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Fire a Brown Bess Musket!

June 19th, 2018

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fire a Brown Bess Musket? Well, wonder no more!

Goulbourn Museum will be partnering with the 100th Regiment of Foot for the summer season to offer the popular Hands on History program. The summer schedule has been finalized and the first opportunity to participate is this Thursday, June 21 from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cost to fire three rounds is $22 (taxes included).

2018 Hands on History Schedule:

Thursday, June 21 – 1:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 28 – 1:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 8 – 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 12 – 1:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 22 – 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 26 – 1:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 5 – 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 9 – 1:30 – 7:30 p.m.

*Hands on History is restricted to ages 16+. Participants must register with the Museum, submit a waiver and successfully complete the training provided by the 100th Regiment. Prepayment is required. Hands on History is weather permitting. In the event of rain, participants may reschedule or choose to be refunded. 

For more information or to register, email register@goulbournmuseum.ca or call 613-831-2393.

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Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager Accepts Heritage Tourism Manager Position with Town of Perth

June 4th, 2018

Sgt. Jonah Ellens & Corporal Jeffery Parent of the 100th Regiment of Foot (Reenacted) stand at attention while Museum Chairperson Ken Cownley, left, and Vice-Chairperson Linda Preston, right, present Kathryn Jamieson with a parting gift.

Sgt. Jonah Ellens & Corporal Jeffery Parent of the 100th Regiment of Foot (Reenacted) stand at attention while Museum Chairperson Ken Cownley, left, and Vice-Chairperson Linda Preston, right, present Kathryn Jamieson with a parting gift.

After six years as Curator Manager of the Goulbourn Museum, Kathryn Jamieson has accepted a position with the Town of Perth as its Heritage Tourism Manager.

Ms. Jamieson started working at the Museum in 2008 and was promoted to the role of Curator Manager in 2012. She successfully took on the challenge of transforming the museum into a community hub whose attendance has increased by over 220% in the years that she has been at the helm. Her achievements were recognized in 2016 when she received the Promising Leadership Award of Excellence from the Ontario Museum Association.

“I’m looking forward to this new opportunity but I am going to miss my colleagues and the network of people I’ve come to know in Goulbourn that care about the Museum and care about heritage,” says Ms. Jamieson.

Some of her proudest accomplishments include her first major project grant – the Museum’s wildly successful War of 1812 Commemoration – securing a significant sponsorship from Minto, and more recently, the Museum’s renovations. “After years of dealing with drastically uneven floors and asking for the City’s help, it finally happened! The new floors are beautiful and I’m thrilled I got to see the finished product,” she says.

“Kathryn was instrumental in making the Museum what it is today,” says Museum Chairperson, Ken Cownley.  “She is greatly respected among board members and her colleagues and we wish her the very best in her new endeavor. Goulbourn’s loss will be Perth’s gain.”

To ensure a smooth transition, Tracey Donaldson has been appointed the new Manager of the Museum. The former Education Officer has been with the Museum for 11 years and recently completed 15 months as Acting Manager while Ms. Jamieson was on parental leave. “The Board has every confidence that the Museum is in great hands,” says Mr. Cownley.

Ms. Jamieson’s last day at the Museum is Monday, June 4, 2018 but she plans to stay connected to the organization as a member.

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Volunteers needed for Spring Cleaning the Museum Site

May 16th, 2018

Earlier this year Goulbourn Museum Chairperson Keith Hobbs and Richard Czuba from the Kiwanis Club of Manotick  accepted the City's Cleaning the Capital "Ward Award"  which Rideau-Goulbourn won for the greatest participation based on project participants per capita for the spring  campaign.

Earlier this year Goulbourn Museum Chairperson Keith Hobbs (holding the certificate) and Richard Czuba from the Kiwanis Club of Manotick accepted the City’s 2017 Cleaning the Capital “Ward Award” which Rideau-Goulbourn won for the greatest participation based on project participants per capita for the spring campaign.

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Goulbourn Museum is seeking the community’s help to get its site in ship shape for the summer season.

The Museum has registered with the GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign and site cleanup will take place on Tuesday, May 22nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is Wednesday, May 23rd.

Help will be needed sweeping sidewalks, picking up litter, raking and seeding the lawn, pruning shrubs, prepping garden beds and planting. There will be a supply of plastic gloves but we suggest bringing your own garden gloves if you have them.

All cleanup contributions are welcome, even if you can just come for an hour! A pizza lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

For more information please call 613-831-2393 or email: info@goulbournmuseum.ca

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Goulbourn Museum tells the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement. It is located at 2064 Huntley Road, just south of Stittsville, at Stanley’s Corners and is open Wednesday – Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information, please visit www.goulbournmuseum.ca, or join the Museum on Facebook for regular updates.

