AGM – 2023

Goulbourn Township Historical Society AGM 2023

(for the year ending December 31 2022)

  • 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.
  • please register. here>  2023 Annual General Meeting
  • We need your support to meet quorum and conduct our meeting ! 

Indigenous Life in the Ottawa Area

Indigenous Life in the Ottawa Area

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.

The Spirits of Richmond

Richmond’s Inns, Taverns and Hotels

Saturday September 24 2022, 1:30 pm

Royal Canadian Legion – Richmond & District Branch 625
6430 Ottawa Street West, Richmond, ON

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Our September “in-person” event is a presentation by GTHS Board Member Mark Heckman.

Mark will examine the roles that Richmond’s inns, taverns and hotels played in the growth and development of the Village of Richmond in the 19th century and their contributions to the Village’s life and history. In addition, the factors contributing to the rise, growth and eventual decline of Richmond’s inns, taverns and hotels will be presented.

This free event is open to everyone. It is being held in the Royal Canadian Legion – Richmond Branch, 6430 Ottawa St, Richmond ON K0A2Z0 on Saturday September 24, 2022, at 1:30 pm. Parking and refreshments are free. Please tell a neighbour and bring a friend.

Although quite spacious, 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 your community or setting.

Where the Spirit leads you

Where the Spirit leads You!

October 1 2022

Where the Spirit

This historical church and pub tour of Goulbourn Township scheduled for Saturday afternoon October 1st 2022. Included are visits to Richmond, Dwyer Hill and Ashton.

Churches have an interesting link to our pioneers. Join us for a driving and interpretive tour of select historical churches and pub in Goulbourn Township. Participants should assemble by 1:30 pm at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 67 Fowler Street, Richmond, Ontario.

Map and instructions

What is that?

What is That?

Event is completed – many items were quite obscure but our winners did well.

Inventions that (may?) have changed our world

We have assembled an assortment of images that we hope will challenge you to identify. Although some of these items have become obsolescent or obsolete they certainly made living easier for our ancestors, an even for us today. Join us online as we explore a wide variety of unusual items from the past. We also hope to hear your personal stories about some items you have identified.

 

Irish Celebration

AN IRISH AFTERNOON – now available on-line

  • Saturday March 19 2022 1:30 pm
  • presented by Roger Young
  • This was an on-line presentation – If you missed it we have made an edited copy available on You Tube at An Irish Afternoon

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, the Goulbourn Township Historical Society presented “An Irish Afternoon” with Roger Young on Saturday, March 19th from 1.30 to 2.30 p.m. We visited some beautiful places in Ireland, listen to some great Irish music and have our host share his knowledge of Ireland.  

Many Settlers coming to Goulbourn Township from 1818 onward were of Irish origin.

This map identifies the names of many of Goulbourn’s ancestors and from where they came from in Ireland.

You will likely recognize many names that are still prominent in our community.