We are pleased to present our 2021 Board of Directors.
|President (acting)||Roger Young
|Board member||Brian Baxter
|Board member||Marguerite Evans
|Research / Archives||Ellen Faulkner
Goulbourn Township Historical Society Annual General Meeting
Saturday January 16th 2021 at 1:00pm.
Due to pandemic restrictions on public gatherings this year’s meeting will be held as a virtual event available on-line. Members are encouraged to attend this event via internet or phone. In order to plan the event and share access information with you we ask that you confirm your attendance or return your proxy to the secretary by Wednesday, January 13th at: AGM@goulbournhistoricalsociety.org .
We need your support to meet quorum and enact our business !
You can participate by:
- joining us virtually on your computer – access instructions will be provided later
- by telephone (telephone fees may apply) – telephone link will be provided
- or alternatively you can complete a proxy to cover any motions or votes. Click on link to download the proxy form > PROXY
Should you have any accessibility requirements, please contact our webmaster, John Bottriell at email@example.com for help.
October 2020 Update
During the current pandemic we must continue to postpone our lecture program until it is considered safe to meet. Meanwhile we have now published our Autumn 2020 newsletter. It is available to all GTHS members.
We’ve just released the Summer 2020 Newsletter to our members.
Look for it in an email or in your mailbox.
Looking for some armchair viewing this Summer? Here are some online ideas ideas to follow:
The Senate of Canada
Parliament Hill’s Centre Block is now closed to the public for the next decade while it undergoes a long-needed rehabilitation. Online travelers, however, can still experience the glories of the Senate of Canada’s rooms in this state-of-the-art virtual tour, The Senate Virtual Tour: Your Digital Admission to the Red Chamber. Created by Carleton Immersive Media Studio, a research unit within Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, this is a fascinating example of digitally–assisted storytelling. You will enjoy a peek into rarely accessible rooms, with the opportunity to learn more about objects, paintings and maps. It’s a true choose–your–own–adventure!
The Louvre offers free online tours of some of its most important and popular exhibits, such as its Egyptian Antiquities and works from Michelangelo. You can take a 360-degree look at the museum, and click around the rare artifacts to get additional information on their histories.
The British Museum
London’s British Museum makes some of its pieces viewable online. The museum also teamed up with the Google Cultural Institute to offer virtual tours using Google Street View technology.
*** CANCELLED ***
Due to the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, your executive has decided to cancel our March 21 2020 event – A Salute to the Irish – Music and stories with Kevin Dooley and Doug McKenna.
A Salute to the Irish – Music and stories
with Kevin Dooley
Saturday March 21 2020 1:30pm
Royal Canadian Legion – Stittsville
Join us for an entertaining afternoon of Irish music and stories presented by well know performer Kevin Dooley.
Early settlers of Goulbourn Township were chiefly of Protestant Irish descent, some of them veterans of the wars with Napoleon, giving a distinct Irish character to Goulbourn Township.
Music was one of the skills these settlers brought with them. An example was William Alexander, an early pioneer from the County Tyrone. He was a violinist of note, and during the time he ran the hotel on the 3rd line Huntley his violin was much in use. He specialized in old Irish dancing airs, but also played sentimental pieces very sweetly. Every time he played a piece for his guests he called its name. He could play about 150 different tunes.
Come and help us celebrate the Irish heritage of Goulbourn Township with the toe-tapping entertainment of Irish entertainer Kevin Dooley. This is a public programme presented by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society. Admission, parking and refreshments are free!
Saturday February 15th 2020 1:30pm
Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch
Dr. Ken Hartin’s collection of antique tools
Nigel Kilby, far left, a member of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society’s re-enactment committee, shows an historic wooden tool to fellow members, from left to right, Bram Blenk, Angela Kilby, Jennifer Chaplin and Lynn Blenk at the Historical Society’s annual meeting in 1987 (from the Stittsville New Dec 16, 1987)
Discover our display of working tools of the past and how they were used around the home. These include irons, saws, spades and cutters. Many of these tools can still be found in outdoor sheds, basements or workshop in working order as they are hard to break, even outlasting modern items.
Do you have an old working tool that you would want to show and possible identify? Bring it along and together we might figure it out!
This even if free and open to the general public. Drop in during the afternoon and see out exhibit. As always there will be refreshments.
We also encourage you to view our annual photo exhibit in the Library’s “ArtSpace” during the month of February. This year we are also focussing on tools of our ancestors.