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Archeological dig in Richmond

July 30th, 2012

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.

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War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration

June 12th, 2012

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, email, or call 613-831-2393.

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Summertime is Funtime

June 12th, 2012

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 to register and guarantee a spot.

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Boat Races & Activities

June 12th, 2012

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 to register and guarantee a spot.

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Meet the Artists: Elisabeth Hare

May 18th, 2012

Elizabeth Hare is the Owner/Designer of Precious Bloom Baby Boutique: A healthier home, a healthier baby: located in Barrhaven. She will be showcasing a variety of healthy baby gift packages, with all items hand-made using quality, hypoallergenic, 100% cotton (including organic) fabric. You can find out more about her work on her website.

Elizabeth will be selling her gift packages at the Museum’s Uniquely Goulbourn: Spring Art Show & Sale on May 27 from 1-4. Hope to see you there!

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Book list: your guide to the War of 1812

May 6th, 2012

This year is the bicentennial of the War of 1812, so inquiries about the 100th Regiment of Foot (who settled Richmond and surrounding area in 1818 after fighting in the War of 1812), have become more and more frequent. It is wonderful to see such an interest in Canadian history, and also to see such an interest in the history of our local community.

To celebrate the bicentennial, we’re busy planning for a big event here at the Museum on Sunday June 17, 2012. Our volunteer researcher (and new member of our Board of Directors) Kurt Johnson has spent many months researching the War of 1812, the 100th Regiment, as well as various fascinating women connected to the War for a new exhibit.

Kurt has read so many books on the subject that he wrote an article for the Ottawa Citizen highlighting his top 12 choices. Follow this link to read Kurt’s 12 about 1812: A bicentennial guide to a dozen historical book about the historic war. And to purchase your copy of For King & Canada by A. Barry Roberts, click here.

To hear more from Kurt, follow him on Twitter: @kurtjohnson46

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March Break Update: It’s going Great!

March 14th, 2012

March Break is going Great!
So far so good with our March Break 1/2 Day camps! We’ve done “Spring colours” and “Birds and Nature” and the kids are really enjoying themselves! Above you see some of the girls painting there chicks for Birds and Nature, they also made small owls out of Styrofoam balls and felt! All the crafts are working out quite well and everyone is having a blast!
Today’s theme is Knick Knacks and Keepsake where they kids are going to make hanging signs for there homes.
We still have space available for Friday’s 1/2 day camp, so come celebrate St. Patrick’s day with us.
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March Break: St. Patrick’s Day

March 9th, 2012

It’s all about the colour green! 

Friday March 16, 2012 is St. Patrick’s Day at the museum! Come celebrate the Irish holiday with St. Patricks day themed crafts and activities from 1pm-4 pm and get your Irish on! It’s $20 per day/ per child, so sign up now, spots are still available!

Goulbourn Museum will be hosting March Break all next week from 1 pm -4 pm with a different theme each day! For more information call the museum at 613-831-2393 or email us here!

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March Break: Photos & Frames

March 8th, 2012

Thursday March 15: Photos & Frames

Kids will take part in activities associated with Photos and Frames, have your child make a portrait of themselves, decorate frames and other fun things at the museum!

Come celebrate March Break at the Goulbourn Museum! Fun activities and crafts are lined up for each day of the break. Goulbourn Museum will be hosting 1/2 day camps each day of the week with a different theme every day. The cost is $20 per day, per child, spots are filling up fast so please call 613-831-2393 or email is today!

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March Breaks Keepsakes and Knick Knacks

March 7th, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, from 1-4 p.m., Goulbourn Museum will be continuing to celebrate March Break with a new theme Keepsakes & Knick Knacks. Kids will be making a variety of knick knack crafts that they can take home and keep for as long as they wish! Kids will also take part in games and activities throughout the afternoon.
Goulbourn Museum is offering ½ day crafts camps from 1-4 throughout the whole week of March Break (March 12-16), it costs $20 per day, per child. Everyday has a different theme so call the museum to get information on our ½ day camps throughout the week. The camp is aimed at children ages 7-11, all materials are provided and a light snack will be provided.

Our March break camp is filling up fast so call today at 613-831-2393 or send us an email!

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