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:
Our Lecture Series has moved on-line – join us in the comfort of you home for our engaging presentation on Thursday May 27 2021 at 7:00pm.
‘A photographic retrospective of the Switzer family of Stittsville.’
What does a giant winter slide, the Stittsville’s Womens’ Institute, First street light, Fire Department Chief, Fire Siren and Blacksmith have in common?
These are some of the contributions made by the Switzer family to the fabric of Stittsville. With the major changes currently being undertaken on Stittsville Main Street in displacing the Switzers’ century-old blacksmith shop and the nearby houses with a modern multi-story mixed-use building, GTHS Board member Marguerite Evans will be sharing with us the extensive contributions made by the Switzer pioneers to our community.
Marguerite has done extensive research on the Switzers, and we look forward to an enlightening on-line presentation. This is a free community event, but you need to pre-register to receive access iformation. (see instructions below).
Ottawa-born Marguerite Evans’ maternal ancestry goes back to the War of 1812 and pioneer settlement in local townships such as March, Huntley, Goulbourn, and Gloucester. Her paternal ancestry includes Edwardsburgh Township and British Columbia. A graduate of the former Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing, she also holds a PhD from Ottawa University. Sharing a love of history, both she and her husband, Jim, have participated in the GTHS, Goulbourn Township Museum, Historical Society of Ottawa, Heritage Ottawa, Huntley Township Historical Society, Leeds/Grenville Historical Society, Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
Please register below by May 25th to receive your invitation to our on-line lecture:
Switzer-Blacksmith-shop-1941 - photo by James Lebarron
Switzer-Blacksmith-Shop-1935 - Painting by C. Lyon - loaned by Phyllis Switzer - photo by Barbara Bottriell
Switzer-Blacksmith-shop-September-2020 Demolition after 108 years - photo by Marc Lamarche
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.