New travelling exhibit: the 100th Regiment of Foot

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Today we installed a new bilingual and portable version of our exhibit all about the 100th Regiment at the Stittsville Library. This exhibit features a life-size silhouette of a soldier so you can see if you “measure-up” and meet one of the enlistment requirements, as well as information about the War of 1812 and the soldier’s transition from Northern Ireland to Canada. And just to make sure the panel was working, we asked a few children (and staff) to pose with the silhouette :) On display at the Library from August 1-31.

After checking this exhibit, why not stop by the Museum and learn the rest of the story – we have a new exhibit about the Exceptional Women in the War of 1812 on now, as well as an exhibit called Voyage of Goulbourn’s 100th Regiment :)

Archeological dig in Richmond

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Earlier this summer, Paul Thibaudeau of Intermesh Enterprises invited the Museum Board, staff and Friends out for a tour of an archeological dig site that his team is working on in Richmond. His team has been working around a well and foundation on property that once belonged to Captain George Lyon, who fought in the War of 1812 with the 100th Regiment and was a later a local businessman and politician. To date, they have found more than 8000 artefacts. Our group really enjoyed the tour, so we though we’d share some of our photos from the day.

Majic 100: Museum of the Week, part 2

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Here is the ad you will hear on Majic 100 (today only!) for our Bicentennial Celebration event tomorrow. We have a lot of fun activities planned, including a craft called Mako a Shako, a game called Find the Shilling, and a photo booth where you can dress in period costume and pose for pictures. We also have two new exhibits about the War of 1812 launching, a presentation planned, a silent auction with tons of local goodies, a book sale and even a BBQ.

The Ottawa Museum Network has set up a contest with the station so listeners have a chance to win the new Connexion Card, an annual family pass to nine local museums in Ottawa, with tons of great benefits!

Enter the Museum of the Week contest here.
Check out the Ottawa Museum Network here.

LAURA SECORD: A heroine forgotten in her lifetime

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War of 1812: Bicentennial Celebration

Laura Secord was taken by native scouts to tell her news to British soldiers on June 22, 1813. Image from Canadian Military Heritage Gateway website.


Laura Secord is our most celebrated heroine. But after the war, people of Upper Canada paid little attention to the heroic act of this Loyalist woman who lived in virtual obscurity, struggling to make financial ends meet. In 1860, the Prince of Wales learned of Laura’s wartime heroism and gave a gift of 100 pounds. It was her first public recognition. But it would be nearly a century until a monument was raised to pay tribute to this brave woman. 

Discover more about Laura Secord 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.

We’re Majic 100’s Museum of the Week

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We’re proud to say that Goulbourn Museum is the Museum of the Week on the radio station Majic 100. The Ottawa Museum Network has set up a contest with the station so listeners have a chance to win the new Connexion Card, an annual family pass to nine local museums in Ottawa, with tons of great benefits!

Enter the Museum of the Week contest here.
Check out the Ottawa Museum Network here.

And most importantly, visit the Museum this Sunday, June 17 for our big War of 1812: Bicentennial Celebration! We have a lot of fun activities planned, including a craft called Mako a Shako, a game called Find the Shilling, and a photo booth where you can dress in period costume and pose for pictures. We also have two new exhibits about the War of 1812 launching, a presentation planned, a silent auction with tons of local goodies, a book sale and even a BBQ.

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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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.





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