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Lecture on Exceptional Women of the War of 1812 at Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogy Society

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Few women’s stories appear in Canadian history books as their contributions to the War of 1812 are overlooked. Canada’s bicentennial commemoration is the perfect time to tell about six real women whose husbands marched off to war to defend the British colonies. These women’s stories are about bravery, devotion and perseverance. 

Perils & Petticoats: Exceptional Women of the War of 1812 will be presented during the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogy Society’s December meeting by historical researcher, and Board Member of the Goulbourn Museum, Kurt Johnson. It will take place Saturday, December 15 from 1-4 pm at the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Room 115.

It’s recommended that you arrive by 1:00 p.m. for free refreshments and a chat time (networking). For members of the OGS who cannot attend in person, the meeting will be simulcast.

Click HERE for more information.

Help Us Find the Owner of this Lost Photo

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Please help us find the owner of this photograph. It was left in the Stittsville branch of the RBC Bank in November. The handwriting on the back reads: “In the 1930s at Chute Panet, Que. Nana second from the left.”
If you have any information please contact the Museum at 613-831-2393 or send us an email.

Exceptional Women of the War of 1812 Lecture at Richmond Library

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Discover how four women from Richmond and Goulbourn Township endured the hardships and dangers of wartime in Upper Canada. 
On Dec. 12th our very own Kurt Johnson will be giving a lecture at the Richmond Branch of the Ottawa Public Library about Exceptional Women of the War of 1812. He will be recounting the stories of pioneer women who, along with their soldier husbands, experienced trials and tribulations during the War of 1812. 
The lecture begins at 2:30 p.m. Click HERE for more information or to register.

Meet the Baker – Ruby Rabbit

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With a passion for food and a flair for creating smiles, owner Galaxy Phan founded Ruby Rabbit in 2011.  Gluten intolerant herself, Galaxy ventured off to make the world a happier place. 
Ruby Rabbit is committed to providing delicious gluten free food made with natural ingredients. Products are baked from scratch and are free of preservatives, and artificial colourings and flavourings.  The result – real food with great taste.  
This Sunday from 1-4 pm at the Goulbourn Museum, Ruby Rabbit will be offering crowd favourites such as pumpkin spice, banana coconut and lemon cranberry bread. Come visit us and take a leap of taste!

Meet the Baker – Bez Gluten Free

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Bez Gluten Free makes gluten-free baked goods that taste like the real thing. Their kitchen produces sweet loaves such as banana bread, brownies, tarts, cupcakes and cookies
“We have two goals: One to have our goodies taste just like the real thing and secondly, to make gluten-free affordable so our products are priced similarly to other high quality items,” says Samantha, one of the owners at Bez. “We pride ourselves on our quality so gluten-eaters and not just those who are gluten-free, can enjoy them.”
Treats from Bez Gluten Free will be available at the Museum this Sunday, December 2 from 1-4 pm.

To find out more about Bez Gluten Free visit their blog or facebook page.


Meet the Artist – Claude LeBel

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Claude LeBel has been turning wood for over six years.  He is an active member of the Valley Woodturners in Ottawa and has acted as an assistant instructor for the beginner’s woodturning course offered by the club.

Having studied under world-renowned woodturners such as Mike Mahoney and Jimmy Clewes, Claude is passionate about his hobby.  His artistic flare adds to the beauty and uniqueness of his creations. Form and function are important elements in his designs. He believes that not only should his creations be nice to look at, they should be used and enjoyed as well.

With just over six years’ experience, Claude considers his passion for woodturning a “work in progress”. However the beauty and creativity of his pieces would suggest otherwise.

You can find Claude’s work at Uniquely Goulbourn: Art & Craft Sale on Sunday December 2, 2012, from 1-4. 

For more information about Custom Woodturning by Claude LeBel, email him here.

Meet Artists Melissa Bolton & Julie Lemoy

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Melissa Bolton and Julie Lemoy will be among the artisans peddling their wares at the Goulbourn Museum this Sunday.
Melissa, an upper level doctoral student in psychology, uses jewelry making as a creative outlet and relaxation tool. “I enjoy both the tactile process and being afforded the ability to attend markets and shows to meet new people and liaison with local artists.” 
Melissa’s wide range of handmade jewelry ranges from $5 to $45.
Julie is a familiar face at the Museum’s Yap & Yarn sessions and will be selling her knit wear at the Art & Craft Sale. Her selection includes baby clothes and blankets, scarves, ladies wear, children’s wear and dog coats.

Meet the Artists behind Fine Fibre Finds

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Julie and Vivianne started Fine Fibre Finds as a recycling project a few years ago to see if they could do some good for the environment and for themselves. They carefully select quality sweaters and enjoy taking apart, washing and measuring the yarns for their next life. They hand wash the fibers with organic soap and air dry each skein to keep it environmentally friendly.  As a result, Fine Fibre Finds can offer recycled yarn and fibers at a fraction of the cost of buying it new ( 25-50% less ).
Julie, Vivianne and their fine fibres will be at the Museum on Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 1-4 pm for Uniquely Goulbourn – Art & Craft Sale.
For more information about Fine Fibre Finds, check out their website or drop them an email.  

Meet the Artist – Clare Gallant

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A desire to raise her children as naturally as possible led Clare Gallant to start making soap and other bath and body products.  Clare is dedicated to keeping her products as close to nature as she can, while at the same time creating luxurious products that pamper and nourish one’s skin. A consumer of handmade soap for over twenty-five years, she founded Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap and has been producing her own products for seven years.  Although certain products are regularly available at craft shows and by appointment, Clare welcomes special requests and custom orders.  
For more information about Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap visit her website.  
Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap will have a booth at Uniquely Goulbourn – Art & Craft Sale being held at the Museum from 1-4 pm this Sunday, Dec. 2nd.

Meet the Artist – Wendy Southin

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The main focus of Wendy Southin’s business Dragonfly Dreamers is jewelry created using a combination of metalsmithing techniques. Anything from sawing, stamping, hammering, to riveting and patinas may be used on a single creation. She also creates altered art pieces on canvas, mirrors or other interesting objects with a vintage, grungy look and feel. Wendy’s finished work appeals to creative souls who are looking for that special something that speaks to them from within and has that one of a kind Artisan quality, look and feel.
See Wendy’s work on her blog, etsy blog or follow her on facebook & twitter.

Wendy will have her one-of-a-kind handmade pieces available for sale at Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale being held at the Goulbourn Museum on Dec. 2 from 1-4 pm.

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