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Week #6 – A Bump in the Road

August 14th, 2017

The joists have been removed causing the weight to remain solely on the wall supports.

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Unfortunately an accumulation of time, and water build up has disintegrated the north wall support, leaving the crew uncertain how to proceed.

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An engineer has been called to the site to analyse the situation, and determine how to continue with the work. While everything has been running smoothly thus far, it’s never easy to predict what obstacles may arise when working with old buildings!

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No Floors Before New Floors

August 2nd, 2017

The floors have been pulled up, and underneath our laminate flooring were the original hardwood, barn board, and beams.

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So far the only item that has been found to date is the Humpty Dumpty chip bag, but we’re still anticipating a few more treasures under those old floorboards!

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Week #3 – An Empty Museum means a full History Centre!

July 21st, 2017

This week the experts at Bytown Lock & Safe used a hydraulic lift to carefully remove the last artefact from the Museum. Doctor Chanonhouse’s safe would have housed his most expensive and dangerous medicines, as well as his money. It would have been very difficult to break into, and nearly impossible to move at 700 pounds without modern tools. It is now safely tucked away until the fall when the Museum reopens with brand new floors!

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Staff also worked diligently to find temporary homes in the History Centre for everything from artefacts, craft and event supplies, and furniture. It was a chore to find a place for everything, but we did it!

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We had hoped construction would begin this week but we’ve been assured it will begin on Monday. Fingers crossed!

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After Week #2 the Museum is unrecognizable!

July 20th, 2017

It took two truck loads, over 500 ft of bubble wrap, and lots of elbow grease to completely empty the Museum but we did it! Next week we’ll let the professionals move the 700 lb safe that once belonged to Dr. Chanonhouse.

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Father’s Day Flashback: Musket demos! Sword Fights! Live Irish Music!

June 5th, 2017

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This Father’s Day stand in the shoes of Goulbourn’s early Irish settlers at a celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

Connect with the culture of the community’s past with traditional Irish music by Celtic Sea, musket demos, sword fighting, historical reenactors and more! Learn calligraphy, take home a photo keepsake from our 1867 photo booth, buy baked goods, and bid on silent auction items. Explore the new heritage garden and nature walk and leave your mark for future generations by taking part in the Museum’s legacy 150th pathway.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fire a Brown Bess musket? On Father’s Day you can join the ranks of the 100th Regiment of Foot and learn to fire a musket! Safety comes first, so you’ll begin with instructions from a uniformed guide on operating and loading the weapon properly. Cost for the musket firing experience is $20.

Father’s Day Flashback takes place at the Goulbourn Museum on Sunday, June 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and there will be crafts and games for children of all ages.

For more information call 613-831-2393.

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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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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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Artisan Profile: Crazy4Crafts

November 12th, 2015

Mary Cooke and her crochet creations.

Mary Cooke and her crochet creations.

We’re happy to report that Mary Cooke of Crazy4Crafts will be returning to our Outdoor Artisan Market to peddle her amazing crochet creations. She has everything from character hats and toys to Christmas decorations.

Mary has been crocheting since she was 17 and did craft shows to supplement the family income while she was a stay-at-home mom. Today she has a permanent booth at the Kemptville Crafters’ Market.

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Outdoor Artisan Market & Old-Fashioned Christmas set for November 22

November 6th, 2015

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Shop local and handmade at Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The vendor tent will be bursting with talented artisans selling a diverse array of handmade goods. Over the next two weeks we will be profiling each of the vendors individually but, for now, here is a list of the awesome people you will encounter:

The Beckwitch

Black Sheep Artisan

Carruther’s Cakes & Candies

Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap

Crazy4Crafts

Dragonfly Dreamers

His & Hers Home Co.

Lilly Luvs Bowtique

Marketa’s Creations

Monkey Mud Pottery

Mud Mitts

Sandee’s Country Kitchen

Sheila Cain-Sample Pen & Pencil Artist

Touch of Glass

Tracy Kerr Elements Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheapflights Sponsors Museum

August 14th, 2015

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We are thrilled to announce that Cheapflights has joined us as a Community Outreach Sponsor. “Being a Registered Charity, the Goulbourn Museum relies on Community Outreach Sponsors such as Cheapflights to help us fulfill our mandate,” says Kathryn Jamieson, the Museum’s Curator Manager.

Each year, Cheapflights helps millions of travelers around the world find the best selection of cheap flights and travel deals. Cheapflights.ca serves Canada with an extensive choice of flight and hotel options from local partners as well as news, deals and travel information geared to the Canadian traveller.

The online travel experts partner with hundreds of providers – big and small – to bring you affordable and personalized travel options. Their powerful search technology opens up new travel possibilities and helps you see the world on a budget. With the click of a button you can search and compare cheap flights from 1000s of airlines, travel agents and travel sites.

“At Cheapflights, we think communities and culture matter,” says Brittany Dietz, Cheapflights editor. “Whether you travel across the world or down the street, there is no better way to make connections than by tapping into the people and traditions of a community. Our motto is “let’s open our world,” and that includes the communities right in our own backyards.”

Ways in which you can follow Cheapflights include: Facebook | Instagram | Blog | Twitter

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