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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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Goulbourn Museum Seeking Part-Time Employee

October 17th, 2016

The Goulbourn Museum is seeking a part-time employee to fill the fixed-term contract position of Collections and Programming Administrator (CPA). This is a contract position for Maternity Leave coverage. The CPA will provide excellent customer service; perform collections management duties; assist with programming, special events, research and exhibitions; write articles for the Museum’s newsletters and social media; and, record the minutes at the Board of Directors’ meetings.

The successful candidate will have a background in museum studies, history, social science, education or related discipline and experience working in a museum environment. He/she will be able to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team setting. She/he will be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions, perform physical labour and be willing to work flexible hours.

The CPA may work up to 30 hours per week, but a typical work-week will see two 7.5 hour shifts on weekends with the occasional weekday shift. During the summer months, there may be the potential for an increase in hours. Some evening and weekday and statutory holiday work is required. This fixed-term contract begins in mid-November and could extend up to 72 weeks. The wage for this position is $14.00 per hour. Post-secondary students are encouraged to apply.

Candidates require excellent English language and computer competency skills. French language skills and knowledge of basic hand tools are an asset. There is no public transportation to the Museum site. Applications will only be accepted by email at goulbmus@rogers.com until 12:00 noon on Friday, October 28, 2016. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Goulbourn Museum shares the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and early life in the former Goulbourn Township. Located just south of Stittsville in Ottawa’s west end, Goulbourn Museum houses a diverse collection of artefacts and many interactive exhibitions. These include The 100th Regiment of Foot, dedicated to the soldiers who settled Goulbourn Township in 1818; Goulbourn Township’s Pioneers, about early life in the communities; and The Village Store where children can dress in costume to barter or shop for supplies. Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, ON.
613-831-2393 | www.goulbournmuseum.ca

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Call for vendors: Outdoor Artisan Market November 20th

August 19th, 2016

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The Goulbourn Museum is currently accepting vendor applications for its Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market.

The market will be held on Sunday, November 20th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Goulbourn Museum (2064 Huntley Road in Stittsville). This is a juried show and all products must be handmade. There are just 15 spaces available for this market.

Deadline for applications is September 16, 2016.

Click HERE to apply.

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Hélène Rivest this year’s winner of the Heritage Advocacy Award

July 22nd, 2016

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Hélène Rivest, centre, with Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager, Kathryn Jamieson, and Chairperson Keith Hobbs.

Each year, the Board of Directors selects a recipient for the Museum’s Heritage Advocacy Award. This award recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution to the Goulbourn Museum.

This year the Board selected someone who is a Museum member, a longtime volunteer and a donor. This person is also extremely dedicated to volunteering in many capacities beyond the Museum and throughout the community.

Hélène Rivest is a true advocate for both heritage and community. She tirelessly donates her time to various organizations and activities, including here at the Goulbourn Museum, but also with the Stittsville Food Bank, the Stittsville Village Association, the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, the Richmond Agricultural Society, the Rotary Club, the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society, the Royal Canadian Legion, Ottawa Race Weekend and Big Sisters.

Another cause that is very close to Hélène’s heart is the Kidney Foundation of Canada. It all started when Stittsville resident Craig Dunbar needed a kidney transplant. Hélène went through the required testing but unfortunately wasn’t a match for Craig. She was still determined to help, so the two of them became involved in the Living Donor Paired Exchange Program which connects matches incompatible pairs with compatible pairs and results in a chain of transplants. She was able to donate her kidney to a complete stranger two years ago, and has continued raising money for the cause through local fundraising activities like the Kidney Walk.

Here at the Museum, Hélène has been a longtime member of the organization. She volunteers her time and expertise in a variety of ways, from assisting at our special events like the Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market, to mending and organizing our costume collection. Each year Hélène joins Museum staff to adjudicate the Home School History Fair as well. This involves listening to presentations from children aged 8 to 14, and providing both encouragement and constructive criticism, before deciding which students will move on to the next level of the competition. Hélène is also quick to brag about her local museum and has written testimonials on our behalf.

Congratulations Hélène!

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Reenactors, Animal Display, Exhibit Launch, Vintage Games…and more!

June 8th, 2016

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Father’s Day Flashback is fast approaching and it’s shaping up to be a wonderful day.

The Museum’s new exhibition Healing Hands – Medicine During the World Wars will launch at the event which takes place Sunday, June 19. This exhibit focuses on the Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Nursing Sisters, and veterinarians and was made possible thanks to a financial grant received from the Government of Canada’s World Wars Commemorations Community Fund.