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Meet Goulbourn Museum’s New Executive

May 11th, 2018

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On April 24, 2018 the Museum had a successful Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we approved the audited financial statements, various reports, and appointed the auditors for the 2018 year. Thank you to our members for their ongoing support and participation at the AGM, in person and by proxy.

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The meeting was led by outgoing chair Keith Hobbs who recently completed his third and final one-year term. During his tenure Keith implemented the annual evaluation of the Curator Manager, as well as Board Self-Evaluations. He also created a Strategic Planning Day and developed a Governance Committee. Keith has been a huge advocate of the Museum over the years as a representative at community and heritage events throughout the City. Thank you to Keith for his leadership and dedication over the past three years.

At the first board meeting after the AGM, a new executive was elected. We’re pleased to announce Ken Cownley as the new Chairperson, Linda Preston as Vice-Chairperson and to welcome Phil Sweetnam back as Treasurer, and Frank Argue as Secretary.

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We’re hiring for the summer

April 5th, 2018

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The Goulbourn Museum is looking for 2 post-secondary students for the following positions:

Collections Assistant: Duties include working with the collection, cataloguing artefacts, and daily operations.

Museum and Exhibition Assistant: Duties include exhibition development, programming, marketing, design and daily operations.

Candidates require excellent English language skills and computer competency. Successful candidates will be post-secondary students enrolled in museum studies, history, arts, business, graphic design or marketing. French is an asset.

Positions are 16 weeks at $14.00 per hour for 37.5 hours per week. Work includes weekends and statutory holidays. There is no public transportation to the Museum site.

Applications accepted by email or in-person until midnight Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville | goulbmus@rogers.com

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Meet Curatorial Assistant Matthew Weickert

December 11th, 2017

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I am excited to be part of the Goulbourn Museum team for the next few months as the Curatorial Assistant. I graduated from Carleton University (Go Ravens) with a B. A. in History and have recently completed a post graduate certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough.

I was born and raised in the small town of Milton, a short five hour drive from here. While this is my first time in Goulbourn I have already learned a lot about this area’s fascinating military history. My interest in museum work stems from my love of history which only grew stronger after spending my summers giving three hour lighthouse tours on Chantry Island and volunteering with community museums.

I am looking forward to my time here and will be working with the Museum in multiple capacities ranging from collections, exhibitions and even programming. I have only begun to learn about the community but I cannot wait to see what new people and places I will find just around the corner.

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Attention Students! We’re hiring a Curatorial Assistant

November 21st, 2017

Goulbourn Museum is seeking a student for the position of Curatorial Assistant to work with the Museum’s collection and to assist with daily operations, educational programming, exhibitions and special events. The selected candidate will gain experience in collections management, including storage, cataloguing and the photography of artefacts. Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday, November 26, 2017.

Duration: 12 weeks

Hours:  30 hours a week

Anticipated Start Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Salary: $14.00/hr.

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Introducing this year’s line up for the Outdoor Artisan Market

October 24th, 2017

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Save the date! The Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market takes place Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NOTE: Due to extensive renovations at the Museum the event will take place at the Goulbourn Municipal Building (350 meters away).

We are excited to introduce this year’s line up of talented vendors. Their handmade gift items include heirloom preserves, baked goodies, natural soaps and candles, stained glass, children’s clothing, toys, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, textiles, dog treats and more!

A Touch of Glass
Baked
Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap
Classy Carry-Alls
Couture Kids
Crafted by Caitlan
Crazy4Crafts
Eve’s Elements
Harley’s Homemade Treats
His & Hers Home Co.
Marketa’s Creations
Monkey Mud Pottery
Nancy Sinclair Glass Jewellery
Quilts & Material Things
The Beckwitch
The Sugar Tarts
Tweed & Needle
Wild Woolly Handmade & Luxury Soap
Wood & Ashes

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Museum construction progressing nicely

October 24th, 2017

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So THIS happened today! It became evident in August that we would need a new sill beam poured when the construction team discovered that the Museum’s north wall support had disintegrated.

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Meet our new Collections Project Coordinator Kathryn DeMarsh

October 17th, 2017

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Kathryn DeMarsh

“I am very excited to be working here this Fall and Winter as the Collections Project Coordinator. I have a bachelor of honours in History from Windsor University and a post graduate certificate in Museum and Gallery Studies from Georgian College.

I am from the Southwestern area of Ontario – around 8 hours south of here. This is my first time in Stittsville and I am excited to learn the area’s local history. I will be spending the next several months exploring the area and discovering all it has to offer. Having worked in several small local museums I love learning all about the local history – the people and places that make the community what it is today.

I will be working on several projects to commemorate the history of Richmond. I am most looking forward to exploring the history behind the objects in the collection and sharing that knowledge with the community. I have experience in helping put together exhibitions and writing artefact blog posts and am very much looking forward to leading projects of my own.”

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