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#MuseumOlympics

August 2nd, 2012

Today the #MuseumOlympics are trending in Twitter, so we decided to take part in the fun! Do you think this surveyor’s chain (aka Gunter’s Chain – in the tall skinny cabinet in the centre) could be used in a fun version of  a relay game in the #PioneerOlympics? We think so! In fact, we may design a scavenger hunt style game using a modern replica of this tool.

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March Break: Birds & Nature

March 6th, 2012

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, from 1-4 p.m., Goulbourn Museum is celebrating March Break with a new theme: Birds & Nature. Kids will make several crafts inspired by birds and nature to take home, and will also get to participate in games and activities.

For March Break, Goulbourn Museum is offering 1/2 day camps from 1-4 at the Museum, for only $20 per child, per day. Each day there will be a new theme, and these themes will be released on our blog over the course of this week. The camp is aimed at children 7-11, and all materials and a light [peanut-free] snack will be provided.

Spots are filling up fast! For more information or to register your children, call us at 613-831-2393 or send us an email :)

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March Break: Spring Colours

March 5th, 2012

Goulbourn Museum is kicking off next week’s March Break with Spring Colours on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 1-4 p.m. Kids will not only enjoy the Museum’s games & activities, but they will also make several colourful and spring-like crafts to take home.

Each day next week, the Museum is offering 1/2 day camps from 1-4 at the Museum, for only $20 per child, per day. Each day there will be a new theme, and these themes will be released on our blog over the course of this week. The camp is aimed at children 7-11, and all materials and a light [peanut-free] snack will be provided.

Spots are filling up fast! For more information or to register your children, call us at 613-831-2393 or send us an email :)

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Mansion Mayhem

October 21st, 2011

Here at the Museum, we love to celebrate Halloween. In early October we offered Spooky Fall Crafts, and coming up on Sunday October 30 (from 1-4 p.m.) we’re offering a fun workshop for kids called Mansion Mayhem. These photos are from last year’s event.
At Mansion Mayhem, kids decorate graham-cracker haunted houses with candy & icing, make Halloween decorations, and get to go on a spooky tour of the Museum. During the spooky tour we show the darker side of Goulbourn (this is designed to be fun, not scary). Staff and volunteers will be dressed in costume and we encourage kids to do the same :)
This event is filling up fast – call 613-831-2393 or email me to register.

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Decorating for the Weekend

September 30th, 2011

Spooky Fall Crafts is this Sunday (October 2) and we’re getting in the Halloween spirit. Staff are debating between costumes to wear this Sunday (and hoping the kids come in costume, too!), and we’re picking through decorations to put up. Earlier this week we made crafts on CTV Morning Live, and the bottom bat with the purple body and black wings was made by host Lianne Laing – read more about the day here.

At the moment there are only three spots left for Spooky Fall Crafts, so if you are interested in attending, send me an email or give me a call at 613-831-2393 to register. To see photos of last year’s event, click here.

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CTV Ottawa Morning Live

September 28th, 2011

 

CTV Ottawa Morning Live is on the road and traveling to nearby communities for ‘Live Where You Live’. Today the morning show was broadcasting live from Stittsville’s Village Square from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m.

We are happy to say we were part of the action. Tracey Donaldson and I made crafts with host Liane Laing. This coming Sunday October 2 we have family event called Spooky Fall Crafts to start celebrating Halloween. Send me an email to register :)

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What a fun-filled September!

September 13th, 2011

Scarecrows from Autumn, Apples & Acorns:

Photos from Stittsville’s Villagefest:

What a busy weekend for the Museum! On Saturday we participated in Stittsville’s Villagefest, and on Sunday we offered our monthly family activity program called Autumn, Apples & Acorns.
    
We couldn’t have asked for better weather or company at Villagefest. At our booth we displayed reproductions of scrapbooks that the Museum has in its collection (featured here). We also had visitors put their handprint on two boards that will be display on the inside of the Museum’s front door.
    
For Autumn, Apples & Acorns kids made three crafts to take home inside the Museum, then ventured outside to work in teams and create full size scarecrows to decorate the Museum’s booth at the Richmond Fair from Sept 17-19, 2011. 
Our next family activity day is Spooky Fall Crafts on Sunday October2, 2011. Email me for details or to register. We will also be in the Agricultural Building at the Richmond Fair this year, and have our next Yap & Yarn knitting circle meeting at the Museum on Sunday September 18 from 1-3.

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Summertime is Funtime!

July 20th, 2011


On Sunday July 17, 2011 we held our annual Summertime is Funtime Family Craft Day event. Children created and decorated kazoos, paper plate fish and made their own ball in cup game. We ventured outside on a gorgeous sunny afternoon, where they got to make and experience the magic of magic mud, play with bubbles and fly kites. Fun times were had by all!

The museum staff was joined by 28 visitors including children and their parents, volunteers and reporters. What a great turn out! Join us again on August 14, 2011 for our next family craft day, Bears, Foxes, and New Moons.

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A sneak peak

July 14th, 2011

On Sunday July 17 we have a family craft and activity day called Summertime is Funtime for kids ages 4-12.
                    
Of course, as part of our job we have to test out our ideas before running them with the kids. Tough, I know. This is Magic Mud. After testing it out (we learned a little something about blue food colouring) we got a little carried away. If you look closely, you can see the Magic Mud that Liz (left) made – in the air on the very edge of the frame.
                                              
If you are interested in joining in on the fun this Sunday, give us a call at 613-831-2393 or send us an email. Read more about the event here.

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Kite flying

June 10th, 2011

Ever wondered what we do at our monthly family craft & activity days? Well, we usually set up three tables inside the Museum with different crafts, and weather permitting do some outdoor activities, too. This is a video of kids flying kites they made and decorated at our last event. Next craft day is Sunday June 12 from 1-4 :)

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