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Old-Fashioned Christmas & Virtual Holiday Market

November 10th, 2020

Old-Fashioned Christmas text with wreath background

Good news! Our Old-Fashioned Christmas & Virtual Holiday Market is starting next week! We’re hosting 16 vendors selling anything from jams to soaps to pottery to candles, making this is a great opportunity for holiday shopping. The entire market will take place online at goulbournmarket.ca, where you can also find more information on the market itself. Looking forward to “seeing” you there!

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Ghostly Tales of Goulbourn Now Available Online

October 30th, 2020

ghostly tales of goulbourn now available online

On October 29th, we hosted an event where we read ghost stories from Goulbourn which were recorded by S. Bernard Shaw in Ghosts of Goulbourn. The recording of this event is now available on our YouTube.

Enjoy!

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What’s in a Name?

October 16th, 2020

What's in a Name? A transparent look at Sir Henry Goulburn and Slavery

The Museum is excited to announce a new series “WHAT’S IN A NAME.” In this series Museum staff will explore the story behind names that appear throughout Goulbourn Township.

Our first topic: A Transparent Look at Sir Henry Goulburn and Slavery.

Staff are actively conducting research and gathering knowledge and diverse perspectives on the subject of Sir Henry Goulburn. We are looking forward to sharing the results of our research and hosting an in-depth discussion.

Watch for updates on our blog and social media.

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WE’RE HIRING – Diversity Engagement Coordinator

October 6th, 2020

We're Hiring - Diversity Engagement Coordinator

We at Goulbourn Museum are pleased to announce that we’re hiring! We’re seeking a full-time contract Diversity Engagement Coordinator.

Goulbourn is a community with people of all cultures, languages, economic classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, abilities, ages, religions, genders, sexual orientations and other diversity-related factors. Goulbourn Museum seeks a Diversity Engagement Coordinator to develop an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan that will direct our organization toward higher and more consistent levels of cultural competence.

To see the job posting, click HERE.

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UPDATE Remote Movie Screening – Richmond: The Movie!

September 25th, 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for the remote screening of Richmond: The Movie! We had a fantastic turnout, and we greatly enjoyed your comments and participation.

Enjoy John Curry’s reflection on the making of the movie by clicking the image below.

Richmond: The Movie! Intro

If you would like to own a copy of Richmond: The Movie, DVDs are availble for $10. To place an order, please contact John Curry by phone at 613-831-2028 or by email at johncurrysn@gmail.com.

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Remote Movie Screening — Richmond: The Movie!

September 16th, 2020

“Using music, interviews, storytelling and re-enactment, historian John Curry tells the tale of Richmond… from its founding in 1818 to the road ahead. At times poignant, at times humorous, but always entertaining; this glimpse into the 200-year history of the village reveals what makes Richmond so special.” 

Richmond: The Movie! back cover synopsis

Richmond: The Movie poster

Join us on Thursday, September 24 at 6:15 p.m. for a remote screening of Richmond: The Movie! (2019). Produced by local author and historian John Curry, the film explores the fabric of Richmond’s past on the occasion of the village’s 200th anniversary. The screening will include opening remarks from John Curry.

To register for the event, please click here. Registration is open until noon on September 23.

The live screening will take place on YouTube. Upon registering, participants will receive an email confirmation. On the day before the event, we will email all participants a link to access the YouTube stream.

The event will start promptly at 6:15 pm and run to 8:45 pm.

If you would like more information, please contact us at register@goulbournmuseum.ca.

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Call for Vendors – Virtual Holiday Market 2020

August 31st, 2020

 

This year’s holiday market is going to look a little different. Annually, we host our Old Fashioned Christmas and Outdoor Artisan Market in November, but, due to COVID-19, the Museum will not be opening until at least the end of 2020. We’ve had great success moving all of our programming and events to online platforms and so, to ensure the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, we have opted to host our Market online as well!

