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The Goulbourn Museum has over 9,000 artefacts in its holdings as well as a collection of more than 40,000 objects unearthed during an archeological dig in Richmond.

Included among the Museum’s most notable artefacts are:

  • Bylaws for Richmond that date back to 1850
  • Original land deeds from the early 1820s
  • Personal items belonging to Goulbourn’s War of 1812 hero Colonel George Thew Burke including a silver medal recognizing his service in the War of 1812, an 1822 militia sword, snuff box, and a 100th Regimental Spoon
  • The Sefton Stewart Letters – a collection of letters written home during WWI by a young private from Richmond

The Museum’s artefact records are available online thanks to a joint initiative between the Ottawa Museum Network and the City of Ottawa, including the Museums and Heritage Programs Unit and the City of Ottawa Archives. Presently, Goulbourn Museum has a limited number of records online but staff and volunteers are working diligently to expand our online database.

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