Reenactors from the WWI Canadian Army Medical Corps (recreated) will be transforming the Museum grounds into a Casualty Clearing Station and Forward Aid Post.

Additional attractions will include Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary, an old-fashioned photo booth, vintage games (including wooden stilts), a caricature artist, children’s crafts and games, plus an ice cream vendor and a BBQ. And don’t miss our silent auction and a chance to bid on some amazing prizes including tickets to an Ottawa Senators’ home game!

Children can also play in the revamped Village Store which now features costumes and food from the WWII era. It is also the new home of the Ashton General Store’s postal wicket which was generously donated to the Museum last month.

Author Larry Cotton will be in the Museum from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to sign copies of his latest book in the Whiskey & Wickedness series about the Rideau military settlements. Local collectors will be bringing old music back to life on their phonograph exhibit that includes both disc and cylinder phonographs.

Father’s Day Flashback is sponsored by Minto Potter’s Key and takes place from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Admission is free but you’ll want to bring some cash for lunch and treats (not to mention silent auction prizes!).

See you on Father’s Day!

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MEET OUR MUSEUM ASSISTANT JAMIE STIRLING

May 19th, 2016

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Jamie Stirling is one of two students we have hired for the summer. As Museum Assistant her duties include everything from programming to grounds maintenance! Hers will be the friendly face you see when you visit the Museum or accompany your kids to one of our Family Craft Days.

“This summer will be my first experience working in a museum setting and I am extremely excited to get started! I have wanted to work in museums and with artefacts ever since “Bring your Kid to Work” Day in the 9th Grade when I saw construction workers at the Parliament Buildings. I was scared they were going to change the buildings so I decided I wanted to make sure that didn’t happen. Having grown up in Stittsville I’m delighted for the opportunity to work at the Goulbourn Museum and learn more about where I grew up!

I am currently studying in the Applied Museum Studies program at Algonquin College. I will begin my second year of the program in September and I am hoping to do my third year placement in Scotland next winter. After completing the program, I would like to continue learning about creating educational programs or caring for museum collections.

I’m looking forward to the summer and helping the staff at Goulbourn Museum share our town’s history and take part in creating a sense of community for the Goulbourn Township.”

Thank you to the Government of Canada and the Young Canada Works Program for their financial support for this position. 

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Attention students! We’re hiring for the summer

April 13th, 2016

The Goulbourn Museum is seeking a post-secondary student to work 37.5 hours per week for 14 weeks at $11.25 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.

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 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, ON, K2S 1B8.

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Museum Closed for the Easter Long Weekend

March 24th, 2016

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This dainty Easter card from the Museum’s collection measures just 2-1/4″ x 4″ inches. The handwritten greeting inside says “To Isabel with much love from Francis and Kenneth Robertson.”

Goulbourn Museum will be closed from Good Friday until Easter Sunday (March 25-27 inclusive). Following the Easter holiday, the Museum will reopen Wednesday, March 30th at 1 p.m. for it’s regular weekly schedule.

Happy Easter!

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Children’s Program Volunteers Needed

March 7th, 2016

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The Goulbourn Museum is seeking Children’s Program Volunteers to assist at monthly Family Craft Days.

Candidates must be good leaders, enjoy crafting and work well with children aged 4 – 11. Dressing up according to the craft day theme and participating in activities is required.

Children’s programs are held on Sundays and volunteers will be needed from 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of three dates (see list below).

2016 FAMILY CRAFT DAYS

Apr. 24:   Mystery at the Museum

 May 29:   Happy Campers

 Jun. 26:   Fossil Frenzy!

 Jul. 17:     Paging Dr. Doolittle!

 Aug. 14:   Under the Sea

 Sept. 11:   If I Only Had a Brain!

 Oct. 23:   Capes & Crusaders

 Nov. 27:   All Wrapped Up!

Click HERE for more information about each craft day.

Children’s Program Volunteers require good communication skills and must be outgoing, friendly and mature.

Successful candidates will be in Grade 9 or above, attend a mandatory orientation session (date to be determined), and be willing to have a police records check. (This volunteer opportunity is not limited to high school students.)

If volunteer hours are required, they will be given for all time spent at the museum. Please note there is no public transportation to the Museum site.

To apply, please send an email to sue@goulbournmuseum.ca explaining why you would like to become a Children’s Program Volunteer and how you meet the qualifications. If you would like further information, please call 613-831-2393 and ask for Tracey or Sue.

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