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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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Uniquely Goulbourn: Meet the Artists

October 11th, 2011

Uniquely Goulbourn: Fall Art & Craft Show will be at the Museum this Sunday October 16 from 1-4. The show features artists from the greater Goulbourn area and this fall – the show is bigger than ever! We will have artists showing their work within the Museum’s exhibits; outside on the grounds; and, even our History Centre will be bustling with creativity: our Yap & Yarn knitting circle will be knitting away during the show.
This week I’d like to showcase some of the fabulous artists we have in our community. Sheila Cain Sample is a local artist who also sits on the Museum’s Board of Directors. Sheila curates our art show, and also sets up a display of her own artwork. Sheila works primarily in pencil, but is also known to incorporate other mediums into her work. She is also a fabulous photographer. See Sheila’s work on her blog, her photography blog, her Etsy site, or follow her on Twitter.
The art show will be on display at the Museum from 1-4 this Sunday October 16, 2011, and the Yap & Yarn group will be knitting from 1-3 in the History Centre. We hope you’ll stop by to check out the artwork and knit a few rows with us :)

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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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Okay. We’re ready.

June 20th, 2011

Two tablecloths & a table runner packed.
Goulbourn Museum sign packed.
Four copies of our presentation & four sets of white cotton gloves packed.
Two maps of the former Goulbourn Township packed.
Ten artefacts for a memory game packed.
85 copies of the memory game & 85 copies of our newsletter with activities for kids packed.
16 artefacts & photographs related to one room schoolhouses in Goulbourn Township packed.
But are we prepared for two back-to-back presentations about pioneers to a total of 70 grade 3 students? 
We’ll find out tomorrow.

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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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