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Family Craft Days Return!

September 13th, 2022

Family Craft Days are finally back!

On Sunday September 25th, the Goulbourn Museum will be hosting its first Family Craft Day after a multi-year hiatus! We are so excited to welcome families back to the Museum this fall for a fun-filled day of crafts and activities.

To get everyone excited about the return to school, the theme for this month’s Family Craft Day is “Extraordinary Laboratory”! Drop in to the Museum between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM for an exciting day of science themed crafts and experiments!

This program is geared towards children ages 4-11. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian!

Space is limited so sign up today! To register fill out this form HERE

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Calling All Artisans!

July 27th, 2022


We are excited to announce that our Old-Fashioned Christmas and Outdoor Artisan Market is back!

Goulbourn Museum is now accepting applications for its Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday, November 20th. All products must be original and handmade by the artist. The deadline for applications is September 18th, 2022.

To apply click HERE!

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Summer Volunteers Needed

July 22nd, 2022

Goulbourn Museum is seeking volunteers to help with gardening, painting, and general cleaning and tidying this summer. High school students are welcome! Staff will happily sign your forms for volunteer hours.


We have a vegetable garden, a native plant garden, and various flower beds. Would you like to learn about how to garden and grow your own vegetables and native plants? This is a great hands-on opportunity to receive guidance and information.

Already experienced at gardening? We would love your contribution and expertise!

After initial meet-and-greets and instruction, you are free to drop by as your schedule allows. We have all the tools you need and can teach you how to use them.


We have several outdoor painting projects that don’t require any skill! Help us spruce up our railings, panels, and doors. We provide all the equipment you need.

General Cleaning and Tidying:

After several years of being closed due to the pandemic, the Museum grounds could use a good summer cleaning. Raking, sweeping, pruning, washing windows, or picking up branches, there’s lots to do! No real skills needed. Just enthusiasm and the joy of seeing immediate results.

How to Get Started:

Fill out this form and we’ll get back to you soon:

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Summer Seekers In-Person Event; BACKYARD BUZZ

July 15th, 2022

Join us for this BUZZing Event!

On July 30th, Summer Seekers will be hosting our first in-person event: BACKYARD BUZZ! For only $5 per participant, you can drop in to the Museum anytime between 10:00AM and 2:00PM to participate in crafts and activities that will teach your child about the importance of plants in our lives and our history! Build a bee house, decode the secret message, and earn badges to win prizes!

Can’t make it to the event? We will also be offering take home kits, so you can bring our activities with you! Take home kits will be available through our gift shop after the event.

Space is limited, so pre-register today! To sign up click this link HERE!

*Activities are geared to ages 4-11. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event.*

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We’re open!

July 9th, 2022

After two-and-a-half long years, the Museum is finally open to the public again! Visitors are welcome Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer.

The History Centre is open by appointment only. Please call 613-831-2393 or email: for more information or to book a time.

The Museum celebrated its Grand Reopening with a free family event on Saturday, July 9th. It was wonderful to see the building alive with people exploring the exhibitions and children playing in the popular General Store again!




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July 2nd, 2022


On Saturday July 9, the Goulbourn Museum will be opening our doors to the public for the first time in over two years! Drop in anytime between 10am and 3pm to join us for a fun, casual, day full of family-friendly events.

Come walk the grounds, check out our community garden planted by local middle school students, visit our recently re-installed exhibitions, or go on a behind-the-scenes collections tour! There will be light refreshments and activities throughout the day, so drop in anytime!

The event and all the activities are free by donation. Through your generosity, we can continue to fulfill our community-driven mission and mandate, and preserve the cultural heritage of the area!

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Site Cleanup Moved to June 11th

May 20th, 2022



With the public’s safety in mind, Goulbourn Museum has decided to cancel the May 28th site clean up due to significant tree damage on the Museum grounds. The event will now take place on Saturday, June 11th.
Goulbourn Museum is thrilled to once again be participating in the GLAD Cleaning the Capital initiative for the first time since 2019. If you can volunteer some time to help us get our site in ship shape for summer, please register here:



Outdoor jobs include raking, weeding, and planting. Refreshments and a pizza lunch will be provided! We are also happy to sign school forms for volunteer hours.

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Meet our 2022 Summer Students!

May 17th, 2022

Please join us in welcoming our three summer employees: Kyle Judd Lundt, Stefan Hiratsuka, and Georgian Parkes. We’re excited for you to read all about them and for the adventures we’ll have together as a team this summer!

Kyle Judd Lundt, Collections Assistant

Hi all, my name is Kyle Judd Lunt!

