Artisan Profile: Kobbit

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Whimsical creation by Kobbit.

Kobbit specializes in small clay sculptures affectionately known as “Toppers”. These whimsical creations are made to sit atop a picture frame, window sill, mantelpiece, or computer monitor.  The artist also handcrafts zipper pulls, candle holders, and garlands and has completed many custom orders including cake toppers.

You can see Kobbit’s one-of-a-kind creations at Goulbourn Museum’s Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday, November 30th.

Kobbit: Website

Artisan Profile: Tracy Kerr Elements Photography

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The Red Chair Project

Tracy Kerr Elements Photography specializes in wildlife and landscape photography in both colour and black-and-white. Travel photography from North America and abroad are also featured as well as whimsical personal ventures such as The Red Chair Project and The Wanderlost Project.

Tracy Kerr Elements Photography

Tracy first ventured into film photography nearly 25 years ago. This hobby exploded into obsession with the transition to digital imaging 10 years ago and became a a serious venture in the last two years with the launch of Elements Photography.

Tracy will be bringing her exquisite art to the Goulbourn Museum’s Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday, November 30th. She will be selling matted prints, fine art cards and calendars.

Tracey Kerr Elements Photography: Website  | Blog | Facebook 

Artisan Profile: Dragonfly Dreamers

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Dragonfly Dreamers

Dragonfly Dreamers’ main focus is jewelry created using a combination of metal smithing techniques. Anything from sawing, stamping, and hammering, to riveting and patinas may be used on a single creation.  Artist Wendy Southin also creates altered art pieces on canvas, mirrors, and other interesting objects with a vintage, grungy look and feel.

“I’m inspired by texture and layers in everyday life and nature itself and this is reflected in my work. I use a variety of elements and techniques in both my jewelry and altered art creations. Although my favourite metal to use in jewelry is copper, you will also find other metals, semi-precious beads, found objects and resin.  My altered art projects are created with anything from paper to paint and ink, to metal embossing and found objects.”

Dragonfly Dreamers will be at the Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 30th.

Dragonfly Dreamers: Facebook | Etsy | Website | Pinterest

Artisan Profile: Sandee’s Country Kitchen

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Quality comfort food, made from scratch

The Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market takes place Sunday, November 30th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the weeks leading up to the big day we will be introducing each of the the talented artisans.

Our first profile is of Sandee’s Country Kitchen. Owner Sandee Rosien makes all of her baked goods from scratch ensuring they are preservative free. She specializes in homemade bread, pies, tarts, cheesecake, handmade pasta, handmade ravioli, and dinners for busy families.

After 30 years in real estate, Sandee decided to completely change careers.

“Old-fashioned comfort food became my thing. I live, breathe, and dream quality preservative free scratch cooking. We need to eat the way our grandparents ate, making food from scratch without the junk ingredients that are on the labels of the food we buy in grocery stores today.  People are busy and don’t have time to cook everyday and that is where I can help – making great meals and desserts for the busy professional.”

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Old-Fashioned Christmas & Artisan Market

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Scenes from last year’s Old-Fashioned Christmas

Goulbourn Museum will be hosting an Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday, November 30th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Take an old-fashioned photo with Santa and get a head-start on your Christmas shopping at this holiday celebration featuring local artisans, baked goodies, old world entertainment and festive crafts.

There will be oodles of free activities for all ages. Children can write letters to Santa with expert help from The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, play with old-fashioned games and wooden toys, and watch rope making demonstrations by Tom Stephenson of The Kettle Boys. Each child will get their very own handmade skipping rope to take home.

Families can pose for a photo with Santa in our Village Store, enjoy free hot chocolate and hot apple cider compliments of the Walmart Kanata South Supercentre, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy an authentic Neapolitan wood fired pizza from Pizza All’Antica for lunch.

This year’s list of handmade vendors features something for everyone including jewelry, wood turned pens, pottery, knitwear, stained glass art, photography, chocolates, baked goodies, natural soaps, and more!

There will be indoor and outdoor activities so be sure to wear warm boots and a jacket so you can enjoy all the fun. For regular updates, join our Facebook Event.

Vendors Needed for Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market

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A scene from last year’s Artisan Market.

Calling all artisans! Goulbourn Museum is accepting applications for its Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market being held Sunday, November 30th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2014.

The Museum is currently seeking talented vendors selling original handcrafted items to fill 14 positions in a variety of specialties such as: clothing & accessories (for kids, adults & pets!), bath & body, toys, home décor, Christmas greenery, art, textiles, treats, and baked goods.

