About Us

Welcome to the Goulbourn Township Historical Society – a community group dedicated to the history of the former Goulbourn Township, now amalgamated into the City of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. This includes the communities of Stittsville, Hazeldean, Richmond, Munster Hamlet, Ashton, Stanley’s Corners, Stapledon and Mansfield and surrounding rural areas.

If you have ties with Goulbourn, or are interested in history generally, you might want to join us. We have about 100 members and we publish a quarterly newsletter and offer a regular speaker’s program open to the general public. Some of us take part in a Costumed Interpreter’s Program which is a lot of fun and brings history alive for those who meet the characters.

We have a role for volunteers to help create and staff exhibits for public events, to record and gather local peoples’ stories, to document the township in photographs or drawings, to write brochures or books on local history.

Preserving and keeping local history alive is what we do so if you are interested in history and heritage, please join us.

GTHS-5-375_17The Goulbourn Township Historical Society would like to acknowledge the financial assistance of the City of Ottawa and the Government of Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.