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Calling All Artisans!

July 27th, 2022


We are excited to announce that our Old-Fashioned Christmas and Outdoor Artisan Market is back!

Goulbourn Museum is now accepting applications for its Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday, November 20th. All products must be original and handmade by the artist. The deadline for applications is September 18th, 2022.

To apply click HERE!

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Summer Volunteers Needed

July 22nd, 2022

Goulbourn Museum is seeking volunteers to help with gardening, painting, and general cleaning and tidying this summer. High school students are welcome! Staff will happily sign your forms for volunteer hours.


We have a vegetable garden, a native plant garden, and various flower beds. Would you like to learn about how to garden and grow your own vegetables and native plants? This is a great hands-on opportunity to receive guidance and information.

Already experienced at gardening? We would love your contribution and expertise!

After initial meet-and-greets and instruction, you are free to drop by as your schedule allows. We have all the tools you need and can teach you how to use them.


We have several outdoor painting projects that don’t require any skill! Help us spruce up our railings, panels, and doors. We provide all the equipment you need.

General Cleaning and Tidying:

After several years of being closed due to the pandemic, the Museum grounds could use a good summer cleaning. Raking, sweeping, pruning, washing windows, or picking up branches, there’s lots to do! No real skills needed. Just enthusiasm and the joy of seeing immediate results.

How to Get Started:

Fill out this form and we’ll get back to you soon:

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Summer Seekers In-Person Event; BACKYARD BUZZ

July 15th, 2022

Join us for this BUZZing Event!

On July 30th, Summer Seekers will be hosting our first in-person event: BACKYARD BUZZ! For only $5 per participant, you can drop in to the Museum anytime between 10:00AM and 2:00PM to participate in crafts and activities that will teach your child about the importance of plants in our lives and our history! Build a bee house, decode the secret message, and earn badges to win prizes!

Can’t make it to the event? We will also be offering take home kits, so you can bring our activities with you! Take home kits will be available through our gift shop after the event.

Space is limited, so pre-register today! To sign up click this link HERE!

*Activities are geared to ages 4-11. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event.*

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We’re open!

July 9th, 2022

After two-and-a-half long years, the Museum is finally open to the public again! Visitors are welcome Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer.

The History Centre is open by appointment only. Please call 613-831-2393 or email: for more information or to book a time.

The Museum celebrated its Grand Reopening with a free family event on Saturday, July 9th. It was wonderful to see the building alive with people exploring the exhibitions and children playing in the popular General Store again!




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July 2nd, 2022


On Saturday July 9, the Goulbourn Museum will be opening our doors to the public for the first time in over two years! Drop in anytime between 10am and 3pm to join us for a fun, casual, day full of family-friendly events.

Come walk the grounds, check out our community garden planted by local middle school students, visit our recently re-installed exhibitions, or go on a behind-the-scenes collections tour! There will be light refreshments and activities throughout the day, so drop in anytime!

The event and all the activities are free by donation. Through your generosity, we can continue to fulfill our community-driven mission and mandate, and preserve the cultural heritage of the area!

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NOW HIRING: Digitization Strategy Coordinator

June 29th, 2022


The Goulbourn Museum is excited to announce that we are looking to fill a 1-year contract for the position of Digitization Strategy Coordinator. Guided by the Museum’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report, the Digitization Strategy Coordinator will evaluate Museum assets and will guide the digitization, organization, publication, and preservation of Museum assets.

To learn more, or for more information on the application process, click this link HERE.

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Summertime Fun with the Goulbourn Museum!

June 17th, 2022


We’re excited to announce the rollout of our summer programming for the Summer of 2022! We have a variety of programs for youth of all ages!

Summer Seekers 2022


Summer Seekers is a program that was developed during Covid-19 as a way to inspire kids to get outside and connect with others. After listening closely to your feedback, we are excited to announce that this year we are launching SUMMER SEEKERS both virtually and in-person!

This exciting program will encourage kids to explore while teaching them about how people in Goulbourn lived and played throughout history! Every module has a themed set of activities, including games, crafts, recipes and more! As you complete the activities, you’ll learn new skills, collect badges, and have the chance to win prizes!

In the first module, SHOWTIME, you can learn all about the ways that children in Goulbourn Township used to play together through theatre and other games!

To get started click the image above or this link here! 

Or! You can participate by going to our website, and selecting “Virtual Programming” from the “Museum at Home” drop down menu at the top, then select the Summer Seekers 2022 program from the list!

Canada Day Take-Home Kits


Did you know that Canadians invented many of the games, products and foods that we use every day? Without these great Canadians, we wouldn’t have things like basketball, insulin, or peanut butter!

Back by popular demand, in time for Canada Day, the Goulbourn Museum has prepared a fun take-home kit that features materials to make your own delicious bannock, a thaumatrope, and a ring and pin game! You can also test your knowledge of Canadian inventions with our trivia game and test your searching skills with our online scavenger hunt!

Kits will be available to purchase by donation from the museum’s online gift shop (link below). Only 30 kits will be made, so be sure to act fast! Kits will be available for curbside pickup at the Goulbourn Museum starting Tuesday June 21st from 10am to 3pm each day. Don’t forget to bring a copy of your receipt when you come to pick up your kit!

For more information or if you have any questions, send an email to:

To Purchase a Kit please click the above image or right here!

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AGM Notice

June 13th, 2022

*Notice to All Members*

This is a reminder to all members that the AGM is being held tomorrow at 6:30pm via Zoom. If you have not registered to attend, please sign up for free on our Eventbrite signup page. If you are unable to attend, please take the time to fill out a proxy nomination form!

We look forwards to seeing you all!

Eventbrite Signup:

Proxy Form:

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*Event Postponed; Partners in Grime*

June 9th, 2022


As a result of damage to the trees on our property caused by the derecho in May, we are unable to safely proceed with the cleanup as planned for Saturday June 11; safety is our number one priority. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Stay tuned, however, for our continued remote programming like our What’s it Wednesday’s series and our With Love to All letters from Private Sefton Stewart, as well as upcoming in-person events like our Canada Day Booth and our Grand Reopening slated for July!

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*Event Postponed*

May 27th, 2022

*Event Postponed Notice*

Due to recent and unforeseen circumstances, we will no longer be able to participate in Doors Open Ottawa on June 4 and June 5. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Stay tuned however, as we continue to develop a behind the scenes tour of the collection space to be rolled out in the near-future!

For more information about Doors Open Ottawa and the other amazing local institutions participating, see their website at:

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