In addition to the artisan market, this annual family event also offers festive old-fashioned Christmas activities including a children’s station for writing letters to Santa, vintage games and entertainment and photos with Santa.

To apply, send an email to marketing@goulbournmuseum.ca with: your name, your business name, contact info and business sites (web/blog/facebook/etsy), and three quality photographs (Jpeg only, please) of your product(s) including one photo of your booth setup. DOWNLOAD THE VENDOR FORM.

Space rental is $45 and includes one 6’ x 3’ table and two chairs. Vendors will be required to provide one item valued at a minimum of $10 for a fundraising raffle and each vendor must provide their own table covering to fit the table provided.

This is a juried event and vendors will be chosen carefully to ensure a balanced representation of each category. For further details about the Museum or how to become a vendor at the Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market please visit: www.goulbournmuseum.ca or follow the Museum on Facebook.

Meet Sarah Norton – Community Programmer and Marketing Assistant

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Sarah Norton

This is my second summer working at Goulbourn Museum as a summer student. I do a wide variety of jobs including; off site presentations, assisting with Family Craft Days, and various other tasks that make every day new and exciting.

I am currently finishing my General Degree in Cultural Studies and Anthropology at Trent University and this fall I will be entering my first year of the Applied Museum Studies Program at Algonquin College.

By working at the Goulbourn Museum I am able to explore an assortment of jobs and tasks which sustain and maintain local heritage. This position has also allowed me to assist in the development of research and educational programs to keep local history alive.

Meet Mackenzie Bridgenaw – the Museum’s Curatorial Assistant for the Summer

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Mackenzie Bridgenaw

This is my first summer working with the Goulbourn Museum as one of their Curatorial Assistants. Needless to say, I was thrilled when hired and am enjoying my work with the Museum. In general, I have a broad amount of tasks to fulfill – largely working with the collection, accessioning and caring for it.

I have recently completed my studies at Algonquin College with the Applied Museum Studies program, and will be attending Carleton University’s Canadian Studies program this fall. My previous experience in the museum field was with my internship at the Museum of Canadian History (formerly Civilization) where I assisted in maintaining the ethnographic collection, managing loans and updating current exhibitions.

My experience with the Goulbourn Museum compliments the skills I will require in the future, and I am happy to work with such an exceptional staff.  I look forward to the coming months and all the experiences I will share with my colleagues.

DOORS OPEN: Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Goulbourn Museum’s collection

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Members of the 100th Regiment will be at Goulbourn Museum
this weekend for Doors Open Ottawa.

Goulbourn Museum cares for over 8,000 artefacts and this weekend only the public can get a rare private tour of the collection.

The Museum is once again participating in Doors Open Ottawa, a two-day event offering free access to over 120 of our National Capital’s most prestigious and architecturally appealing buildings; many of which are not normally open to the public.

Goulbourn Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7th and Sunday June 8th.  In addition to taking a scheduled tour, visitors can also learn the history of the buildings, enjoy spinning and weaving demonstrations by the Richmond Village Spinners and Weavers Guild, and historical reenactments by the 100th (Prince Regent’s County of Dublin) Regiment.

We hope to see you this weekend!

Please note that our Homegrown Heroes exhibit will be under construction during Doors Open. The official opening of this exhibit will be at our Father’s Day event on June 15th.

Beechwood Cemetery’s Annual Historical Walking Tour this Sunday, June 8th

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Costumed actors bring historical figures to life during the tour.

Save the date! It’s Beechwood Cemetery’s Annual Historical Walking Tour this Sunday.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of its outbreak, the theme for this year’s tour is the First World War. The tour includes five stops at the gravesites of men and women who fought in the trenches in Europe, cared for the injured or guided the country through the difficult war years. The tour will include war-time Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden, nurse Minnie Gallagher and Lt Alexis Helmer, whose death inspired John McRae’s famous poem, ‘In Flanders Fields.’ Costumed actors will bring these historical figures to life.

Don’t miss this stroll through beautiful and historic Beechwood, the National Cemetery of Canada.

Date: Sunday June 8, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Beechwood the National Cemetery of Canada, 280 Beechwood Ave.

For more information contact Nicole at 613-741-9530 ext 121, or email: info@beechwoodcemetery.com

The event is outdoors. Refreshments will be served after the tour. Enter by Beechwood Avenue entrance. Tour and parking are free. Wear good walking shoes.





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