Screen capture from goulbourn market .ca

Goulbourn Museum’s Virtual Holiday Market will run from 10 a.m. Thursday, November 19, 2020 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2020. The market will be entirely online, hosted on a new website specially made for the event, which you can visit by clicking HERE. While the Market itself is virtual, the Museum will be facilitating in-person pick-up for all sold items.

It is at this time that we are opening up our call for vendors. To apply, please fill out this form. Applications will remain open until September 25th. Please note, all items must be handmade by the vendor. For more information on the Virtual Holiday Market, click HERE.

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Education Officer Update: Farewell Sarah. Welcome Enya!

August 28th, 2020

Sarah Catterall

Sarah Catterall

I started as the Education Officer at Goulbourn Museum on March 9th. Two days later, a global pandemic was declared, and on March 13th, the Museum closed down and suddenly became a virtual organization. Despite this turn of events, I have enjoyed the challenges of creatively developing new and impactful online programs, researching, reflecting, and retooling our Programming team for virtual delivery, and, most importantly, collaborating with this passionate and dedicated staff. Our Programming department grew from a team of one to two in May, when we hired Enya Barbeau as the Programming Assistant. I am leaving the staff team in September to begin graduate studies at Carleton University and, while I am sad to go, I am thrilled that the capable, talented, and creative Enya will be stepping into the role of Education Officer.

~ Sarah Catterall

 

Enya Barbeau

Enya Barbeau

I’m so excited to continue my work at Goulbourn Museum in a new capacity as Education Officer. I joined the Goulbourn team in May just after graduating from the University of Toronto with a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies—and what a whirlwind introduction this summer has been! I’m proud of the Programming department’s responsive shift to a fully virtual suite of public programs and services. As we head into an equally uncertain fall, I remain committed to finding new and creative ways of connecting with the community in a safe manner.

A bit about myself! My background lies in heritage interpretation and programming. I spent three years developing and delivering public programs for the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. In the past two years, I have also had the privilege to work with cultural institutions like the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Museum of Contemporary Art, and Canadian Women in Film Museum in the areas of collections management, visitor research, and exhibition development.

I look forward to facilitating engagement with Goulbourn’s rich past and meeting new challenges and opportunities as they arise.

~ Enya Barbeau

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Great Fire of 1870 lecture now available online

August 28th, 2020

 

scorched image

 

We hosted a virtual lecture on August 17th about the Great Fire of 1870 and the making of our newest exhibit – Scorched!

 

Thank you to everybody who attended! For those who couldn’t make it, we’ve uploaded the recording to both our website and YouTube. Click HERE to watch.

 

 Enjoy!

 

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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: John Curry Revisits the Stittsville Flea Market

July 16th, 2020

Photo of the Stittsville Flea Market Heritage Hall being erected
This photo, taken in 1981 by John Curry, shows the “Heritage Hall” log building being erected at the Stittsville Flea Market.

SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
John Curry Revisits the Stittsville Flea Market

Join us on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. for the Goulbourn Museum’s first virtual presentation in its Summer Lecture Series. Author and local historian, John Curry will kick things off with a look at Stittsville’s beloved Flea Market.
The Stittsville Flea Market used to attract thousands of visitors to Stittsville each Sunday. When it closed down in 2004 after 30 years in operation, the market was a multi-building complex billed as the largest indoor/outdoor flea market in Canada. It was known to draw up to 20,000 visitors on its busiest Sundays!

Click HERE to register!

Photo of John Curry

The lecture will take place over Zoom. Upon registering, participants will receive an email confirmation. At a later date, we will email all participants an invitation to access the Zoom Meeting as well as a video on how to use Zoom.The event will start promptly at 7 p.m. and will include a Question and Answer period following Mr. Curry’s lecture.

August’s virtual lecture will discuss The Great Fire of 1870 and takes place on August 17 – exactly 200 years to the day that the fire hit Stittsville!

If you would like more information about either lecture, please contact us at register@goulbournmuseum.ca.

Hope to see you there!

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