Past-President of the GTHS, Lynne Blenk will regale us with challenges of food handling in pioneer times. Lynne and her family have been active participants in historic re-enactments for many years and have made many presentations to the community on pioneer and military history.
Please register below by October 26th to receive your invitation to our on-line lecture:
Barbara Bottriell, local historian, writer and Past-president of the GTHS will present a look at the social and family history behind some of the stained Glass windows on Goulbourn’s various churches. Barbara was instrumental in publishing “Goulbourn Stained Glass” with text written and researched by author S. Bernard Shaw and photography by John Bottriell, John Brummell and Michael Bryan.
Please register below by September 28th to receive your invitation to our on-line lecture:
Goulbourn Township Historical Society Annual General Meeting Saturday January 16th 2021at 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
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.
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!