British Home Children – The Clark Boys from Quarrier’s

British Home Children – The Clark Boys From Quarrier’s to Eastern Ontario
Presented by Gloria Tubman

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Auditorium at Hazeldean Gardens Retirement Residence
6130 Hazeldean Road, Stittsville ON K2S 2M2

Join researcher and genealogist Gloria Tubman for her presentation on British Home Children and the techniques and resources used to unravel the life of Scottish home children, including brothers Archibald and George Clark.

On April 14, 1908, 14-year old George Clark and his 11-year-old brother Archibald, both from Orphan Homes of Scotland, founded by William Quarrier, located in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland, arrived in Canada.  They then travelled to Brockville (Fairknowne House – also owned by Quarrier) on April 16, 1908 but were shortly separated by being placed in different farms to work in Ontario. A few years later, both would go to fight in WWI.  One brother came back to Canada . . . one did not.

Gloria Tubman, a descendant of a British Home Child, has spent the past 20 years researching family histories and British Home Children. An interest in genealogy and local history led to authoring “Genealogy Gleanings” in The Equity, Shawville’s weekly newspaper. She volunteers at the Ottawa Family History Centre and is a member of BIFHSGO, the Ontario Genealogy Society, the Irish Research Group, and the Ontario East British Home Child Family. She was the co-chair of the 2013 and 2014 BIFHSGO conferences.

We are pleased to have Gloria Tubman on this date as September 28th is commemorated provincially as British Home Child Day in Ontario. Come and hear this interesting topic at a new location, The Auditorium at Hazeldean Gardens Retirement Residence, 6130 Hazeldean Road, Stittsville ON K2S 2M2, Saturday September 28, 2019 starting at 1:30 PM. As usual this presentation is free to the public. Join us for an enlightening afternoon.

The Village General Store

Presented by the Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Road

May 25 2019 – 1:30PM

Come and join us for the Historical Society’s May 2019 event – reminiscences of the village general store – once the lifeblood of smaller communities. As well as purveyor of foods, various dry goods, clothing and hardware, it was often also the post office and a local meeting place for good advice. Goulbourn township was once dotted with these community focal points.

This event is held at the Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Road. The museum is handicap accessible. Come along and bring a friend or neighbour. Parking and refreshments are free.

The Story of Hazeldean

April 13th 2019 – The Story of Hazeldean

Presented by Roger Young

Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch – 1:30 pm

Did you miss this event? – We have experimented with an on-line prepared video of Roger Young’s presentation. Run-time is one hour. Check out this link >

Story of Hazeldean by Roger Young on Vimeo.

The village of Hazeldean, formerly part of Goulbourn Township, then within the boundaries of the city of Kanata is situated south of Maplegrove/Kakulu Road and west of Eagleson Roads. The original settlement of Hazeldean in 1818 was by group of “Loyal Protestants” and their families (15) who arrived mid-November after an arduous 45 day journey departing from Cork on June 11 1818.  The Hazeldean settlers were part of a group numbering 183 under leader Richard Talbot, mostly immigrants from in or near Cloghjordan, in Modreeny parish, County Tipperary.

You are invited to join Roger Young for a very interesting presentation on the human stories behind the voyage and settlement of Hazeldean that started over 200 years ago. Roger Young is our newest historical society director and has a lifetime and ancestral connection to the community of Hazeldean.

Young Residence – Mr. William R. Young holding horse + children Frank & Etta in the buggy – 1900’s (early).

This  free event is open to everyone. It is being held in the Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch on Saturday April 13 2019 at 1:30pm. Parking and refreshments are free. Please tell a neighbour and bring a friend.

Discovering History through Quilts

Discovering History through Quilts

with Alison Tranter
Richmond Legion
1:30 pm, Saturday March 16 2019

Did you know that history can be found in a quilt?  Quilting has been part of our history dating back to the time of ancient Egyptian pharaohs. Over the years quilts have been beautiful reflections of the times during which they were created.

Alison Tranter, our guest speaker this month will share with us her experience with the discovery of our history through quilts. She will tell us of the process, some of the stories heard through the documentation event held as part of the Richmond 200th Anniversary in 2018 and the importance of labelling quilts and caring for them.

Alison started quilting in 1993 when she took a course for beginners at the Country Quilter in Richmond, Ontario.  Since then she has continued to make quilts for family, friends, charities and for no reason whatsoever except that she finds it relaxing, therapeutic and loves fabric! Alison started to realise that every quilt tells a story about its maker and her way of life. In 2003 she decided to document some of the stories about quilts in this area. Through her research with the quilt documentation process she discovered that this is a widespread activity done in many countries in particular UK and USA.  In 2018 when Richmond was celebrating 200 years as a community and she wondered what other quilts and stories where lurking around the village…

Come and find out more at the Richmond Legion, Saturday March 16, 2019 starting at 1:30 PM. As usual this presentation is free to the public. Join us for an enlightening afternoon. Parking and refreshments are free. Please “tell a neighbour, bring a friend”

Library Photo Display – February 2019

Stittsville – Then & Now – Photo Exhibit

February, 2019

on display in the ArtSpace,
Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch

We have chosen a selection of historic prints from our photo collection and matched them to the Stittsville of today. You are invited to drop in at the Library during operating hours anytime during the month of February and enjoy the scenes. Would you recognize the location of some of the old photos?

Olde Tyme Cooking

Olde Tyme Cooking
February 16 2019 1:30 pm
Stittsville Public Library

Join us at this Heritage Day celebration of old time cooking. Before the days of electric ovens, microwaves and prepared and frozen foods, domestic science was an important aspect of our learning and survival. Could you survive today cooking on a wood-burning stove with simple directions such a “moderate oven” or “pinch of salt” ?

Our volunteers will be ready to offer you a taste of bygone cooking with samples gleaned from old cook books & recipes. There will also be displays of heritage publications and utensils. Do you have an antique utensil at home – we invite you to bring it along to display.  Our presentation will be held in the Grace Thompson meeting room at the Ottawa Public Library Stittsville Branch on Saturday February 16 2016 at 1:30 pm. Parking and refreshments are free. Please tell a neighbour and bring a friend.