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Museum receives Two Grants for Confederation Activities

January 27th, 2017

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The Goulbourn Museum has received grants from the City of Ottawa’s 2017 Civic Events Funding Program as well as the Province’s Ontario150 Community Celebration Program.

“We are thrilled to announce that the Museum has received $5,000 from the City of Ottawa and $9,986 from the Province for projects related to the 150 anniversary of Confederation in Canada,” says Kathryn Jamieson, Curator Manager.

“With the successful outcome of our grant applications visitors can expect some new permanent additions to the Museum’s grounds,” says Tracey Donaldson, Acting Manager.

“Starting in late spring and finishing up in the fall these additions will include some historical interpretation and natural curb appeal which have been designed to create a welcoming site that will enhance the Museum’s visitor experience,” she adds.

The funding will also be used to enhance the Museum’s Father’s Day Flashback event in June. “Visitors will be able to stand in the shoes of Goulbourn’s early Irish settlers and connect with the community’s past,” says Donaldson. “Swords will be swinging, stew will be simmering, and muskets will be firing.” This celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation will be held on June 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will also feature the sights and sounds of a traditional Irish céli.

Ottawa 2017 quadrupled the funding available through the City of Ottawa’s Civic Events Funding Program, an existing grants program that helps neighbourhoods mark statutory holidays throughout the year. As a result, 49 community organizations will receive a total of $200,000 in funding to plan unique celebrations throughout the nation’s capital for Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The Province’s Ontario150 Community Celebration Program is a one-time, application-based program to support communities and community organizations across the province in commemorating and celebrating Ontario’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

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Museum Closed December 25 – January 6

December 22nd, 2016

Goulbourn Museum will be closed for Christmas from December 25, 2016 – January 6, 2017. We will reopen at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 7th.

Happy Holidays!

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Local student’s photo chosen for cover of Museum Christmas card

December 14th, 2016

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For the second year in a row, a photograph taken by Stittsville’s Jordyn Simpson will grace the cover of the Goulbourn Museum’s Christmas card. The Grade 11 student at South Carleton High School captured the winning image while volunteering as an event photographer during the Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on November 20th.

One of four volunteer photographers at the event, the 16-year-old’s picture was chosen from over 1,300 images taken that day. A selection of their photographs can be viewed on the Goulbourn Museum’s Facebook page.

Jordyn’s photo features a rustic tin star hanging from red burlap. “It is has an artistic simplicity and vintage Christmas vibe we just adore,” says Curator Manager Kathryn Jamieson.

 
This is the second year the Museum has included the community in its Christmas card design. “We’re excited to continue this tradition and happy to include our volunteers in the process,” says Kathryn.

An avid photographer, Jordyn has photographed the past two Christmas events at the Museum as well as Father’s Day Flashback in June. She also volunteered to transcribe panel text during her summer break.

The Christmas cards will be sent to members, donors, volunteers and contributors of the Goulbourn Museum.

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Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market this Sunday

November 17th, 2016

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Get a head-start on your Christmas shopping at Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday, November 20. This annual holiday celebration features local artisans, baked goodies, old world entertainment and festive crafts.

Vendors at this year’s event will be selling a diverse array of handmade goods including stained glass, heirloom preserves, chocolates, baked goodies, natural soaps, boiled wool mittens, jewelry, handcrafted wood products, children’s toys and accessories, photography, and more! See a complete list of all participating vendors, below.

The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa will be on-hand to help children pen letters to Santa and assist adults in drafting decorative gift tags. Families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and trim an outdoor tree with decorations of yesteryear. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

The Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market takes place this Sunday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2064 Huntley Road in Stittsville. Goulbourn Museum is a registered charity that tells the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and offers interactive and hands-on exhibits. Admission to the Museum is free, but donations are always appreciated.

The following artisans will be selling their handmade wares at our event:

A Touch of Glass
Black Sheep Artisan
Carruthers Cakes and Candies
Classy Carry-Alls
Crazy4Crafts
Elements Photography
Eve’s Elements
Glitzy Bubbles
His & Hers Home Co
Madewithlovebyaly
Marketa’s Creations
Monkey Mud Pottery
Quilts & Material Things
Redefined Wood
Sandee’s Country Kitchen
Sheila Cain-Sample Pen and Pencil Artist
The Beckwitch
Two Hammers
Wild Woolly Handmade Luxury Soap

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Meet the Artisan: The Beckwitch

November 6th, 2016

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The Beckwitch, a local company that makes and sells everything from heirloom preserves and infused sea salts, to soap, fabric crafts and wood and glass art, will be bringing their creations to the Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on November 20th. They are also your local source for garlic!

