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Exceptional Women of the War of 1812 Lecture at Richmond Library

December 5th, 2012

Kurt Johnson

Discover how four women from Richmond and Goulbourn Township endured the hardships and dangers of wartime in Upper Canada. 
 
On Dec. 12th our very own Kurt Johnson will be giving a lecture at the Richmond Branch of the Ottawa Public Library about Exceptional Women of the War of 1812. He will be recounting the stories of pioneer women who, along with their soldier husbands, experienced trials and tribulations during the War of 1812. 
 
The lecture begins at 2:30 p.m. Click HERE for more information or to register.

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Meet the Baker – Ruby Rabbit

November 30th, 2012


With a passion for food and a flair for creating smiles, owner Galaxy Phan founded Ruby Rabbit in 2011.  Gluten intolerant herself, Galaxy ventured off to make the world a happier place. 
Ruby Rabbit is committed to providing delicious gluten free food made with natural ingredients. Products are baked from scratch and are free of preservatives, and artificial colourings and flavourings.  The result – real food with great taste.  
This Sunday from 1-4 pm at the Goulbourn Museum, Ruby Rabbit will be offering crowd favourites such as pumpkin spice, banana coconut and lemon cranberry bread. Come visit us and take a leap of taste!

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Meet the Baker – Bez Gluten Free

November 30th, 2012

Bez Gluten Free makes gluten-free baked goods that taste like the real thing. Their kitchen produces sweet loaves such as banana bread, brownies, tarts, cupcakes and cookies
“We have two goals: One to have our goodies taste just like the real thing and secondly, to make gluten-free affordable so our products are priced similarly to other high quality items,” says Samantha, one of the owners at Bez. “We pride ourselves on our quality so gluten-eaters and not just those who are gluten-free, can enjoy them.”
Treats from Bez Gluten Free will be available at the Museum this Sunday, December 2 from 1-4 pm.

To find out more about Bez Gluten Free visit their blog or facebook page.



 

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Meet Artists Melissa Bolton & Julie Lemoy

November 30th, 2012


Melissa Bolton and Julie Lemoy will be among the artisans peddling their wares at the Goulbourn Museum this Sunday.
Melissa, an upper level doctoral student in psychology, uses jewelry making as a creative outlet and relaxation tool. “I enjoy both the tactile process and being afforded the ability to attend markets and shows to meet new people and liaison with local artists.” 
Melissa’s wide range of handmade jewelry ranges from $5 to $45.
Julie is a familiar face at the Museum’s Yap & Yarn sessions and will be selling her knit wear at the Art & Craft Sale. Her selection includes baby clothes and blankets, scarves, ladies wear, children’s wear and dog coats.

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Meet the Artists behind Fine Fibre Finds

November 29th, 2012


Julie and Vivianne started Fine Fibre Finds as a recycling project a few years ago to see if they could do some good for the environment and for themselves. They carefully select quality sweaters and enjoy taking apart, washing and measuring the yarns for their next life. They hand wash the fibers with organic soap and air dry each skein to keep it environmentally friendly.  As a result, Fine Fibre Finds can offer recycled yarn and fibers at a fraction of the cost of buying it new ( 25-50% less ).
Julie, Vivianne and their fine fibres will be at the Museum on Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 1-4 pm for Uniquely Goulbourn – Art & Craft Sale.
For more information about Fine Fibre Finds, check out their website or drop them an email.  

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Meet the Artist – Clare Gallant

November 28th, 2012


A desire to raise her children as naturally as possible led Clare Gallant to start making soap and other bath and body products.  Clare is dedicated to keeping her products as close to nature as she can, while at the same time creating luxurious products that pamper and nourish one’s skin. A consumer of handmade soap for over twenty-five years, she founded Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap and has been producing her own products for seven years.  Although certain products are regularly available at craft shows and by appointment, Clare welcomes special requests and custom orders.  
For more information about Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap visit her website.  
Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap will have a booth at Uniquely Goulbourn – Art & Craft Sale being held at the Museum from 1-4 pm this Sunday, Dec. 2nd.

