Saturday, April 15 2023 1:30 pm – St. John the Baptist Anglican Church – Church Hall, 67 Fowler Street, Richmond
We invite you to join us for stories of local elections past presented by David Mullington. David is a retired journalist with many years of Canadian and overseas experience, most recently 19 years with the Ottawa Citizen.
This free event, presented by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, is open to everyone. It is being held in the Church Hall of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 67 Fowler Street, Richmond, on Saturday April 15, 2023 at 1:30 pm. Parking and refreshments are free. Please tell a neighbour and bring a friend.
Ottawa Valley Irish and the Great Irish Famine Migration of 1847
With Michael McBane
Saturday March 18 2023, 1:30 PM
Ottawa Public Library – Hazeldean branch, 50 Castlefrank Rd, Kanata
We are pleased to host Local Author Michael McBane for our March lecture. Pre-Famine Irish settlement in the Ottawa Valley led directly to thousands of Irish Famine emigrants and refugees coming to Bytown and the Valley in search of family and friends. Because of the dramatic influx of Famine Irish into the Valley, especially in the summer of 1847, a powerful memory of Famine migration lingers in the oral tradition, especially in the rural settlements of Irish Catholics.
Michael McBane is a lifelong student of Ottawa Valley Irish history and folklore. He is author of “Bytown 1847: Élisabeth Bruyère and the Irish Famine refugees” (2022); “+John Egan: Pine and Politics in the Ottawa Valley” (2018); and “Irish Famine Stories in the Ottawa Valley,” (1996).
This free event, presented by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, is open to everyone. It is being held in the Hazeldean Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 50 Castlefrank Road, Kanata on Saturday March 18, 2023 at 1:30 pm. Parking and refreshments are free. Please tell a neighbour and bring a friend.
Heritage Day in Goulbourn – Celebrating our historical “One-Room Schools”
Come and celebrate the historic schools, teachers and students of the former Goulbourn Township.
Some may remember those long walks to school, keeping the wood stove burning, outdoor plumbing, quill pens & refilling inkwells. Well, we have assembled an interesting display of historic images and documents of Goulbourn’s schools that we hope will bring back some of these memories. Come along and share your school memories in an interactive afternoon of fun.
Remind a friend and bring a neighbour. Parking is free, as are the refreshments.
Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch – Saturday February 18 2023 at 1:30pm
Remembering the one-room Schoolhouses of Goulbourn Township
A photo essay of one-room schoolhouses of Goulbourn Township – a history starting with the original 1819 school in Richmond. from the original presented by your local historical society, celebrating the golden-age of one-room schools of Hazeldean, Stittsville, Richmond, Ashton, Munster and the former rural Goulbourn Township
On display in the Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch until February 28, 2023 during library opening hours.
January 21 2023, 1:00 pm – The meeting will be conducted on-line this year. All current GTHS members are eligible to attend and vote. Registration instruction will be sent prior to the meeting. Proxy forms will be available for those who cannot attend the meeting.
Saturday November 19 2022, 1:30 pm Royal Canadian Legion – Richmond & District Branch 625 6430 Ottawa Street West, Richmond, ON
Our November “in-person” event is a presentation by Jane Cooper. Jane began researching local Indigenous history in 2016 and uncovered the lost story of an Algonquin family who lived in this area more than 150 years ago. Her presentation will explore what we know about this family and what it tells us about the relationship between the early local settlers and the Indigenous people who called this region their home.
Jane Cooper has been researching and writing in one capacity or another for nearly 35 years. Her literary essays have been published in the Queen’s Quarterly, Opera Canada and Alberta History and she published a full-length historical biography, The Canadian Nightingale, in 2017. Her works on local history published with the Osgoode Township Museum have explored local soldiers in the First World War, early hockey rivalries, and a walking tour of turn-of-the-century Metcalfe. She is currently working on a historical fiction about the German POWs who worked on Ottawa area farms during the Second World War.
This free event is open to everyone. It is being held in the Royal Canadian Legion – Richmond Branch, 6430 Ottawa St, Richmond on Saturday November 19, 2022, at 1:30 pm. Parking and refreshments are free. Please tell a neighbour and bring a friend.
We recommend that you wear a mask in the Legion Hall as it is a public indoor setting. You should feel free to wear a mask even if it’s not required in this community setting.