2022 Heritage Photo Display

“Torn from the Headlines” – 2022 Photo Exhibit

Our annual photo exhibit for 2022 focuses on photographs of several Goulbourn heritage buildings with a related selection of family and social history newspaper clippings.

The exhibit can be found in the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

The display is available until the end of February and accessible during Library hours.

Please drop by and have a look!

February 2022 event Crazy Little Thing

Join us for a purely enjoyable afternoon of pictures, stories and fun as we take on the adventures of love – the good, unpleasant, and sometimes unscrupulous. Seems so simple to think love will cure all but most know sometimes it doesn’t. You will hear some poetry, songs, videos as we travel through some of love’s interesting stories, including the “Love Locks”, Goulbourn marriages, the history of St. Valentines’ Day and Love Letters past and present, along with many more bits of fun. Take part in the Zoom presentation about love (and not just about human beings!) on Saturday, February 12th starting at 1:30 p.m. Combat any of your pandemic-blues with a delightful and lighthearted afternoon. This event is sponsored by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society. Please register below:

Politics in the Carleton District

Politics in the Carleton District

with Shaun Peppy

November 25, 2021 7:00pm (on-line)

Map of Carleton County

The electoral district of Carleton, encompassing the former Goulbourn Township, has played a fascinating and important part in the political history of Canada for over 200 years. Carleton has had its own seat in the elected legislatures of Canada since 1820, following the establishment of the first settlements in the area. While the boundaries of the riding and its name have changed over the years, Carleton has been host to many colourful candidates, several of whom have been key figures in Canadian history.

Former Goulbourn Township Historical Society Vice-President, Shaun Peppy, presented his lecture on the political history of Carleton riding on Thursday, November 25. For anyone who missed the presentation it is available at the link below.

GTHS Annual General Meeting 2021

Goulbourn Township Historical Society Annual General Meeting 
Saturday January  22nd 2022 at 1:00pm.

Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic the Board of Directors have determined that the AGM will be conducted as a virtual event available on-line. Members are encouraged to attend this event on-line. An e-mail or written notice with registration or proxy instructions will be sent to all current GTHS members by year-end. We ask that you confirm your attendance or return your proxy to the secretary by Thursday January 20th 2022.

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) 
  • or alternatively you can complete a proxy to cover any motions or votes that come up. 

Should you have any accessibility requirements, please contact our webmaster, John Bottriell at webmaster@goulbournhistoricalsociety.org  for assistance.

“Beyond the Glass – Stories of Goulbourn Township”

Beyond the Glass – Stories of Goulbourn Township”

This Goulbourn Township Historical Society’s ongoing Speaker series for 2021 took place on September 30th and our Speaker was Barbara Bottriell, local historian, writer, and Past President of the GTHS. She presented a colourful slide show which looked at the family stories behind a selected number of the stained glass windows in Goulbourn’s churches, based on the GTHS publication ” Goulbourn Stained Glass”.

Barbara Bottriell was a member of the Goulbourn Historical Society’s Board of Directors for 18 years and was President of the Society for 6 years. She is the author of local history books “Stittsville A Sense of Place”, “The Story of Mowoo”, and “The History of St. Thomas Anglican Church”. She is a former freelance writer with numerous articles published in outlets such as Chatelaine, Fifty-Five Plus and The Globe and Mail, and her columns, interviews and documentaries have been broadcast on CBC radio. She is currently a Board member of Heritage Ottawa. She lives in Stittsville where she was awarded the Memorial Citizen of the Year for 2016-2017. She is proud of the heritage of Goulbourn Township which she continues to find fascinating.

Copies of our publication “Goulbourn Stained Glass” can be purchase from our online bookshop.