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Supply list & instructions for ‘Virtual’ Family Craft Day

March 29th, 2020

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We may not be able to host Family Craft Days at the Museum right now but we can bring the crafts to you!

Our very first “virtual” Family Craft Day is Too Slow Gotta Go which takes its cue from Sonic the Hedgehog. We have designed three crafts for you to make from home: SONIC SHOES, SPIN ATTACK, and POWER RING FLING.

This is the SUPPLY LIST (including substitutes you can scrounge from around the house).

Click on each of the links, below, to watch our fearless leader Tracey Donaldson (and crafter extraordinaire!) walk you through each craft!

Click HERE to make SONIC SHOES.

Click HERE to make SPIN ATTACK.

Click HERE for POWER RING FLING.

We hope you and your kids enjoy this “virtual” craft day. We’re learning as we go so your feedback is welcome. We’d love to see pictures of your kids making the crafts as well as your finished products so feel free to post them on social media and tag us, or email them to: info@goulbournmuseum.ca (let us know if it’s okay for us to share them on social media).

Have fun, stay safe and hope to see you soon!

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Contest & At-Home Activities: Bringing the Museum to You!

March 19th, 2020

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The Museum may be closed but staff has been busy developing online programming to help families connect, keep busy and have fun while you spend time at home. You can’t come to the Museum, but the Museum can come to you!

Follow along with us on social media where each day we will share an activity for you to do at home. Keep your eyes open this week for a contest and prize announcement!

Day 1 Activity: Call someone who you consider to be family, and ask them to tell you about your shared history. Some questions to ask may include:

  • How many generations have you/we been in Canada?
  • Where did you/we come from?
  • What was life like for your parents/grandparents/ancestors?
  • What stories do you know from your parents/grandparents/ancestors about our history?

Watch the Day 1 Video HERE.

Day 2 Activity: Now that you have learned more about your own family, create a family tree and see how far back you can go! Ask other members of your family to join in and help! Download a Family Tree template. Watch the Day 2 Video HERE.

Day 3 Activity: Find objects in your home that have cool family stories! Watch the Day 3 Video HERE.

Day 4 Activity: Official Contest Launch!! Get creative & design an exhibit about your family history, using what you’ve learned this week!  The winner will receive one of our very popular POCKET WATCHES and have their exhibit featured at the Museum. **CONTEST CLOSES FRIDAY, MAR 27** Click HERE for all the details!

 

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Museum Closure & Program Cancellation

March 13th, 2020

Dear valued friends of the Goulbourn Museum:

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in the abundance of caution, we have decided to close the Museum during March Break. This includes the cancellation of our March Break Craft Camp, Yap & Yarn this Sunday, March 15, and the Family Craft Day (Too Slow Gotta Go!) on March 29th.

Further updates will be posted regularly.

For more detailed information about, and general precautions regarding COVID-19, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada.

We also recommend the following helpful video from Vera Etches, Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health.

Thank you for your understanding.
Goulbourn Museum Staff & Board of Directors

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Museum Closed Today

February 27th, 2020

The Museum will be closed today, Thursday, January 27, 2020,  due to inclement weather. We apologize for the inconvenience but the safety of our staff and patrons is the number one priority. Thank you.

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Love heritage? Become a Museum board member!

February 21st, 2020

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In April, 2020, the Goulbourn Museum’s Board of Directors will have two vacant positions.

Combine your love of heritage with your personal skills and play a major role in the success of the Museum as a Board Member.

The Goulbourn Museum is governed by an elected Board of Directors as set out in its Constitution and By-laws. For more information, please see the Call for Nominations or email info@goulbournmuseum.ca.

How To Apply: 
Please provide a statement describing the skills, knowledge and experience that you can offer the Goulbourn Museum. Please submit this to the Museum — Attention: Nominating Committee — by March 30, 2020.

Board Members will be elected at the Museum’s Annual General Meeting on April 21, 2020.

Contact Information:
2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville K2S 1B8
info@goulbournmuseum.ca
(613) 831-2393

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Spaces available for this Sunday’s Craft Day: TRUST ME I’M A DOG’TER!

February 21st, 2020

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This Sunday, February 23, the Goulbourn Museum’s Village General Store will be transformed into a vet clinic for a fun Family Craft Day entitled “Trust Me I’m a Dog’ter.” Children will make these fish tanks and sock doggos as well as other pet friends. Come dressed as your favourite animal or as a veterinarian!

