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Book list: your guide to the War of 1812

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This year is the bicentennial of the War of 1812, so inquiries about the 100th Regiment of Foot (who settled Richmond and surrounding area in 1818 after fighting in the War of 1812), have become more and more frequent. It is wonderful to see such an interest in Canadian history, and also to see such an interest in the history of our local community.

To celebrate the bicentennial, we’re busy planning for a big event here at the Museum on Sunday June 17, 2012. Our volunteer researcher (and new member of our Board of Directors) Kurt Johnson has spent many months researching the War of 1812, the 100th Regiment, as well as various fascinating women connected to the War for a new exhibit.

Kurt has read so many books on the subject that he wrote an article for the Ottawa Citizen highlighting his top 12 choices. Follow this link to read Kurt’s 12 about 1812: A bicentennial guide to a dozen historical book about the historic war. And to purchase your copy of For King & Canada by A. Barry Roberts, click here.

To hear more from Kurt, follow him on Twitter: @kurtjohnson46

March Break Update: It’s going Great!

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March Break is going Great!
So far so good with our March Break 1/2 Day camps! We’ve done “Spring colours” and “Birds and Nature” and the kids are really enjoying themselves! Above you see some of the girls painting there chicks for Birds and Nature, they also made small owls out of Styrofoam balls and felt! All the crafts are working out quite well and everyone is having a blast!
Today’s theme is Knick Knacks and Keepsake where they kids are going to make hanging signs for there homes.
We still have space available for Friday’s 1/2 day camp, so come celebrate St. Patrick’s day with us.
613-831-2393 or education@goulbournmuseum.ca

March Break: St. Patrick’s Day

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It’s all about the colour green! 

Friday March 16, 2012 is St. Patrick’s Day at the museum! Come celebrate the Irish holiday with St. Patricks day themed crafts and activities from 1pm-4 pm and get your Irish on! It’s $20 per day/ per child, so sign up now, spots are still available!

Goulbourn Museum will be hosting March Break all next week from 1 pm -4 pm with a different theme each day! For more information call the museum at 613-831-2393 or email us here!

March Break: Photos & Frames

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Thursday March 15: Photos & Frames

Kids will take part in activities associated with Photos and Frames, have your child make a portrait of themselves, decorate frames and other fun things at the museum!

Come celebrate March Break at the Goulbourn Museum! Fun activities and crafts are lined up for each day of the break. Goulbourn Museum will be hosting 1/2 day camps each day of the week with a different theme every day. The cost is $20 per day, per child, spots are filling up fast so please call 613-831-2393 or email is today!

March Breaks Keepsakes and Knick Knacks

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012, from 1-4 p.m., Goulbourn Museum will be continuing to celebrate March Break with a new theme Keepsakes & Knick Knacks. Kids will be making a variety of knick knack crafts that they can take home and keep for as long as they wish! Kids will also take part in games and activities throughout the afternoon.
Goulbourn Museum is offering ½ day crafts camps from 1-4 throughout the whole week of March Break (March 12-16), it costs $20 per day, per child. Everyday has a different theme so call the museum to get information on our ½ day camps throughout the week. The camp is aimed at children ages 7-11, all materials are provided and a light snack will be provided.

Our March break camp is filling up fast so call today at 613-831-2393 or send us an email!

March Break: Birds & Nature

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On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, from 1-4 p.m., Goulbourn Museum is celebrating March Break with a new theme: Birds & Nature. Kids will make several crafts inspired by birds and nature to take home, and will also get to participate in games and activities.

For March Break, Goulbourn Museum is offering 1/2 day camps from 1-4 at the Museum, for only $20 per child, per day. Each day there will be a new theme, and these themes will be released on our blog over the course of this week. The camp is aimed at children 7-11, and all materials and a light [peanut-free] snack will be provided.

Spots are filling up fast! For more information or to register your children, call us at 613-831-2393 or send us an email 🙂

March Break: Spring Colours

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Goulbourn Museum is kicking off next week’s March Break with Spring Colours on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 1-4 p.m. Kids will not only enjoy the Museum’s games & activities, but they will also make several colourful and spring-like crafts to take home.

Each day next week, the Museum is offering 1/2 day camps from 1-4 at the Museum, for only $20 per child, per day. Each day there will be a new theme, and these themes will be released on our blog over the course of this week. The camp is aimed at children 7-11, and all materials and a light [peanut-free] snack will be provided.

Spots are filling up fast! For more information or to register your children, call us at 613-831-2393 or send us an email 🙂

New Exhibit opening this Family Day!

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The Goulbourn museum has a new exhibit opening this Family Day, February 20, 2012! Imagine clearing trees to build your home using only hand tools, or collecting ash from burnt wood to trade for basic living supplies. These are the types of things that the Goulbourn area Pioneers did in their day to day lives. The new exhibit, titled Goulbourn Township’s Pioneers will highlight photos and artefacts from each of the communities within Goulbourn. The event takes place from 1:00 pm – 4:00pm this Monday. Everyone is invited, so come on by the Museum at 2064 Huntley Rd. and enjoy some light refreshments while reliving the past of the first settlers in Goulbourn.  If you have any questions feel free to email us here.

John Wright’s Sketch Journal

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Goulbourn Museum has recently hired Lord Cultural Resources to create a ten-year strategic plan for the Museum. To start the process, staff met with John Wright, Susan Dunlop and Brad King to discuss the project and to show them the site. While the Lord Cultural Resources representatives were here, we noticed that John Wright was sketching away. We were very pleased to see that John had added his water coloured sketches (above) to his personal blog. You can view his blog here. Thank you John for sharing your sketches with us!

Sparks Craft

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Tonight we have a group of 24 Sparks coming to the Museum. We’re excited to have such a big group in, and we’re also looking forward to trying a new craft 🙂 If you’re local, you may know that Richmond, ON (part of the greater City of Ottawa) was named after the Duke of Richmond, and he died of rabies on the shores of the Jock River during a visit to the village named after him. It is believed that he contracted rabies from a soldier’s pet fox three months before his death.

A sad story, we know, but a fox craft helps us tell the story of the Duke to youth groups. And the fox is so cute! For more information about our programs or to book your group, email Tracey, our Education & Community Programmer.