About Our Collections
The Goulbourn Museum has over 10,000 artefacts in its holdings as well as a collection of more than 40,000 objects unearthed during an archeological dig in Richmond, ON.
Included among the Museum’s most notable artefacts are:
- Bylaws for Richmond that date back to 1850
- Township vital statistics and tax assessment records dating between the 1870s and 1970s.
- Original land patents from the early 1820s
- Personal items belonging to Goulbourn’s War of 1812 hero Colonel George Thew Burke including a silver medal recognizing his service in the War of 1812, an 1822 militia sword, his snuff box, and a 100th Regiment silver spoon
- The Sefton Stewart Letters – a collection of letters written home during the First World War by a young private from Richmond, ON
The Museum’s artefact records are available online thanks to a joint initiative between the Ottawa Museum Network and the City of Ottawa, including the Museums and Heritage Programs Unit and the City of Ottawa Archives. Presently, Goulbourn Museum has a limited number of records online but staff and volunteers are working diligently to expand our online database.