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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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NEW DATE: Goulbourn Museum AGM – December 17th, 2020

December 11th, 2020

AGM New Date

We previously had to postpone our AGM and will now be hosting the meeting on December 17th, 2020 at 7:00 PM (EST). And you’re invited to attend! View the Eventbrite page here.

At the AGM, Museum Members will have the chance to:
  • Hear comments from the Chairperson and Manager
  • See a presentation and approval of the Audited Financials for 2019
  • Participate in the appointment of the Auditors for the 2020 financial records
  • Approve of the 2019 AGM Minutes
  • Elect of our Board of Directors
Registered Members will have access to supporting materials in advance of the meeting.

 

Every member is entitled to vote at a meeting of members. In addition to voting in person, members may vote by appointing in writing a proxy holder.

 

If you are unable to attend, make your vote count by appointing someone to vote on your behalf. A quorum of majority plus one must be present, either in person, or by proxy, to hold a valid meeting. Please click here to fill out a proxy.
 

Download the documents for the AGM by clicking here.

 

Thank you,
For any questions concerning the AGM, please contact Tracey Donaldson, Manager at tracey@goulbournmuseum.ca.

 

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Sneak Peak: Children’s Toy Collection Virtual Tour

December 1st, 2020

Children's Toy Collection. Virtual Tour.

Hello from Goulbourn! My name is Elise Anderson, and I’ve had the opportunity to work as the Collections Intern this fall through the Capital Heritage Mentorship Program.

Today I’m going to give you a preview of one of the projects I’ve been working on: the Children’s Toy Collection Virtual Tour!

As the holiday season begins, we thought it would be fun to show you what kinds of toys would have been given as gifts in the past. In the virtual tour, you can explore each shelf of our collection from your own home.

Our goal was to make this tour as interactive as possible! You’ll be able to click on the toys to learn more about them, play games, watch videos, and enjoy other exciting activities.

For example, one of the objects in the tour is a Canadian winter themed Snakes and Ladders game. Not only can you learn about the history of the game (hint: it’s ancient!), but you can actually play the game for yourself!

I don’t want to give away too much, but my absolute favourite object of the collection is a 1960’s Barbie doll. She’s similar to the Barbie dolls I grew up with, but with a Jackie Kennedy Onassis inspired bubble cut hairstyle. You’ll also be able to watch the original ad for this doll to see more of her wardrobe. I love that she is a fashion time capsule!

Barbie

Barbie as seen in the Children’s Toy Collection virtual tour.

I want to thank the Goulbourn Museum and Collections Officer Sarah Holla for the opportunity to work with this incredible collection. It was so much fun bringing these objects to life in digital form!

I can’t wait for you all to experience this collection and I hope you enjoy the virtual tour

Click here to explore the tour.

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Old-Fashioned Christmas & Virtual Holiday Market 2020 is LIVE

November 19th, 2020

Our Old-Fashioned Christmas & Virtual Holiday Market is LIVE! We are hosting a wide variety of vendors and will be hosting activities, such as a raffle draw! To learn more and to participate in the market, visit goulbournmarket.ca!

To celebrate, we’ve put together a video to launch our market and to wish you all Happy Holidays!

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History of Healing Charms Now Available Online

November 13th, 2020

history of healing charms now available online

On November 12th, we hosted a virtual lecture by local historian Becky McCoy. She shared with us the history of healing charms, even from within the Ottawa Valley!

The lecture is now available on our website and YouTube.

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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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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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POSTPONED: Goulbourn Museum Annual General Meeting

November 4th, 2020

A.G.M. Postponed

Unfortunately we have had to postpone our AGM, originally scheduled for November 5th. A new date is yet to be determined but we hope to post an update shortly. For any questions, you can always feel free to contact us at register@goulbournmuseum.ca.

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Virtual Lecture: The History of Healing Charms with Becky McCoy

November 3rd, 2020

The History of Healing Charms with Becky McCoy

Healing charms have been a mainstay of nearly every culture in the world at some point in history, and yet, due to the nature of them requiring a certain amount of secrecy in order to be functional, they are frequently lost to the hands of time and modern life.

However, “charming” in the Ottawa Valley and surrounding area seems to have survived much longer than other places, and was a thriving practice until very recently. Together we will explore some of the beliefs surrounding the practice, its history, and how it came to be here.

Goulbourn Museum invites you to join us on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 pm as local writer Becky McCoy shares her research on healing charms in the Ottawa Valley.

The lecture will take place over Zoom. Upon registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with a link to the event page on Eventbrite. You will access the Zoom meeting link through this page. Participants will receive a reminder email prior to the event.

Please note: You must sign into your Eventbrite account to access the event page with Zoom link. If you do not already have an Eventbrite account, simply sign up using the same email address you used to register for tickets.

The event will start promptly at 7:00 pm and will include a Question and Answer period following the lecture.

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

To register, click HERE.

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