I’m a student at Queen’s University, where I study history and classics. I especially focus on the history of the Atlantic and the whole wild and terrible world of colonization. I’ve had the good fortune to join the Goulbourn Museum for the summer of 2022! I’ll be working as the Collections Assistant — taking part in the gruelling but gratifying process of helping everyone access our collections online. As a local to the Goulbourn area, I’ve grown up with the Museum as a fixture of the community and can’t wait to contribute what I can!

I hope to be able to help expand access to documents and artefacts that are too often hidden from view! I’m also hoping to work with the people of Goulbourn and especially local Indigenous communities to help make the collection accessible and respectful of all.

In my own time, I love to take part in reading and writing fiction, woodworking, sewing, and learning anything else creative!

Fun Fact: My family was among the very first settlers to arrive in Montreal!

Stefan Hiratsuka, Assistant Museum Administrator

Hi there! I’m Stefan Hiratsuka, and some of you may remember me from my previous work as the collections intern here at Goulbourn Museum. It is my absolute pleasure to have been offered the opportunity to continue my time at the Museum in the role of Assistant Museum Administrator where I will be helping share the story of Goulbourn.

Stefan, holding his dog KitkatMy academic background is in history; I hold an Hons BA from the University of Ottawa with a specialization in history and a minor in classical studies, as well as a diploma from the Applied Museum Studies Program offered by Algonquin College. I love any and all things historical so I am very excited to be onboard and sharing that passion with the community.

In my free time I love fishing, gardening, reading, playing Animal Crossing, playing guitar, and hanging out with my doggos.

Fun fact: My favorite type of dog is the Papillon like my rugged and brave friend Kitkat.

Georgian Parkes, Programming Assistant

Hello everyone! My name is Georgian, and I am a student at the University of Ottawa studying history and English literature. As those fields might suggest, I am particularly interested in social and cultural history.

Originally when I went into university I thought I would go on to obtain a teaching degree (actually, I was one of those kids who always thought they would go into teaching). After my first year however, I had the opportunity to work at the Callander Bay Heritage Museum and Gallery, and I have been hooked on museums ever since!

For me, museums are really special because they approach education from a different perspective than a formal classroom. I am really passionate about helping other people learn and making information interesting and engaging. On that note, I’m thrilled to be part of Goulbourn’s educational team as the Programming Assistant – looking forward to a summer of fun events!

Fun Fact: I am distantly related to the famous painter Sir John Everret Millais, and I have sold some of my own artwork as well.


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*NEW DATE* Notice of Annual General Meeting And Call for Nominations

April 25th, 2022


Goulbourn Museum’s Annual General Meeting will now be held on Tuesday, June 14th, at 6:30 PM via Zoom.

AGM & Election to the Board of Directors 2022

In accordance with the Bylaws of the Goulbourn Museum, notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14th, via Zoom virtual meeting space.

The position of Director at Large is open for nomination:

This is the call for Nominations to the Board of Directors. There are up to 2 seats available on the board this year. The Nomination Form and Application for Directorship is attached for your convenience. Members are encouraged to participate in the election process. The nominations must be seconded by a member of the Museum.


1) Only current voting members of the Goulbourn Museum are eligible to stand for election or vote for the Board of Directors as determined by the organization’s membership list as of June 1, 2022. Please note all memberships were renewed for free on January 1st 2022. If your membership lapsed prior to 2020 or if you wish to become a new member, please fill out a Membership Form and send it via email to (Not sure if your membership is up-to-date? Send an email:

2) Members can exercise their voting privilege at the Annual General Meeting over  Zoom on June 14th, 2022 or by proxy in advance of the meeting. 

3) Deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 30th, 2022. Please use the following link to complete the Application for Directorship. Nominations from the floor will not be accepted and nominations received after the deadline will not be accepted for presentation to the general membership. The nominations must be seconded by a member of the Museum.

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Internship opportunity for students (unpaid)

April 14th, 2022

Program Coordinator Assistant – Internship (UNPAID)

The Program Coordinator Assistant Intern will support the preparation and delivery of Growing Goulbourn, a hands-on, experiential outdoor program that educates grade 6 students about gardening, plants, and the environment. Participants in the program will grow native plants and heritage vegetables in the museum’s garden over the course of eight lessons spread out between April and June. Topics will include heritage gardening, the global environmental impact of industrial agriculture, the importance of local ecology and the threat of invasive species, land use over time, inter-organism relationships, and other topics part of the Ontario biology and social science curricula.

The intern will gain experience in the discovery-education methodology within a museum; the Ontario curriculum; inter-departmental collaboration; how to develop and deliver programming; how to fulfill a museum’s mandate via education programming; and how to provide information for specific audience demographics.

A complete job description and application details can be found HERESubmissions are due April 25, 2022.

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