So what is a Kit, anyway?
Baby foxes are called Kits.
What does a fox have to do with anything?
The Duke of Richmond, former Governor General, was visiting Richmond way back in August of 1819 when he became very sick & died. A few months earlier, he had been bitten by a sick fox that gave him the disease rabies.
Because the Duke was such an important and well-known person, the fox became a symbol of Richmond.
What does my membership to the Kits’ Club get me?
Goulbourn Museum has a lot of great things for kids – you can visit the Museum to dress up as a pioneer & ‘shop’ for groceries and supplies in our Village Store, play games like I Spy or Spot The Difference, compare your height to a soldier in the War of 1812 and hear the sounds of the Brown Bess Musket & pioneer hand tools. As a member of the Kits’ Club you receive our seasonal newsletter with fun games & activities along with photos from events that are exclusive to kids. We keep you up-to-date about events, contests & include special extras. We also offer monthly Family Craft & Activity Days at the Museum. Every time you participate in one of our monthly craft days we put a sticker on your membership card – after only 5 visits you win a prize!
Sign Up for Kits’ Club
Sign up for out Kits’ Club by filling out our form here and sending it back
These reading activities address significant milestones in Goulbourn’s development. While intended as a starting point for short story writing, these “starters’ could also serve as inspiration for skits or other group presentations. Our story starters can be adapted for a variety of primary grade levels, depending on how they are applied within the classroom.
Downloadable Story Starters:
Our Matching Game worksheets require students to pair images of antique household items with their modern counterparts to decode a secret message. The Answer Sheets provide a brief explanation of the function and significance of each antique household item.
Downloadable Matching Games:
These word puzzles reinforce themes and vocabulary pertaining to Goulbourn’s agrarian past.
Downloadable Word Puzzles:
- Scrambled Words
- Scrambled Words (Answers)
- Heritage Wordsearch #1
- Heritage Wordsearch #1 (answers)
- Heritage Wordsearch #2
- Heritage Wordsearch #2 (answers)
Pioneer Cut-Out Dolls
These paper dolls include clothing typical of Goulbourn’s farming pioneers. This activity is an engaging starting point for discussing traditional pioneer gender roles with primary-level students.
* For best results, print copies of the Cut-Out Dolls on Card Stock.