Family Craft Days take place in the Museum from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Activities are geared to children ages 4-11. Adult accompaniment and registration is required. Cost is $5 per child or $4 for Kits’ Club members (payable at the event). To register call 613-831-2393 or email register@goulbournmuseum.ca

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Join our Team: We’re hiring an Education Officer

January 22nd, 2020

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The Goulbourn Museum is looking to fill the position of Education Officer for the delivery and development of Museum programs, educational programming, workshops, special events, and daily operations.

Candidates require excellent English language skills and computer competency. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree or certificate in museum studies, education or a related field such as public history or history. Alternatively they will have a minimum of four years experience working in a similar position. French is an asset.

This is a contract position with potential to become permanent. The duration of the contract runs from March 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 the hourly wage is $20.00 per hour for 30 hours per week. Work includes weekends and statutory holidays. There is no public transportation to the Museum site.

Applications accepted by email until 11:59 p.m. February 2, 2020: tracey@goulbournmuseum.ca

Please review the full job description and application details HERE before submitting.

 

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Great Local Gift Ideas in Museum Gift Shop

December 9th, 2019

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Looking for the perfect gift for someone who grew up in Goulbourn? We’ve got you covered! These are just a few examples of how you can shop locally at Goulbourn Museum Museum.

Village Pins: Our Village Pins make great stocking stuffers and at just $1 a piece you can afford to get them for the whole family! We have pins for Ashton, Hazeldean, Munster, Richmond and Stittsville as well as a commemorative 1818 pin for Richmond.

Local Honey: We sell jars of honey (as well as lip balm and hand cream) made right here in Stittsville by Simply Honey. If you suffer from pollen allergies, did you know that when you eat local honey you’re thought to be ingesting local pollen? As a result you may become less sensitive to the allergens in your geographic area! At just $10 per 500 gm jar, our honey is cheaper (and less painful) than allergy shots! Definitely a sweet deal!

Goulbourn Tree Ornaments: These wooden tree ornaments resemble tiny cabins that early settlers might have lived in. Each one is engraved with the name Goulbourn and, just like a settler, you build it yourself! The ornaments sell for $14.00.

Heart Maps: Do you know someone who left their heart in Goulbourn Township? These hand embroidered maps by Sadie & June are uniquely hand stitched and framed – made to be a reminder of the places, people, and adventures you hold dear. The Museum carries maps of Ashton, Goulbourn, Munster, Richmond, Stanley’s Corners, and Stittsville. Maps are $25.

John Curry’s New Book: John Curry’s long-awaited book Richmond’s Got Spirit! is the perfect gift for anyone with ties to Richmond. The local historian delves beyond the annual fall fair and now departed Richmond Bakery to celebrate this remarkable 200-year-old village. As an added bonus, John Curry will be at the Museum signing copies of his book on Sunday, December 15 from 1-4 p.m.

The Museum’s gift shop is open Wednesday – Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and accepts Visa, MasterCard, cash and cheques.

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Meet the artisan: Sugar Tarts Bakery

November 8th, 2019

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We are thrilled to welcome Sugar Tarts Bakery back to the Goulbourn Museum’s Outdoor Artisan Market.

Starr is the proud force behind the bakery. Based out of her home, Starr takes pride in using the finest of ingredients to create delicious homemade desserts for you, your guests and everyone in between. Treats like her gourmet cookies or gooey butter tarts never disappoint. Sugar Tarts has a wide variety of menu items including bars, squares, truffles, mini pies, scones and loaves! They also offer some Gluten Free choices. Everything is great to take home or give as gifts and freezes well, if it lasts that long!

You can stock up on Sugar Tarts’ decadent baked goods at the Museum on Sunday, November 17th between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

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Meet the Artisan: Manifesto Crafts

November 8th, 2019

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This is Manifesto Crafts‘ first year participating in the Goulbourn Museum’s Outdoor Artisan Market. Turning antique silverware into wearable art, Manifesto believes in creating beautiful works of art while being good to the planet. The materials they use come from a time of true craftsmanship and they see themselves as a bridge to bringing back the historic beauty of the old to our modern lives.

Be sure to check out their amazing creations at the Museum on Sunday, November 17th between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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