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Become a Goulbourn Museum Board Member

February 26th, 2016

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Board Members Frank Argue and Bram Blenk helping at one of the Museum’s events.

 

Combine a love of heritage with your personal skills and play a major role in the success of Goulbourn Museum. The Goulbourn Museum is governed by an elected Board of Directors as set out in its Constitution and By-laws. For more information, please see the Call for Nominations or email info@goulbournmuseum.ca.

How To Apply: 
Please provide a statement describing the skills, knowledge and experience that you can offer the Goulbourn Museum. Please provide this to the Museum — Attention: Nominating Committee — by April 6, 2016.

Board meetings are currently held in the morning of the second Thursday, each month. Review of documentation takes place in advance.

Board members will be elected at the Museum’s Annual General Meeting on April 28, 2016.

Contact Information:
2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville K2S 1B8
info@goulbournmuseum.ca
(613) 831-2393

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City Approves Moving Bradley/Craig Barn to Munster

January 27th, 2016

 

Despite a city staff report recommending otherwise, the Ottawa Planning Committee voted 7-2 yesterday to demolish and move the Bradley/Craig Barn to Saunders Farm in Munster. The decision was approved by city council today.

Local resident Jim Evans spoke at the committee meeting in favour of protecting the barn, as did Glen Gower and Stittsville Village Association President Tanya Hein. The Goulbourn Museum Board of Directors also submitted a letter to the Committee requesting the demolition permit be denied.

In order to relocate the barn, Richcraft, the current owner, plans to take it apart, number each piece, and ship it to Saunders Farm to be rebuilt.

For more information on this topic, click HERE for the Museum’s previous post about the Bradley/Craig Barn and HERE for Glen Gower’s detailed article about yesterday’s marathon Committee meeting.

 

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Bradley/Craig Barn Update

December 10th, 2015

View of the Bradley/Craig Barn  Credit: Commonwealth

View of the Bradley/Craig Barn. Credit: Commonwealth

The Bradley/Craig barn stands at 590 Hazeldean Road, where it has been for 140 years. The big red barn has a direct tie to the first wave of pioneers in this area. In fact, the Bradley family received the deed to that property in 1824 (almost 192 years ago!).

This morning the City of Ottawa’s Built Heritage Sub-Committee met and discussed an application to demolish the barn and move it to Saunder’s Farm. In advance of this meeting, the Goulbourn Museum submitted a letter for their consideration (below), encouraging committee members to deny Richcraft Developments from dismantling this heritage-designated barn.

We’re pleased to announce that the committee voted to deny the application.

If you would like to learn more about the barn and the Bradley family, please follow these links:

http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/after-140-years-it-took-heritage-nod-to-make-barn-shaky

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/fate-of-the-bradleycraig-heritage-barn-to-be-discussed-dec-10

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December 7, 2015

Dear Rosemary Theriault,

 RE: Application to demolish the Bradley/Craig Barn, 590 Hazeldean Road, a property designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act

The Goulbourn Museum’s mandate is to preserve and share the history of the former Goulbourn Township. As you know, the Bradley/Craig barn has a 140 year history in the community, a direct tie to the first wave of pioneers in this area and is a prominent identifier of this heritage. For that reason, the Goulbourn Museum supports the City of Ottawa’s report from the Planning Department denying Richcraft Developments from dismantling this heritage-designated barn.

 The Goulbourn Museum recognizes that the community expects Richcraft to meet its obligation to maintain this barn in its present location. This would be the best option to sustain the community’s heritage.

 The current proposal to move the barn to Saunders Farm would neither meet Richcraft’s heritage obligations nor mitigate the loss of a community resource. A pragmatic approach to further discussion involving community and heritage organizations should produce a viable solution for the use of this site.

 If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Museum’s Curator Manager, Kathryn Jamieson, at 613-831-2393 or kathryn@goulbournmuseum.ca.

 Sincerely,

 Keith Hobbs

Chairperson, Goulbourn Museum Board of Directors

board@goulbournmuseum.ca

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Trim our tree & meet a bona fide blacksmith

November 20th, 2015

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Step back in time at the Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and there will be a wide range of fun family activities to get you in the holiday mood!

  • Thread cranberries and popcorn and trim our outdoor tree in vintage style!
  • Watch a bona fide blacksmith at work! In addition to giving demonstrations, blacksmith Mark Garvock of Fall River Forge will also have some of his hand forged iron work available for purchase.
  • Listen to holiday music on a handmade street organ.  Alan Rushforth‘s musical medley and festive animatronics will put a smile on anyone’s face. A retired Aeronautical Engineer, Alan’s talents are incredible. He loves to tinker and even created the snowmobile simulator at the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology!
  • Write a letter to Santa. The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa will also be on hand to help adults draft beautiful gift tags.
  • Have a photo taken with Santa! No shopping mall line ups here! Get it printed in colour or old-fashioned sepia tone.
  • Roast marshmallows by the fire & warm up with hot chocolate & apple cider. Volunteer extraordinaire Lynn Griffiths will also be bringing her homemade cookies for visitors to sample.
  • When it’s time for lunch, Pizza All’Antica will bake your fresh, personal size pizza in their wood-fired oven while you wait!
  • And, last but certainly not least, there will be a selection of talented vendors peddling their wares at an Outdoor Artisan Market. Bring your Christmas list and get a head start on your shopping.

Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road in Stittsville. Free parking is available on the street.

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Meet the Artist: Tracy Kerr Elements Photography

November 19th, 2015

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Tracy Kerr Elements Photography specializes in fine art photography from Canada and abroad with a focus on landscape and wildlife scenes in both colour and black-and-white. Owner Tracy Kerr will be selling her art cards, calendars and prints (both framed and unframed) at the Museum’s Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday.

“While wildlife and landscape photography are my specialties, I also pursue architectural and street photography. Over the last few years I have been exhibiting locally at galleries, markets, cafes and online through my website and Facebook page. A strong wanderlust resides in my soul and I travel several times a year with my camera ever at the ready. I also enjoy creating whimsical projects like The Red Chair and Wanderslost series. For me there is beauty in everything.”

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Meet the Artisan: Touch of Glass

November 19th, 2015

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Started as a retirement hobby 20 years ago, Touch of Glass creates one of a kind stained glass pieces including sun catchers, Christmas ornaments, windows, lamps, jewelry boxes, kaleidoscopes and more. Owners Paulette and Ed Grassi, residents of Stittsville, say their business is a true labour of love. In fact they often immortalize their favourite places and things as stained glass pictures.

Be sure to visit Touch of Glass at our Outdoor Artisan Market this Sunday.

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Meet the Artisan: Sheila Cain-Sample Pen & Pencil Artist

November 18th, 2015

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Sheila Cain-Sample draws hyper-realistic drawings of many different subjects – whatever may catch her eye.

“It’s really about the contrast between light and dark that I find appealing,” she says.

Sheila has also designed a colouring book for adults and teaches classes using colouring and pen work for relaxation and meditation. She has original monogram initials drawn in coloured pencil and she also accepts commissions. You can purchase many of her drawings in print and card form which make great gifts.

Sheila works out of her home studio in rural Ashton, Ontario. “Being surrounded by nature is a great inspiration for me.” She has been creating art professionally for over 15 years and teaches art locally.

Sheila will be among the talented vendors at the Museum’s Outdoor Artisan Market this Sunday.

 

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Meet the Artisan: Sandee’s Country Kitchen

November 18th, 2015

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We are thrilled to announce that Sandee’s Country Kitchen will be participating in our Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday. Get here early to stock up on their fresh baked bread, pies, cakes and cookies made from scratch with quality, wholesome ingredients.

Owner Sandee Rosien always loved to cook. After developing food allergies and sensitivities she had to get creative in the kitchen. Her wholesome recipes were met with rave reviews so, after close to 30 years in the real estate field, she decided to quit the rat race and follow her heart.

“Now I create great meals, all from scratch, and have a great many clients who enjoy eating quality food,” she says. “We create baking, meals, frozen dinners, hot weekly meals, desserts, and cater weddings, showers, birthdays, anniversaries and more.”

Sandee’s Country Kitchen also has a large selection of frozen dinners for seniors and busy families.

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Meet the Artisan: Monkey Mud Pottery

November 17th, 2015

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Monkey Mud Pottery sells one of a kind fully handmade pottery pieces ranging from simple bowls and cups to intricate pieces of art and jewelry with a variety of price ranges. Each piece is made to be unique, and no two pieces are ever alike. Utilitarian pieces can be put in the dishwasher, microwave and oven. Pieces of Art incorporate glass, granite, metals and naturally found objects. “There is a story behind every piece, it can be mine, it can be yours, or it can create itself,” says Megg, the artist behind the creations.

For Megg, the best feeling in the world is having her hands covered in wet clay and being exhausted and inspired from hours in the studio. She dreams in shapes and colours and enjoys travelling the world looking for new ideas for her clay pieces. She sees pots in architecture, nature, animals, people and feelings and translates these to her pieces for others to enjoy. Monkey Mud Pottery is the result of a lifetime of learning, experimenting and creating. Megg finds serenity and joy in creating her pieces and wants to share these feelings with others.

You can buy your very own piece of art from Monkey Mud Pottery this Sunday at the Museum’s Outdoor Artisan Market.

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Meet the Artisan: His & Hers Home Co.

November 17th, 2015

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For many artisans, perfecting a craft is a fun, creative process. For Shondra McLean, however, learning to make soap was a life or death situation.

When her infant son suffered from kidney failure at birth, Shondra had to find an alternative to commercial bath and body care products. With just one kidney left, she feared that regular products would cause him to develop bladder infections which would lead to kidney infections.

“Creating his bathing and body products myself allowed me to control the additives and ingredients ensuring that they were made of only the best and were all natural,” she says.

An entire decade and three healthy children later, the demand for Shondra’s products has spiraled into a successful little business: His and Hers Home Co. In addition to her signature all natural soaps, she also produces bath and body products, fragrant soaps and 100% soy candles and wax melts.

Having been raised in the Ottawa Valley where hunting season is taken very seriously, Shondra was inspired to create a line of all natural men’s products that are perfect for the hunters, campers and fishermen in your life. “Women are always pleased to see a vendor that carries gifts for their hard-to-buy-for husbands!”

Shondra will be bringing her unique line of products to the Museum’s Outdoor Artisan Market this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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