Richmond Fair 2018 Richmond continues to celebrate its 200th anniversary at this year’s Richmond Fair. Events are scheduled from September 12 to 16 (click here for schedule). Look out for the Historical Society float in the annual parade on Saturday morning starting at 11:00am along McBean & Perth Streets.
Art in the Park is set for Sunday June 4th 2017
Come out and enjoy a pleasant afternoon at Stittsville Village Square (corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street.) From 12pm to 5pm you can engage with 90 exhibitors and performers in a fun afternoon presented by the Stittsville Village Association.
The Goulbourn Township Historical Society will be well represented as we celebrate historical Stittsville Main Street. Here are a few historical photos of our Main Street. Hope to see you there Sunday. The weather forecast looks good!
Women in the World Wars
Join us for our March event as Kathryn Jamieson and Jennifer Adams present “Healing Hands – Medicine During the World Wars”.
Nursing is the most prominent role that Canadian women played at the front in Europe both in the First and Second World Wars. Over 2000 women enlisted as nursing sisters in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during WWI.
Kathryn Jamieson is Curator Manager and Jennifer Adams is Project Coordinator both with the Goulbourn Museum.
This event is open to everyone, with free admission, ample parking and refreshments will be served after the presentation.
Join us on March 19th 2016, 1:30PM at the Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Rd, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B8.
Heritage Celebration – February 27th, 2016
Bring your children as well as yourselves and come celebrate our local heritage at the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, Saturday February 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Several members of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society will be in costume to regale you with their characters’ stories from pioneer days in the township. Meet the Duke of Richmond, who was the Governor General of the British colonies in North American in 1819. Meet Jacqueline, mother of five children, whose husband Jock drowned in the Jock River in Richmond, But Jacqueline has continued a lively life. Meet Samuel Mann who owned a wonderful two-story department store in Stittsville where the first local telephone was installed. Meet Maria Hill, Inn keeper in Richmond and wife of Sergeant Andrew Hill, one of the first soldier-settlers in Richmond.
2015 Photo contest entries and winners
We will also be displaying all the entries from our very successful 2015 Photo Contest – capturing vignettes of our historic past under the categories of historic barns, horses, rural mailboxes and porches.
Collecting historic photo images
Carrying on in a photographic vein, if you have family photos of Goulbourn residents dating from before 1920, please bring them to the meeting room where the Historical Society will be set up to scan them and add them to our Archive collection with your permission. We would appreciate some basic information on the subject such as date taken, name(s) and any interesting anecdotes concerning the picture.
Historic Building driving Tour
We also have a display of some historical buildings in the former Township of Goulbourn. Pick up our map and guide and explore them on your own.
Pioneer Portrait Gallery
Make sure to look at our “Pioneer Portraits” display on the Artspace wall of the Library. This is the final weekend that these portraits will be seen at the Library.
Bring the whole family to meet local Historical characters, see fascinating photos, enjoy some coffee, tea, drinks and treats, bring your own photos – all on Saturday February 27th 2016 from 1-4 at the Stittsville Library.