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

Summer job postings hot off the presses!

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The Museum is looking for three post-secondary students for the following summer positions:

Collections Assistant: Duties include working with the collection, cataloguing artefacts, supporting research requests and daily operations.

Program Assistant: Duties include the delivery and development of public programs and events, and visitor experiences.

Museum Assistant: Duties include facilitation of visitor services, operational administration and to support ongoing daily operations.

  • All Candidates require excellent English language skills and computer competency. Successful candidates will have a background in museum studies, art history, library and information studies, business, education, marketing, graphic design or a similar field. French is an asset.
  • Positions are dependent on funding and run for 16 weeks at $15.00 per hour for 37.5 hours per week. Work includes weekends and statutory holidays. There is no public transportation to the Museum site.
  • To apply, email a cover letter and resume (PDF format only) to tracey@goulbournmuseum.ca by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, job descriptions may be altered to accommodate the Museum’s needs as employees work from home. Additional requirements will include internet access and personal electronic equipment; including a personal computer and smart phone both with audio and video capabilities. 

 

Yore Yourself Challenge: Recreate old photos at home

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Goulbourn Museum is sharing images of early life in Goulbourn Township and challenging families to use whatever they have in their homes to recreate the photos.

“People are cooped up right now so we’re encouraging them to have a little fun with history by reinventing pictures of the past,” says Museum Manager and Exhibitions Curator, Tracey Donaldson. “We’re calling it the Yore Yourself Challenge.”

The photos depict residents of Goulbourn Township from as far back as the 1800s.

“Once you’ve chosen a picture, use your imagination to recreate the scene by using the people, props and pets you have at home,” says Donaldson. “We’re excited to see some modern interpretations of these photos.”

Click on the thumbnails below to take a closer look at the photos and find the perfect one to replicate. To keep the challenge going, a new series of photos will be added each week.

Participants can share their masterpieces (in either colour or black-and-white) on social media with the hashtag #YoreYourselfChallenge, and tag the Museum. Photos can also be emailed to info@goulbournmuseum.ca. Submissions will be compiled into a gallery that can be viewed on the Museum’s website and social media.

Have fun!

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Announcing the winner of our Exhibit Contest!

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We had so many great entries in the “My Family Is…” Exhibit Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated! Our winner is……the Hambly family from Stittsville!

Their exhibit was a true family affair with contributions from parents Mandy and Rob, their children Jack and Lucy, and a special appearance from Shirley “Nana” Hambly who was interviewed in England. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/VJXmsuWnvYE.

“We hope you like our exhibit that tells family stories and favourites from grandparents to grandkids in England, America and Canada,” Mandy wrote in her submission.

“We enjoyed unearthing old photos and sharing laughs and history with each other. What a great week – stuck at home! – to work hard on a project that honours our family by illustrating what’s unique about “us”.

Goulbourn Museum’s Education Officer, Sarah Catterall says the Hambly’s exhibit showed attention to detail and had a fantastic blend of artefacts, photos, texts, and video. “The winning “My Family Is…” exhibit clearly demonstrates family working, creating, and learning together- both near and far,” says Sarah. “Well done to the Hamblys!”

To take a closer look at the photos from the Hambly’s exhibit, please click on the images below.

Stay tuned for more fun at-home activities to be announced next week!

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Supply list & instructions for ‘Virtual’ Family Craft Day

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We may not be able to host Family Craft Days at the Museum right now but we can bring the crafts to you!

Our very first “virtual” Family Craft Day is Too Slow Gotta Go which takes its cue from Sonic the Hedgehog. We have designed three crafts for you to make from home: SONIC SHOES, SPIN ATTACK, and POWER RING FLING.

This is the SUPPLY LIST (including substitutes you can scrounge from around the house).

Click on each of the links, below, to watch our fearless leader Tracey Donaldson (and crafter extraordinaire!) walk you through each craft!

Click HERE to make SONIC SHOES.

Click HERE to make SPIN ATTACK.

Click HERE for POWER RING FLING.

We hope you and your kids enjoy this “virtual” craft day. We’re learning as we go so your feedback is welcome. We’d love to see pictures of your kids making the crafts as well as your finished products so feel free to post them on social media and tag us, or email them to: info@goulbournmuseum.ca (let us know if it’s okay for us to share them on social media).