Join us at the Museum on November 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the Artisan Market, families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, pen letters to the North Pole with help from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and try their hand at vintage holiday crafts. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

 

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Meet the Artisan: Carruthers Cakes and Candies

November 5th, 2016

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What’s a holiday market without fluffy light truffles, gooey caramel, and decadent chocolate bark? Carruthers Cakes and Candies has all the special treats to make your Christmas sweet!

Join us on November 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market. In addition to the Artisan Market, families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, pen letters to the North Pole with help from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and try their hand at vintage holiday crafts. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

 

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Meet the Artisan: Crazy4Crafts

November 4th, 2016

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Mary Cooke of Crazy4Crafts will be back in the vendor tent this year with her handmade puppets and character hats. Her repertoire includes Sesame Street, Ninja Turtles and superhero puppets as well as Minion dolls, and blankets.

The Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20th at the Goulbourn Museum. In addition to the Artisan Market, families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, pen letters to the North Pole with help from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and try their hand at vintage holiday crafts. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

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Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager Receives Ontario Museum Association Promising Leadership Award of Excellence

November 4th, 2016

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Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager, Kathryn Jamieson, left, with Museum Member John Maguire.

 

Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager has won an Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Award of Excellence.

Kathryn Jamieson received the 2016 Promising Leadership Award of Excellence at the OMA Annual Conference in Mississauga on Thursday night. The OMA Award of Excellence in Community Engagement is presented to emerging professionals, of any position or institution, who have shown promising leadership within the museum community. An emerging professional is an individual within the first ten years of their professional career.

“The Awards of Excellence is our opportunity to recognize those institutions and individuals who exemplify their roles in the museum sector, reminding us of the impact museums have on their communities, and on Ontario as a province,” says Marie G. Lalonde, Executive Director of the Ontario Museum Association.

Former colleague, Laura Gibbs, a museum coordinator with the City of Toronto, says Ms. Jamieson has taken every leadership challenge and opportunity that has been presented to her with integrity, a willingness to learn, curiosity and tact.

“This is very well deserved,” says Goulbourn Museum Chairperson, Keith Hobbs, who expressed the Board of Directors’ congratulations to Kathryn Jamieson on receipt of the OMA award. “The museum and surrounding community are well served by her enthusiasm and proficiency.”

Ms. Jamieson has successfully taken on the challenge of transforming the museum into a community hub whose attendance has increased by over 180% in the four years that she has occupied this position. She plans to expand and develop the museum even further.

Ms. Jamieson is a member of the Ottawa Museum Network Board of Directors, on which she has been Treasurer, Vice-Chair, and Chairperson, and through which she is involved in multiple other committees. She is also the Co-Chair of the Ottawa Museum and Archives Collection Committee, and has recently begun teaching in the Applied Museum Studies program at Algonquin College. Ms. Jamieson is a leader in the Ontario museum community, dedicated to improving her museum at the community level, mentoring the next generation of heritage professionals, and advocating for museums and heritage to become a governmental priority.

Goulbourn Museum is a registered charity located in Stittsville. It tells the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and offers interactive and hands-on exhibits. Its collection includes over 9,000 artefacts as well as a collection of over 40,000 artefacts from an archeological dig in Richmond.

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Meet the Artisan: Eve’s Elements – Artful Handcrafted Jewellery

November 3rd, 2016

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We’re thrilled to have Eve’s Elements join our Outdoor Artisan Market this year!

Eve’s Elements incorporates objects to adorn you: metal, leather, ceramic and glass are transformed into necklaces, earrings and bracelets for your pleasure.

“Colour, texture and shape inspire me to create handmade jewellery – pieces as enjoyable to wear as they are to share,” says artist Eve Elliott.

The Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20th at the Goulbourn Museum. In addition to the Artisan Market, families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, pen letters to the North Pole with help from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and try their hand at vintage holiday crafts. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

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Meet the Artisan: Claude LeBel – Redefined Wood

November 2nd, 2016

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The Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market is fast approaching on Sunday, November 20th. The vendor tent will be bursting with talented artisans including Claude LeBel of Redefined Wood.

Claude LeBel has been producing beautiful woodturned creations such as bowls, platters, bottle stoppers, and pens for over nine years. His one-of-a-kind pieces are made with domestic and exotic woods. Form and function are important elements in his designs because he believes that not only should his pieces be nice to look at, they should be used and enjoyed as well.

Claude has studied under world-renowned woodturners such as Mike Mahoney and Jimmy Clewes. Claude is passionate about the creative woodturning process and his artistic flare adds to the beauty and uniqueness of his creations.

The Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20th at the Goulbourn Museum. In addition to the Artisan Market, families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, pen letters to the North Pole with help from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and try their hand at vintage holiday crafts. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Rd. in Stittsville.

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