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Christmas 2020 in Stittsville

December 18th, 2020

Here’s some Christmas cheer brought to you by our community here in Stittsville!

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WE’RE HIRING – PROGRAM COORDINATOR

December 13th, 2020

We're Hiring a Program Coordinator

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

Goulbourn Museum seeks a Program Coordinator for the development of an educational program on the theme of heritage gardens. The Program Coordinator is responsible for the creation of a detailed program plan that comprises multiple modules and combines science and technology education, historical interpretation, and experiential learning.

To see the job posting, click HERE.

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Meet our Diversity Engagement Coordinators

December 10th, 2020

meet our diversity engagement coordinators

Join us in welcoming our two new Diversity Engagement Coordinators: Sesvin Josarasa and Emily Hutchinson! While they are working remotely, we’re excited to have them as part of our team and are excited to see their incredible contribution to our community.

Sesvin

Sesvin Josarasa

I’m super excited to be given the opportunity to join the Goulbourn Museum team as a Diversity Engagement Coordinator. As a recent graduate from Ryerson University, I have an educational background in Urban and Regional Planning. I’ve also served as a Stakeholder Engagement Lead for a Non – Profit in Calgary, Alberta called Imagine Cities.

So just to talk a little bit about my hobbies and past times, I love sports! Basketball, Hockey and Soccer and my three favourites. Being from Toronto I am indeed a Leafs fan, which I’m sure will get me a little bit of hate and trash talk, but hopefully, our mutual love for the Raptors can make up for that.

This position is an amazing opportunity in many ways, but the one thing I’m most excited about is being able to engage with the community and the rest of the team here at Goulbourn Museum. Just off immediate first impressions, I see that the community is very close-knit, friendly and welcoming, it’s almost like one big family! I’m hoping to merge my planning and stakeholder engagement backgrounds to work with you and produce something that will make the community proud.

Emily

Emily Hutchinson

I am honoured to be joining the Goulbourn Museum team as one of their Diversity Engagement Coordinators. As a new Ottawa resident, I am looking forward to working so closely with the community and developing a plan to foster positive social outcomes. In this role I hope to gain experience conducting assessments and managing change.

I graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and a double minor in Mental Health & Addictions and Health & Aging. This multidisciplinary program focused on the complex relationship between individuals and society, and prepared me for a career in identifying social issues and implementing interventions that promote equity. After graduation I started my first degree-related job developing and facilitating programs for an Indigenous organization in Hamilton, where I worked until this past summer when I decided to move to Ottawa.

Outside of work you can likely find me at a coffee shop, on a hike, or taking a nap.

I look forward to working with the museum to solidify a diversity strategy that reflects their commitment to the community.

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Poppy Installation

November 5th, 2020

The moment we’ve all been waiting for… our poppy installation is up! A massive thank you is owed to everybody who was involved in crocheting 807 poppies this year!

This Remembrance Day display will be viewable outside the Museum until the 12th.

poppy display outside of the museum

Enya Barbeau with our poppy display.

Photo: Sarah Holla.

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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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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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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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