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Meet the Artists: 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: Spring Art Show & Sale on Sunday May 27, 2012, from 1-4. 

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

Meet the Artists: Clare Gallant

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Clare Gallant makes natural soap and bath and body products.  Crafted in small batches to ensure quality and freshness, and made from natural and beneficial ingredients, these products are a treat for your skin. Email Clare for further information about her products.
Clare will be selling her lovely handmade products at our coming sale called Uniquely Goulbourn on Sunday May 27 from 1-4 at the Goulbourn Museum.

Uniquely Goulbourn: Spring Art Show & Sale

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Be prepared to be inspired!
Local artisans will showcase their work in a sale of fine arts & crafts at the Goulbourn Museum on Sunday May 27, 2012, from 1-4 p.m. The Annual Uniquely Goulbourn: Spring Art & Craft Sale, curated by Sheila Cain-Sample, will feature drawings, textiles, jewellery, paintings, bath products and much more.  Support your community and drop by to discover original & distinctive gift ideas. This exhibition will have something for every age & price range. For more information, send us an email 🙂

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 🙂





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