Travel Back to Bygone Days. Learn about the 100th Regiment of Foot
And Celebrate the 200th Anniversaryof theWar of 1812 at Stittsville’s Goulbourn Museum
Have you been to Stittsville lately? Head to the west-end community and waaay back in time at the Goulbourn Museum. Located at 2064 Huntley Road in yesteryear municipal buildings (the township hall of 1872 and the clerk’s building of 1961), this local landmark takes you on a march into the bygone days. Discover exhibits that showcase the stories of rural township life in the 19th and 20th centuries and learn about the 100th Regiment of Foot, Goulbourn’s soldier-settlers.
Kids can play dress-up in period clothing and find out about local heritage in a tactile way, via fun, hands-on activities. Guided tours and history presentations are offered, by appointment, and there are always staff members and volunteers available to answer your questions.
The Museum’s gift shop features a variety of items and publications that pertain to Goulbourn’s past or that bring history to life. Goulbourn Museum is open all year, and admission is free for school groups.
Check out the blog at http://goulbournmuseum.blogspot.com, call 613 831-2393 and for the latest updates, follow the museum on Twitter at @GoulbournMuseum.
May Flowers – Mother’s Day Activities
Sunday, May 13th, 1-4 p.m.
What better way to put these April Showers behind us than with May Flowers. Celebrate spring and cultivate a variety of crafty flowers and plants. For kids ages 4-11. Please call 613-831-2393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and guarantee a spot. $3.00 per child
Uniquely Goulbourn: Spring Art and Craft Sale
Local artisans will showcase their work in a sale of fine arts and crafts at the museum Sunday, May 27, from 1-4 p.m. The annual sale, curated by Sheila Cain-Sample, will feature drawings, textiles, jewellery, paintings, bath products and more.
To mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the museum is hosting a celebration Sunday June 17, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a meaningful historic event in Goulbourn, because the 100th Regiment of Foot settled in the area after fighting in the War of 1812.