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Events, families, programs

We`re tickled pink with the response to our Kits`Club Joke Contest! Seven-year-old Theo even submitted an entire book of jokes he created himself! Thanks for making our day, Theo!

As a member of the Kits’ Club, children receive our seasonal newsletter with fun games & activities along with photos from events that are exclusive to kids. We keep you up-to-date about events, contests & include special extras. We also offer monthly Family Craft & Activity Days at the Museum.  Every time you participate in one of our monthly craft days we put a sticker on your membership card – after only 5 visits you win a prize!

Happy Thanksgiving!


The Museum is closed today for Thanksgiving but will be open again on Tuesday from 1-4 pm. Have a safe & wonderful holiday weekend!

Family Craft Day Oct. 14


SPOOKY FALL CRAFTS – Register today to guarantee your spot at this popular family craft event. Come in costume for a chance to win a prize! Click here for event details.

Letting Kids Play with ‘Fire’!


Check out the awesome craft we have planned for kids at Villagefest tomorrow! We’ll be at Village Square Park between 12-5 pm (Saturday, Sept. 29). At 1 p.m. the Goulbourn Township Historical Society will be unveiling their plaque commemorating the Great Fire.

Glorious Goulbourn


Tracey & Sue got a bird’s eye view of Goulbourn in all its fall glory today.

A Sweet Winner!

Events, families, programs

Ten-year-old Kayla Kranz, of Richmond, dropped by the Museum
this weekend to claim her Candy Counting Contest prize.
Congratulations Kayla! Don’t eat all 68 of those candies at once!

Perils and Petticoats

100th Regiment, research

Kurt Johnson will present Perils and Petticoats: Exceptional Women of the War of 1812 at the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Click here for more information or to register for the event.

We Have A Winner!

Events, families, programs

Congratulations to Kayla Kranz our candy contest winner! 10-year-old Kayla dropped by our booth at the Richmond Fair on the weekend and guessed that our candy jar contained 67 candies. She was only off by one! (The jar contained 68.) Kayla also wins a Kits’ Club Membership. Way to go Kayla!

Richmond Fair…and a Giant Jar of Candy!

Events, exhibits, families, programs

We’re busy prepping for the Richmond Fair this weekend! We’ll be giving presentations to Grade 4 students all day Friday & manning our booth Saturday & Sunday. Be sure to stop by and say “hello” – we love hearing your stories about the Goulbourn of yesteryear. And did we mention you could win a great big jar of candy? Whether you’re a kid or a kid-at-heart, nobody can resist a good old-fashioned candy counting competition!

Welcome to the Team


Goulbourn Museum is happy to announce we’ve added a new employee to our team! Sue Woodford started this week as our new Marketing and Visitor Services representative, and we’re excited to have her. Sue has signed on for a six month contract, and will be managing our social media, writing our press releases and designing our marketing material, as well as producing and distributing our newsletters and assisting with tours and events.

Sue has been telling stories through pictures and prose for over 20 years. She studied Photojournalism at Loyalist College and worked at the Kanata Kourier-Standard newspaper for 8 years receiving awards for both writing and photography from the Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA). Following a freelance career in communications she took on the role of Manager, Creative Services with Evans Team Ottawa at Royal LePage. In 2012 she completed her post-graduate certificate in Interactive Multimedia from Algonquin College. Sue has been a resident of Stittsville since 1995.

If you have any marketing ideas you’d like to share with Sue or would like to send her a welcome note, drop her a line here.

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