Have fun, stay safe and hope to see you soon!

Contest & At-Home Activities: Bringing the Museum to You!

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The Museum may be closed but staff has been busy developing online programming to help families connect, keep busy and have fun while you spend time at home. You can’t come to the Museum, but the Museum can come to you!

Follow along with us on social media where each day we will share an activity for you to do at home. Keep your eyes open this week for a contest and prize announcement!

Day 1 Activity: Call someone who you consider to be family, and ask them to tell you about your shared history. Some questions to ask may include:

  • How many generations have you/we been in Canada?
  • Where did you/we come from?
  • What was life like for your parents/grandparents/ancestors?
  • What stories do you know from your parents/grandparents/ancestors about our history?

Watch the Day 1 Video HERE.

Day 2 Activity: Now that you have learned more about your own family, create a family tree and see how far back you can go! Ask other members of your family to join in and help! Download a Family Tree template. Watch the Day 2 Video HERE.

Day 3 Activity: Find objects in your home that have cool family stories! Watch the Day 3 Video HERE.

Day 4 Activity: Official Contest Launch!! Get creative & design an exhibit about your family history, using what you’ve learned this week!  The winner will receive one of our very popular POCKET WATCHES and have their exhibit featured at the Museum. **CONTEST CLOSES FRIDAY, MAR 27** Click HERE for all the details!

 

Museum Closure & Program Cancellation

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Dear valued friends of the Goulbourn Museum:

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in the abundance of caution, we have decided to close the Museum during March Break. This includes the cancellation of our March Break Craft Camp, Yap & Yarn this Sunday, March 15, and the Family Craft Day (Too Slow Gotta Go!) on March 29th.

Further updates will be posted regularly.

For more detailed information about, and general precautions regarding COVID-19, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada.

We also recommend the following helpful video from Vera Etches, Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health.

Thank you for your understanding.
Goulbourn Museum Staff & Board of Directors

Museum Closed Today

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The Museum will be closed today, Thursday, January 27, 2020,  due to inclement weather. We apologize for the inconvenience but the safety of our staff and patrons is the number one priority. Thank you.

Love heritage? Become a Museum board member!

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In April, 2020, the Goulbourn Museum’s Board of Directors will have two vacant positions.

Combine your love of heritage with your personal skills and play a major role in the success of the Museum as a Board Member.

The Goulbourn Museum is governed by an elected Board of Directors as set out in its Constitution and By-laws. For more information, please see the Call for Nominations or email info@goulbournmuseum.ca.

How To Apply: 
Please provide a statement describing the skills, knowledge and experience that you can offer the Goulbourn Museum. Please submit this to the Museum — Attention: Nominating Committee — by March 30, 2020.

Board Members will be elected at the Museum’s Annual General Meeting on April 21, 2020.

Contact Information:
2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville K2S 1B8
info@goulbournmuseum.ca
(613) 831-2393

Spaces available for this Sunday’s Craft Day: TRUST ME I’M A DOG’TER!

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This Sunday, February 23, the Goulbourn Museum’s Village General Store will be transformed into a vet clinic for a fun Family Craft Day entitled “Trust Me I’m a Dog’ter.” Children will make these fish tanks and sock doggos as well as other pet friends. Come dressed as your favourite animal or as a veterinarian!

Family Craft Days take place in the Museum from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Activities are geared to children ages 4-11. Adult accompaniment and registration is required. Cost is $5 per child or $4 for Kits’ Club members (payable at the event). To register call 613-831-2393 or email register@goulbournmuseum.ca

Join our Team: We’re hiring an Education Officer

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The Goulbourn Museum is looking to fill the position of Education Officer for the delivery and development of Museum programs, educational programming, workshops, special events, and daily operations.

Candidates require excellent English language skills and computer competency. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree or certificate in museum studies, education or a related field such as public history or history. Alternatively they will have a minimum of four years experience working in a similar position. French is an asset.

This is a contract position with potential to become permanent. The duration of the contract runs from March 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 the hourly wage is $20.00 per hour for 30 hours per week. Work includes weekends and statutory holidays. There is no public transportation to the Museum site.

Applications accepted by email until 11:59 p.m. February 2, 2020: tracey@goulbournmuseum.ca

Please review the full job description and application details HERE before submitting.

 





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