LYDIA BURKE: A strong woman beside the successful man

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War of 1812: Bicentennial Celebration

 
Copy of the couple’s 1817 marriage licence obtained from St-Gabriel Presbyterian Church in Montreal
by descendant Barbara McCourt.  

She was Lydia Grant, an Irish woman who married a career officer, George Thew Burke, a captain in the 100th Regiment of Foot, who fought with Sir Isaac Brock at Queenston Heights and with Wellington at Waterloo. This devoted couple raised their nine children in Richmond where he was superintendent of the military settlement, a colonel in the militia and a MP in the Parliament of Upper Canada. She died at 37 years of age.

Discover more about Lydia Burke at the Exceptional Women exhibit at the Goulbourn Museum on Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration has something for all ages, including historical re-enactors and presentations, War of 1812-themed crafts, new exhibitions and even an old-fashioned photo booth.

War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration

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Join us for our War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration!  Help us to commemorate the War and our community’s direct connection. Bring your family & friends and enjoy military re-enactors, games, exhibitions, presentations, sales and much more. This Bicentennial Celebration will take place both indoors and outdoors on the Museum grounds. For more information, please visit www.goulbournmuseum.ca, email education@goulbournmuseum.ca, or call 613-831-2393.

Summertime is Funtime

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The warm weather is here & school is out! Kids will have a blast creating crafts that embrace the best season of all For kids ages 4-11.  Please call 613-831-2393 or email education@goulbournmuseum.ca to register and guarantee a spot.

Boat Races & Activities

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Sunshine, water and warm weather inspire the crafts and activities for kids at this event.  Watch as kids attempt to make a sea worthy boat and race them in our wading pool For kids ages 4-11.  Please call 613-831-2393 or email education@goulbournmuseum.ca to register and guarantee a spot.

AGATHE NOWLAN: Love letters from the war front

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War of 1812: Bicentennial Celebration
 


Credit Maurice Nowlan’s letters from the war front were cherished by Agathe, “my Dearest jewel.” Letters from Bibliotheque et Archives Nationales du Quebec.

Montreal’s high society was the setting for romance as the dashing Irish officer from the 100th Regiment of Foot wooed the wealthy French-Canadian woman. Lieut. Maurice Nowlan went off to guard the Canadian borders so the young couple wrote copious letters — he in various forts, and she at her parents’ home. Prior to a night attack, Lieut. Nowlan’s final letter is a poignant tribute to their love.

Discover more about Agathe Nowlan at the Exceptional Women exhibit at the Goulbourn Museum on Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration has something for all ages, including historical re-enactors and presentations, War of 1812-themed crafts, new exhibitions and even an old-fashioned photo booth.

JANE VAUGHAN: A lady in love with an Irish soldier

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War of 1812: Bicentennial Celebration


Her family was fleeing the troubles in Ireland when a shipboard romance changed a young girl’s life. The image is the front cover of Jane Barrett’s 1976 novel, Woman of Ireland.

Lady Jane Copeland fell madly in love with the handsome passenger on the tall ship heading for the Canadian colonies. But her Irish mother was not happy at the intention of her teenaged daughter to marry this red-coated soldier from the 100th Regiment of Foot, especially during a war with the United States. But the headstrong girl married William Vaughan without her mother’s blessing.


Discover more about Jane Vaughan at the Exceptional Women exhibit at the Goulbourn Museum on Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration has something for all ages, including historical re-enactors and presentations, War of 1812-themed crafts, new exhibitions and even an old-fashioned photo-booth.

Musket Demos

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The 84th Highland Regiment just gave a musket demonstration outside the Museum! They will be giving demonstrations hourly until 5 p.m. today (Sunday June 3) for Doors Open Ottawa :)

Doors Open Ottawa

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We’re happy to participate in Doors Open Ottawa again this year. Today (Sunday June 3) we are offering behind-the-scene tours to show you our collection AND we have a military re-enactment group here to show us their camp and to give musket demonstrations. Join us from 10-5 :)

To see more of the building participating in Doors Open, click here.

CATHERINE LYON: Living dangerously in a war zone

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War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration

Credit: A letter by Cathe Lyon on Oct. 16, 1814, from the Archives of Ontario

Catherine Lyon coped with danger every day as the young bride stayed with her husband, Lieut. George Lyon, in British forts under attack on the Niagara frontier. At the Battle of Chippawa, Lieut. Lyon was seriously injured in cannon fire from an American invading army. Catherine later wrote her aunt fearing that if another “dreadful battle” would break out, the British troops would suffer defeat. Luckily, the Americans returned to the United States. 

Discover more about Catherine Lyon at the new exhibit, launching at the Goulbourn Museum on Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration has something for all ages, including historical re-enactors and presentations, War of 1812-themed crafts, new exhibitions and even an old-fashioned photo booth.

Meet the Artists: Julie & Vivianne Stewart

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Fine Fibre Finds was started as a recycling project a few years to see if we could do some good for the environment and for ourselves.  We enjoy taking apart, washing and measuring the yarns available for their next life.  Vivianne is an honours student at her French High school as well as an avid equestrian. Julie is also bilingual, enjoys fiber arts along with painting and many activities that inspire her.
 
On Sunday May 27, 2012, Julie will be selling her finds in the Uniquely Goulbourn: Spring Art Show & Sale from 1-4 in the Museum AND facilitating the Museum’s Yap & Yarn knitting circle in the History Centre from 1-3. Why not stop by the show, pick up some new yarn and join in the knitting circle? For more information, email us :)




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