The Museum is closed temporarily. Based on public health officials’ guidance, Goulbourn Museum is closed to the public until further notice.

Old-Fashioned Christmas & Virtual Holiday Market 2020 is LIVE

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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!

History of Healing Charms Now Available Online

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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.

Old-Fashioned Christmas & Virtual Holiday Market

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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!

Poppy Installation

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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.

POSTPONED: Goulbourn Museum Annual General Meeting

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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.

Virtual Lecture: The History of Healing Charms with Becky McCoy

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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.

Ghostly Tales of Goulbourn Now Available Online

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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!

What’s in a Name?

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What's in a Name? A transparent look at Sir Henry Goulburn and Slavery

The Museum is excited to announce a new series “WHAT’S IN A NAME.” In this series Museum staff will explore the story behind names that appear throughout Goulbourn Township.

Our first topic: A Transparent Look at Sir Henry Goulburn and Slavery.

Staff are actively conducting research and gathering knowledge and diverse perspectives on the subject of Sir Henry Goulburn. We are looking forward to sharing the results of our research and hosting an in-depth discussion.

Watch for updates on our blog and social media.

WE’RE HIRING – Diversity Engagement Coordinator

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We're Hiring - Diversity Engagement Coordinator

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

Goulbourn is a community with people of all cultures, languages, economic classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, abilities, ages, religions, genders, sexual orientations and other diversity-related factors. Goulbourn Museum seeks a Diversity Engagement Coordinator to develop an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan that will direct our organization toward higher and more consistent levels of cultural competence.

To see the job posting, click HERE.

UPDATE Remote Movie Screening – Richmond: The Movie!

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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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