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Meet the Artist – Wendy Southin

November 28th, 2012

The main focus of Wendy Southin’s business Dragonfly Dreamers is jewelry created using a combination of metalsmithing techniques. Anything from sawing, stamping, hammering, to riveting and patinas may be used on a single creation. She also creates altered art pieces on canvas, mirrors or other interesting objects with a vintage, grungy look and feel. Wendy’s finished work appeals to creative souls who are looking for that special something that speaks to them from within and has that one of a kind Artisan quality, look and feel.
See Wendy’s work on her blog, etsy blog or follow her on facebook & twitter.

Wendy will have her one-of-a-kind handmade pieces available for sale at Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale being held at the Goulbourn Museum on Dec. 2 from 1-4 pm.

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Meet the Artist – Sheila Cain-Sample

November 27th, 2012


This Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 1-4 pm the Museum will be abuzz with local artisans at Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale. All week we will be introducing you to the Artists and their talents.
 
Sheila Cain-Sample is a Canadian Artist, mother, wife and full time friend to the environment. Sheila works primarily in graphite for the detail and contrast but she also uses coloured pencil occasionally for the depth and richness.  Photo Realism is her passion so photography plays a big part in her creative process as that is where she plans her composition.   
Sheila also sits on the Museum’s Board of Directors and is curating this Sunday’s art show.  See Sheila’s work on her blog, her photography blog, her Etsy site, or follow her on Twitter.

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Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale

November 26th, 2012

On Dec. 2nd from 1-4 pm the Goulbourn Museum will be alive with local artisans, fresh holiday baking and colourful poinsettias. Kids can make a holiday swag out of fresh greenery while you shop for unique Christmas presents made by some of Goulbourn’s finest artists.

Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Show is an opportunity to shop locally for fine handmade gifts of jewelry, art, soap, hand-turned wood, and knitting. The 3rd Stittsville Pathfinders will be selling baked goods and raising money for a trip to Switzerland and there will be two specialty bakers selling gluten-free baking.

Stay tuned to our blog this week for profiles of each of the artists. Hope to see you on Sunday!

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Letters from the Front – Part 7

November 19th, 2012


Throughout the month of November we will be posting excerpts from a selection of wartime correspondence between Pte. Sefton Stewart of the 77th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, and his family in Richmond, Ontario.  The complete letters will be on display at the Stittsville Public Library in the Museum’s exhibit honouring Goulbourn in wartime.
This is letter number seven.
The Goulbourn Museum’s wartime display at the Stittsville Library.

Somewhere in France – December 31, 1916
Dear Mother:
                Just came out of the trenches after being in for six days which included Christmas.  It was certainly a new Xmas for us.  It continued raining throughout the day; everything was quite quiet all day until coming on night when they opened up their artillery quite freely, keeping this up longer than usual.  On our side, the bombardment didn’t cause much harm.
                Got two parcels from you sent some time ago.  Had a letter from Earl the other day.  He was getting along splendidly.  He is a lucky lad all right as he will miss all the bad weather and will hardly be back here again.  Sid and Ervie are both fine.  Haven’t seen Arthur but have seen some of his Battalion who told me he was fine.  Did you get any of those Xmas cards I sent?
                I got a letter from you, Jonathan Craig and a Xmas card from Irene Neelin.  We haven’t yet seen the plum pudding they spoke of in the papers but we may get something extra tomorrow.
                I suppose you have nice cold weather in Canada.  How are they getting along their rink which I heard was to be started some time ago?
                The trenches are very muddy this time of the year, being half full of water in some places.  Have been using long, hip rubber boots when in the worst parts of the line.  On Xmas day we nearly had a few Fritzies coming over.  We were out in a saf, which is a trench running out in front of the main line, which is really a strong point.  We didn’t do any sniping Xmas day, but put on a hot celebration that night.  You speak of us getting our furloughs. They are yet to come.
With love to all,
Sefton

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