Heritage Celebration

Heritage Celebration – February 27th, 2016

Bring your children as well as yourselves and come celebrate our local heritage at the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, Saturday February 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Costumed Characters

Some of our costumed Characters


Several members of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society will be in costume to regale you with their characters’ stories from pioneer days in the township. Meet the Duke of Richmond, who was the Governor General of the British colonies in North American in 1819. Meet Jacqueline, mother of five children, whose husband Jock drowned in the Jock River in Richmond, But Jacqueline has continued a lively life. Meet Samuel Mann who owned a wonderful two-story department store in Stittsville where the first local telephone was installed. Meet Maria Hill, Inn keeper in Richmond and wife of Sergeant Andrew Hill, one of the first soldier-settlers in Richmond.
2015 Photo contest entries and winners
We will also be displaying all the entries from our very successful 2015 Photo Contest – capturing vignettes of our historic past under the categories of historic barns, horses, rural mailboxes and porches.
Collecting historic photo images
Carrying on in a photographic vein, if you have family photos of Goulbourn residents dating from before 1920, please bring them to the meeting room where the Historical Society will be set up to scan them and add them to our Archive collection with your permission. We would appreciate some basic information on the subject such as date taken, name(s) and any interesting anecdotes concerning the picture.
Historic Building driving Tour
Sam Neelin on the Franktown Road (Fourht Line)

1905 – driving tour – Sam Neelin on the Franktown Road (Fourht Line)


We also have a display of some historical buildings in the former Township of Goulbourn. Pick up our map and guide and explore them on your own.
Pioneer Portrait Gallery
Make sure to look at our “Pioneer Portraits” display on the Artspace wall of the Library. This is the final weekend that these portraits will be seen at the Library.
Bring the whole family to meet local Historical characters, see fascinating photos, enjoy some coffee, tea, drinks and treats, bring your own photos – all on Saturday February 27th 2016 from 1-4 at the Stittsville Library.