Artisan Profile: Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap

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Clare Gallant, owner of Clare's Old Farmhouse Soap.

Clare Gallant, owner of Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap, will be bringing her handmade natural soap, body butter, sugar scrub and lip balm to the Museum’s Outdoor Artisan Market on November 22nd.

Clare started making soap 10 years ago in order to provide natural alternatives for her family and friends. When her products were met with rave reviews and demand for them grew, Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap was born!

Artisan Profile: Carruthers Cakes and Candy

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We are thrilled to announce that Carruthers Cakes and Candy are returning to share their sweet, sweet love at our Outdoor Artisan Market. Owner Cyndie Carruthers says, “I believe we eat with our eyes.” If that’s the case, get ready to feast yours on her decadent truffles, buttery peanut brittle, dipped and decorated pretzel sticks, and soft sugar cookies!

Artisan Profile: Black Sheep Artisan

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Black Sheep Artisan showcases the work of Katy Hampson-Reid. Katy creates felted wool and polar fleece lined mittens made from 80-100% wool sweaters. Each pair of wool mittens is sewed by Katy, are 100% unique to each other, and washable.

Black Sheep Artisan began in 2014 as a labour of love to create gifts for friends and family while using upcycled materials. The demand was significant. “We chose to start selling them publicly and the reception as been great! We have not looked back.”

Katy will be bringing her mitten masterpieces to the Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on November 22. Save the date & bring the whole family – there will be free holiday activities, photos with Santa, and more!

Artisan Profile: The Beckwitch

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Penny and Greg Foster of The Beckwitch.

 

Greg and Penny Foster are the brains behind The Beckwitch, a local company that makes and sells heirloom preserves, spicy preserves, infused sea salts, kilned glass art, and artisan soaps. They will be bringing their blends to the Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on November 22.

Their unique preserves include: dandelion jelly, lilac jelly, viola jelly, candied hot peppers, lavender jelly, rhubarb tea jam, crab apple lavender jam, holy fawk jelly (very very hot pepper jelly), clover jelly, and rhubarb jalapeno jam). As for their infused sea salts, you’ll find smoke infused sea salt, red wine salt, sriracha lime sea salt and more. The Beckwith also specializes low sugar preserves.

The Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market is a holiday celebration featuring local artisans, baked goodies, old world entertainment and festive crafts. The event is generously sponsored by Minto Potter’s Key.

Outdoor Artisan Market & Old-Fashioned Christmas set for November 22

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Shop local and handmade at Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The vendor tent will be bursting with talented artisans selling a diverse array of handmade goods. Over the next two weeks we will be profiling each of the vendors individually but, for now, here is a list of the awesome people you will encounter:

The Beckwitch

Black Sheep Artisan

Carruther’s Cakes & Candies

Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap

Crazy4Crafts

Dragonfly Dreamers

His & Hers Home Co.

Lilly Luvs Bowtique

Marketa’s Creations

Monkey Mud Pottery

Mud Mitts

Sandee’s Country Kitchen

Sheila Cain-Sample Pen & Pencil Artist

Touch of Glass

Tracy Kerr Elements Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goulbourn Museum Seeking Project Coordinator (Contract)

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The Goulbourn Museum is seeking a contract employee to fill the fixed-term contract position of Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will help the Museum fulfill its commitment to the World War Commemorations Community Fund. Responsibilities include developing and launching one travelling exhibition, one temporary exhibition, three interactive activities, a WWI themed educational program, a historical presentation, and a commemorative event.

The Project Coordinator will work 37.5 hours per week with some evening, weekend and statutory holiday work required. The fixed-term contract will be for 26 weeks, beginning October 5, 2015 and ending March 31, 2016. The wage for this position is $15.50 per hour. Post-secondary students are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have a background in museum studies, history, project management, social science, education or related discipline and experience working in a museum environment. He/she will be able to accept direction, multi-task and work independently as well as in a team setting.

Candidates require excellent research and writing skills, computer competency, organizational skills, and fluency in the English language. French language skills and knowledge of basic hand tools are assets. There is no public transportation to the Museum site. Applications will only be accepted by email at goulbmus@rogers.com until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to the Goulbourn Museum’s satisfaction.

Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, ON.
613-831-2393 | goulbournmuseum.ca

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 CPA will work 17.5 hours per week primarily on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, although some evening and weekday and statutory holiday work is required. The fixed-term contract could extend up to 54 weeks beginning in mid-November. The wage for this position is $14.00 per hour. Post-secondary students are encouraged to apply.

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. He/she will be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions, perform physical labour and be willing to work flexible hours.

Candidates require excellent English language and computer competency skills. French language skills, museum experience and knowledge of basic hand tools an asset. There is no public transportation to the Museum site. Applications will only be accepted by email at goulbmus@rogers.com until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to the Goulbourn Museum’s satisfaction.

Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, ON.
613-831-2393 | goulbournmuseum.ca

Cheapflights Sponsors Museum

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We are thrilled to announce that Cheapflights has joined us as a Community Outreach Sponsor. “Being a Registered Charity, the Goulbourn Museum relies on Community Outreach Sponsors such as Cheapflights to help us fulfill our mandate,” says Kathryn Jamieson, the Museum’s Curator Manager.

Each year, Cheapflights helps millions of travelers around the world find the best selection of cheap flights and travel deals. Cheapflights.ca serves Canada with an extensive choice of flight and hotel options from local partners as well as news, deals and travel information geared to the Canadian traveller.

The online travel experts partner with hundreds of providers – big and small – to bring you affordable and personalized travel options. Their powerful search technology opens up new travel possibilities and helps you see the world on a budget. With the click of a button you can search and compare cheap flights from 1000s of airlines, travel agents and travel sites.

“At Cheapflights, we think communities and culture matter,” says Brittany Dietz, Cheapflights editor. “Whether you travel across the world or down the street, there is no better way to make connections than by tapping into the people and traditions of a community. Our motto is “let’s open our world,” and that includes the communities right in our own backyards.”

Ways in which you can follow Cheapflights include: Facebook | Instagram | Blog | Twitter

Become a Vendor at our Outdoor Christmas Market

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Goulbourn Museum is accepting applications for its Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market. The Market will be held on Sunday, November 22nd from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 2064 Huntley Road. Deadline for applications is September 27, 2015.

We are currently seeking talented vendors selling original handcrafted items to fill 15+ positions in a variety of specialties such as: clothing and accessories (for kids, adults & pets!), bath and body, toys, home décor, Christmas greenery, art, textiles, treats, and baked goods.

In addition to the outdoor market, this annual family event also offers festive Old-Fashioned Christmas activities including a children’s station for writing letters to Santa, Old-Fashioned photos with Santa and charming old-world entertainment.

Note: The artisan market takes place outdoors in an enclosed tent. Vendors will be responsible for dressing appropriately for the cold weather.

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:
Send an email to marketing@goulbournmuseum.ca with:
• Your name
• Your business name
• A short description of your handmade goods
• Contact info and business site(s) (web/blog/facebook/etsy)
• A minimum of 3 quality photographs of your product(s) including 1 photo of your booth set up (Jpeg only, please). If selected as a vendor, your photos may be used at our discretion to advertise the show.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
This is a juried event. Vendors will be chosen carefully to ensure a balanced representation of each category.
Applications will be accepted by email only.
Deadline for applications is September 27, 2015
Only complete applications will be considered.
Acceptance letters will be emailed no later than October 2, 2015 and will include a contract for you to sign and return with payment.

FEES & REQUIREMENTS:
Space rental is $45 and includes one 6’ table and two chairs.
Vendors are required to provide one handmade item valued at a minimum of $10 for a fundraising raffle. Each vendor must provide a table covering to fit the table provided.

If selected, fees must be paid and contract received no later than October 9, 2015.

Please do NOT send payment until you have received a notice of acceptance. 

New Exhibit Explores the Origin of Goulbourn’s Street Names

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An 1879 map from Belden’s Atlas (a portion seen here) shows the boundaries of the former Goulbourn Township.

 

Goulbourn Museum is launching its new exhibit Back to our Routes: The Evolution of Goulbourn’s Streets on June 21st. The exhibit delves into the origin of community and street names in old Goulbourn. “We’ll also be exploring the origin of street names in more recent communities and even areas that are currently under development,” says Tracey Donaldson, Education and Community Programmer.

The Minto Group recently named its first community in Stittsville through a naming contest, a first for both developer and city. They christened this new area Potter’s Key, in honour of Mrs. Ethel May Potter who owned the two-acre lot at 209 Carp Road almost 60 years ago. This story, and the key which is now part of the Museum’s collection, have been incorporated into the the exhibit.

The exhibition will also relay “fun facts” such as when Stittsville got its first street light and the definition of a corduroy road. Artefacts from the Museum’s collection will help narrate the story and bring the exhibit to life.

While it won’t be possible to include every street name, the Museum is hoping to get the public’s help in compiling a comprehensive list after the launch. “If you don’t see your street name, or you know how your street got its name, there will be a file here for you to add that information,” says Donaldson.

The exhibit launch takes place on Sunday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Father’s Day Flashback. The Museum will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an old world celebration featuring medieval fights, blacksmith & calligraphy demonstrations, Goulbourn’s Old “27” Fire Truck, food, games, face painting and much more.

Hope to see you on Father’s Day!





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