks at $11.00 per hour. Job duties include: developing and assisting with public programs, registering artefacts, and providing Museum tours.

All candidates must be registered on the Young Canada Works (YCW) database. This position is subject to availability of funding through the YCW program.

Candidates require excellent English language skills and computer competency. French language skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite are assets. Job shifts include weekends and statutory holidays. There is no public transportation to the Museum site.

Applications will be accepted by email or in-person until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, ON, K2S 1B8 goulbmus@rogers.com

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ART CONTEST – Students can earn volunteer hours just for entering

March 12th, 2013

The Goulbourn Museum is holding an art contest to find talented young people to create a ‘Head-in-Hole’ painting for their site.  The contest is open to students in Grades 9-12 who live or attend high school in the former Goulbourn Township (Stittsville, Richmond, Munster, Ashton). The theme of the artwork is Soldiers of the War of 1812. 

Every student who enters and meets the basic submission requirements for the initial sketch will receive 10 volunteer hours.  Artwork must be original and can be the work of one student or of teams to a maximum of five students. The artist(s) selected to transform their sketch into the final “Head-in-Hole” painting will receive an additional 30 volunteer hours plus a letter of reference, recognition in the Museum’s publications and the local newspaper, and an award of $100. The winner(s) will also be a VIP at the official unveiling of the painting at the Museum’s War of 1812 Tribute on June 16.

The deadline for submissions is April 12, 2013. All the materials needed to create the final painting will be provided by the Museum.

Click HERE for rules and entry forms.

Wondering what on earth is a ‘Head-in-Hole’ painting? Click on the examples below.
Example 1
Example 2
Example 3

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March Break Camp will Create Kid Curators

March 5th, 2013

This March Break the Goulbourn Museum is offering a one-of-a-kind camp experience for children aged 7-11.  At Camp Curator kids will get their very own curator kits, don pint-sized lab coats and gloves and learn how to handle artefacts, create their own exhibits and even conduct an archeological dig.

This week long camp will include crafts, games, a behind-the-scenes tour of the artefact collection (did you know the Museum has over 8,000 artefacts?), and visits from special guests.

Camp Curator takes place March 11-15 from 1-4:30 p.m. Cost is $125 per child for the week and there are still spaces available. Snacks are included. For more information or to register, please call 613-831-2393 or email education@goulbournmuseum.ca

The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, just south of Stittsville, at Stanley’s Corners. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website or check us out on Facebook.

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Sweet P.A. Day Program February 15: Maple Madness!

February 11th, 2013

Join us for all things maple at the Goulbourn Museum’s P.A. Day program February 15. Wear your most Canadian outfit, make some maple treats and learn the art of maple syrup. There will be games and activities aplenty.
The fun takes place on Friday, February 15 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. and is geared to children ages 7-11 years. Cost is $25 per child. Snacks will be provided.
To register please call the Goulbourn Museum at: 613-831-2393 or email: education@goulbournmuseum.ca

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List of Coming Events

February 1st, 2013

Hot off the presses! Here’s our list of coming events.
(Click on the image below to enlarge it.)

We tried to make it well balanced: high in fiber (Yap & Yarn) but with a little something for those with a sweet tooth (Maple Madness). (:

Hope to see you at the Museum soon!

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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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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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