Stittsville – Then & Now – Photo Exhibit
on display in the ArtSpace,
Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch
We have chosen a selection of historic prints from our photo collection and matched them to the Stittsville of today. You are invited to drop in at the Library during operating hours anytime during the month of February and enjoy the scenes. Would you recognize the location of some of the old photos?
Olde Tyme Cooking
February 16 2019 1:30 pm
Stittsville Public Library
Join us at this Heritage Day celebration of old time cooking. Before the days of electric ovens, microwaves and prepared and frozen foods, domestic science was an important aspect of our learning and survival. Could you survive today cooking on a wood-burning stove with simple directions such a “moderate oven” or “pinch of salt” ?
Our volunteers will be dressed with aprons and ready to offer you a taste of bygone cooking with samples gleaned from old cook books & recipes. There will also be displays of heritage publications and utensils. Do you have an antique utensil at home – we invite you to bring it along to display. Our presentation will be held in the Grace Thompson meeting room at the Ottawa Public Library Stittsville Branch on Saturday February 16 2016 at 1:30 pm. Parking and refreshments are free. Please tell a neighbour and bring a friend.
The Goulbourn Township Historical Society AGM and dinner is scheduled on Saturday January 19th 2019 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 2 Mulkins Street, Stittsville. A delicious dinner will be served at noon with the meeting to begin around 1 pm.
Come for 11:30am to see some displays of what we’ve been doing over the past year. It’s a social time to visit with and get to know other members, as well as an important function for our Society. We need your support to enact our business ! So come and meet your friends in the Historical Society. There will be a time for you to share any ideas for programs or services you would like to see the Society undertake. There will be a delicious, hot dinner at a cost of $17 per person, followed by the general meeting.
Please RSVP by Friday, January 11th to: email@example.com .Payment will be at the door when you arrive.
November 17th 2018 – Remembering One Room Schoolhouses of Yesteryear
presented by Marilyn Snedden
Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch
SS# 11 (1888)
Join Marilyn Snedden as she brings back memories of the rural schools that once dominated our landscape.
Typical of many schools in Ontario a wood stove and later an oil furnace was used for heating. Water was obtained from a hand operated outside pump. Until the 1950’s there were often no indoor toilets. One teacher supervised eight grades and handled 20 to 30 students. Many of these schools were closed by 1996. Come and enjoy and afternoon of recollections.
Marilyn Snedden is an lifelong and active volunteer in Mississippi Mills. We are delighted to have her for our November event.
This event is being held in the Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch on Saturday November 17 2018 at 1:30pm. Parking and refreshments are free. Please tell a neighbour and bring a friend.
Please note – Our October 20th event “Puppets from our Past” has been cancelled.
October 27 2018 – Digitizing and Preserving Family Photographs
At the Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch starting at 1:30pm
Join Kyla Ubbink as she shares with us her expertise with long-term care and digitzation of family photographs.
GTHS Image GOU768 – The Cummings
GTHS Image GOU027 – tin type portrait
Keeping and digitizing family photographs can be a monumental challenge. From storage and long term care, to digitization and maintaining digital materials, a genealogist faces many choices. In terms of preservation there is much to be considered when choosing boxes or albums, which room or storage space to use, what kind of shelving is best and how you will go about handling and using the photographs. Digitization is a great way to facilitate use and sharing, but with so many options out there for scanners, software, settings, file types, and storage hardware, it is hard for the beginner to know where to start and what they are getting into in terms of time and long term care of digital media. Armed with the right information, digitizing and caring for your photographs and preventing these family memories from fading away becomes an exciting new project instead of a daunting task.
Accredited with the Canadian Association for Professional Conservators, Kyla Ubbink specializes in conservation and restoration treatment of books, photographs and paper artifacts; as well as in the preservation of archival collections. Graduating from Museum Studies, Mrs. Ubbink began her career fulfilling contracts in the Library and Archives Canada’s Conservation Laboratories in 2000 where she worked until establishing a full time private practice in 2005. Ubbink Book & Paper Conservation provides professional conservation, restoration and preservation consultation services to institutions, galleries, antiquities dealers, collectors, researchers and genealogists. Mrs. Ubbink is also a part time professor of cultural preservation for Algonquin College’s Archives and Records Management Program, has publications in professional periodicals, and provides workshops and lectures for community groups and heritage professionals.
This event is being held in the Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch on Saturday October 27 2018 at 1:30pm. Parking and refreshments are free. Please tell a neighbour and bring a friend.
Richmond Fair 2018 Richmond continues to celebrate its 200th anniversary at this year’s Richmond Fair. Events are scheduled from September 12 to 16 (click here for schedule). Look out for the Historical Society float in the annual parade on Saturday morning starting at 11:00am along McBean & Perth Streets.