Local student’s photo chosen for cover of Museum Christmas card

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For the second year in a row, a photograph taken by Stittsville’s Jordyn Simpson will grace the cover of the Goulbourn Museum’s Christmas card. The Grade 11 student at South Carleton High School captured the winning image while volunteering as an event photographer during the Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on November 20th.

One of four volunteer photographers at the event, the 16-year-old’s picture was chosen from over 1,300 images taken that day. A selection of their photographs can be viewed on the Goulbourn Museum’s Facebook page.

Jordyn’s photo features a rustic tin star hanging from red burlap. “It is has an artistic simplicity and vintage Christmas vibe we just adore,” says Curator Manager Kathryn Jamieson.

 
This is the second year the Museum has included the community in its Christmas card design. “We’re excited to continue this tradition and happy to include our volunteers in the process,” says Kathryn.

An avid photographer, Jordyn has photographed the past two Christmas events at the Museum as well as Father’s Day Flashback in June. She also volunteered to transcribe panel text during her summer break.

The Christmas cards will be sent to members, donors, volunteers and contributors of the Goulbourn Museum.

Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market this Sunday

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Get a head-start on your Christmas shopping at Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday, November 20. This annual holiday celebration features local artisans, baked goodies, old world entertainment and festive crafts.

Vendors at this year’s event will be selling a diverse array of handmade goods including stained glass, heirloom preserves, chocolates, baked goodies, natural soaps, boiled wool mittens, jewelry, handcrafted wood products, children’s toys and accessories, photography, and more! See a complete list of all participating vendors, below.

The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa will be on-hand to help children pen letters to Santa and assist adults in drafting decorative gift tags. Families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and trim an outdoor tree with decorations of yesteryear. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

The Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market takes place this Sunday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2064 Huntley Road in Stittsville. Goulbourn Museum is a registered charity that tells the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and offers interactive and hands-on exhibits. Admission to the Museum is free, but donations are always appreciated.

The following artisans will be selling their handmade wares at our event:

A Touch of Glass
Black Sheep Artisan
Carruthers Cakes and Candies
Classy Carry-Alls
Crazy4Crafts
Elements Photography
Eve’s Elements
Glitzy Bubbles
His & Hers Home Co
Madewithlovebyaly
Marketa’s Creations
Monkey Mud Pottery
Quilts & Material Things
Redefined Wood
Sandee’s Country Kitchen
Sheila Cain-Sample Pen and Pencil Artist
The Beckwitch
Two Hammers
Wild Woolly Handmade Luxury Soap

Meet the Artisan: The Beckwitch

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The Beckwitch, a local company that makes and sells everything from heirloom preserves and infused sea salts, to soap, fabric crafts and wood and glass art, will be bringing their creations to the Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on November 20th. They are also your local source for garlic!

Join us at the Museum on November 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the Artisan Market, families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, pen letters to the North Pole with help from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and try their hand at vintage holiday crafts. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

 

Meet the Artisan: Carruthers Cakes and Candies

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What’s a holiday market without fluffy light truffles, gooey caramel, and decadent chocolate bark? Carruthers Cakes and Candies has all the special treats to make your Christmas sweet!

Join us on November 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market. In addition to the Artisan Market, families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, pen letters to the North Pole with help from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and try their hand at vintage holiday crafts. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

 

Meet the Artisan: Crazy4Crafts

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Mary Cooke of Crazy4Crafts will be back in the vendor tent this year with her handmade puppets and character hats. Her repertoire includes Sesame Street, Ninja Turtles and superhero puppets as well as Minion dolls, and blankets.

The Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20th at the Goulbourn Museum. In addition to the Artisan Market, families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, pen letters to the North Pole with help from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and try their hand at vintage holiday crafts. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager Receives Ontario Museum Association Promising Leadership Award of Excellence

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Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager, Kathryn Jamieson, left, with Museum Member John Maguire.

 

Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager has won an Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Award of Excellence.

Kathryn Jamieson received the 2016 Promising Leadership Award of Excellence at the OMA Annual Conference in Mississauga on Thursday night. The OMA Award of Excellence in Community Engagement is presented to emerging professionals, of any position or institution, who have shown promising leadership within the museum community. An emerging professional is an individual within the first ten years of their professional career.

“The Awards of Excellence is our opportunity to recognize those institutions and individuals who exemplify their roles in the museum sector, reminding us of the impact museums have on their communities, and on Ontario as a province,” says Marie G. Lalonde, Executive Director of the Ontario Museum Association.

Former colleague, Laura Gibbs, a museum coordinator with the City of Toronto, says Ms. Jamieson has taken every leadership challenge and opportunity that has been presented to her with integrity, a willingness to learn, curiosity and tact.

“This is very well deserved,” says Goulbourn Museum Chairperson, Keith Hobbs, who expressed the Board of Directors’ congratulations to Kathryn Jamieson on receipt of the OMA award. “The museum and surrounding community are well served by her enthusiasm and proficiency.”

Ms. Jamieson has successfully taken on the challenge of transforming the museum into a community hub whose attendance has increased by over 180% in the four years that she has occupied this position. She plans to expand and develop the museum even further.

Ms. Jamieson is a member of the Ottawa Museum Network Board of Directors, on which she has been Treasurer, Vice-Chair, and Chairperson, and through which she is involved in multiple other committees. She is also the Co-Chair of the Ottawa Museum and Archives Collection Committee, and has recently begun teaching in the Applied Museum Studies program at Algonquin College. Ms. Jamieson is a leader in the Ontario museum community, dedicated to improving her museum at the community level, mentoring the next generation of heritage professionals, and advocating for museums and heritage to become a governmental priority.

Goulbourn Museum is a registered charity located in Stittsville. It tells the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and offers interactive and hands-on exhibits. Its collection includes over 9,000 artefacts as well as a collection of over 40,000 artefacts from an archeological dig in Richmond.

Meet the Artisan: Eve’s Elements – Artful Handcrafted Jewellery

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We’re thrilled to have Eve’s Elements join our Outdoor Artisan Market this year!

Eve’s Elements incorporates objects to adorn you: metal, leather, ceramic and glass are transformed into necklaces, earrings and bracelets for your pleasure.

“Colour, texture and shape inspire me to create handmade jewellery – pieces as enjoyable to wear as they are to share,” says artist Eve Elliott.

The Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20th at the Goulbourn Museum. In addition to the Artisan Market, families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, pen letters to the North Pole with help from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and try their hand at vintage holiday crafts. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

Meet the Artisan: Claude LeBel – Redefined Wood

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The Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market is fast approaching on Sunday, November 20th. The vendor tent will be bursting with talented artisans including Claude LeBel of Redefined Wood.

Claude LeBel has been producing beautiful woodturned creations such as bowls, platters, bottle stoppers, and pens for over nine years. His one-of-a-kind pieces are made with domestic and exotic woods. Form and function are important elements in his designs because he believes that not only should his pieces be nice to look at, they should be used and enjoyed as well.

Claude has studied under world-renowned woodturners such as Mike Mahoney and Jimmy Clewes. Claude is passionate about the creative woodturning process and his artistic flare adds to the beauty and uniqueness of his creations.

The Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20th at the Goulbourn Museum. In addition to the Artisan Market, families can pose for a photo with Santa in the Village Store, pen letters to the North Pole with help from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, and try their hand at vintage holiday crafts. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy warm comfort food from The Hot Potato Company for lunch.

The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Rd. in Stittsville.

Goulbourn Museum Seeking Part-Time Employee

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The Goulbourn Museum is seeking a part-time employee to fill the fixed-term contract position of Collections and Programming Administrator (CPA). This is a contract position for Maternity Leave coverage. The CPA will provide excellent customer service; perform collections management duties; assist with programming, special events, research and exhibitions; write articles for the Museum’s newsletters and social media; and, record the minutes at the Board of Directors’ meetings.

The successful candidate will have a background in museum studies, history, social science, education or related discipline and experience working in a museum environment. He/she will be able to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team setting. She/he will be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions, perform physical labour and be willing to work flexible hours.

The CPA may work up to 30 hours per week, but a typical work-week will see two 7.5 hour shifts on weekends with the occasional weekday shift. During the summer months, there may be the potential for an increase in hours. Some evening and weekday and statutory holiday work is required. This fixed-term contract begins in mid-November and could extend up to 72 weeks. The wage for this position is $14.00 per hour. Post-secondary students are encouraged to apply.

Candidates require excellent English language and computer competency skills. French language skills and knowledge of basic hand tools are an asset. There is no public transportation to the Museum site. Applications will only be accepted by email at goulbmus@rogers.com until 12:00 noon on Friday, October 28, 2016. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Goulbourn Museum shares the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and early life in the former Goulbourn Township. Located just south of Stittsville in Ottawa’s west end, Goulbourn Museum houses a diverse collection of artefacts and many interactive exhibitions. These include The 100th Regiment of Foot, dedicated to the soldiers who settled Goulbourn Township in 1818; Goulbourn Township’s Pioneers, about early life in the communities; and The Village Store where children can dress in costume to barter or shop for supplies. Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, ON.
613-831-2393 | www.goulbournmuseum.ca

Call for vendors: Outdoor Artisan Market November 20th

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The Goulbourn Museum is currently accepting vendor applications for its Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market.

The market will be held on Sunday, November 20th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Goulbourn Museum (2064 Huntley Road in Stittsville). This is a juried show and all products must be handmade. There are just 15 spaces available for this market.

Deadline for applications is September 16, 2016.

Click HERE to apply.





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