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High school student’s photo chosen for Goulbourn Museum’s Christmas card

(PHOTO: Jordyn Simpson, with the winning Christmas card design in the background.)

(press release)

For the second year in a row, a photograph taken by Stittsville’s Jordyn Simpson will grace the cover of the Goulbourn Museum’s Christmas card. The Grade 11 student at South Carleton High School captured the winning image while volunteering as an event photographer during the Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on November 20th. Continue reading


Goulbourn Museum’s Kathryn Jamieson receives leadership award

(via Goulbourn Museum)

Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager has won an Ontario Museum Association (OMA) award of excellence.

Kathryn Jamieson, Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager
Kathryn Jamieson

Kathryn Jamieson received the 2016 Promising Leadership Award of Excellence at the OMA Annual Conference in Mississauga on Thursday night. The OMA Award of Excellence in Community Engagement is presented to emerging professionals, of any position or institution, who have shown promising leadership within the museum community. An emerging professional is an individual within the first ten years of their professional career. Continue reading


Hélène Rivest receives Goulbourn Museum’s heritage advocacy award

(Photo: Hélène Rivest, centre, with Goulbourn Museum’s Curator Manager, Kathryn Jamieson, and Chairperson Keith Hobbs. Photo via Goulbourn Museum.)

Each year, the Board of Directors selects a recipient for the Museum’s Heritage Advocacy Award. This award recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution to the Goulbourn Museum.

This year the Board selected someone who is a Museum member, a longtime volunteer and a donor. This person is also extremely dedicated to volunteering in many capacities beyond the Museum and throughout the community. Continue reading


Goulbourn Museum hosts Father’s Day Flashback on Sunday

(PHOTO: This Sunday, members of the WWI Canadian Army Medical Corps (recreated) from St. Thomas, Ontario will be transforming the Goulbourn Museum grounds into a Forward Aid Post and Casualty Clearing Centre or field hospital. The museum will also launch their new exhibit “Healing Hands – Medicine During the World Wars.”)

Step back in time this Father’s Day and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Goulbourn Museum.

A new exhibit will explore medicine during the world wars while reenactors from the WWI Canadian Army Medical Corps (recreated) will transform the grounds into a Forward Aid Post and Casualty Clearing Station. Continue reading


Goulbourn Museum seeks vendors for Outdoor Christmas Market

Calling all artisans! Goulbourn Museum is accepting applications for its Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market. The Market will be held on Sunday, November 22nd from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 2064 Huntley Road. The deadline for applications is September 27, 2015.

The Museum is seeking talented vendors selling original handcrafted items to fill 15+ positions in a variety of specialties such as: clothing & accessories (for kids, adults & pets!), bath & body, jewelry, home décor, Christmas greenery, art, textiles, treats, and baked goods.

Currently in its third year, the event attracts over 400 local visitors annually and also offers festive old-fashioned Christmas activities and photos with Santa. As the name suggests, the Outdoor Artisan Market is held outdoors under a large tent that has some heating, but vendors must still dress for the weather.

To apply, send an email to with: your name, your business name, contact information and business sites (web/blog/facebook/etsy), and three quality photographs (Jpeg only, please) of your product(s) including one photo of your booth setup.

Space rental is $45 and includes one 6’ table and two chairs. Vendors will be required to provide one item valued at a minimum of $10 for a fundraising raffle and each vendor must provide their own table covering to fit the table provided.

This is a juried event and vendors will be chosen carefully to ensure a balanced representation of each category. For further details about the Museum or how to become a vendor please visit: or follow them on Facebook:


Making scarecrows at the Goulbourn Museum September 13

Every September children come to the Goulbourn Museum for a day of festive fall crafts and to make scarecrows for the Museum’s booth at the Richmond Fair. Over the years, little hands have designed everything from classic scarecrows to pirates and fairies, and everything in between. And each year Museum staff carefully transport the finished masterpieces to the Fair where they proudly take center stage on their table in the Agriculture Building.

This year’s scarecrow assembly session will take place during Pumpkin Spice, the Museum’s next Family Craft Day on Sunday, September 13 from 1-4 p.m. The activities are geared to ages 4 -11, cost is $4 per child, and parental accompaniment is required. To register please call 613-831-2393 or email:

Children are encouraged to come dressed in plaid or bright autumn colours. And if their name is selected, one lucky participant will go home with a $25 gift card for Toys R Us, courtesy of Minto Potter’s Key.

Goulbourn Museum is a registered charity located at 2064 Huntley Road in Stittsville. It tells the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and offers interactive and hands-on exhibits. The grounds offer picnic tables with shade umbrellas, and a large checker board. Admission to the Museum is free, but donations are always appreciated.


John Curry wins Goulbourn Museum’s Heritage Advocacy Award

(via the Goulbourn Museum)

The Goulbourn Museum’s Board of Directors had to work behind the scenes to surprise one of its own directors with this year’s Heritage Advocacy Award. John Curry has been instrumental in the Goulbourn Museum’s success and Kathryn Jamieson, Curator Manager, and the Museum’s Chairperson, Keith Hobbs, presented him with the award at last night’s Evening of Appreciation.

John became a founding member of the Museum when the Museum became an independent body in 2010. He began by serving as Treasurer with the Goulbourn Township Historical Society’s Board of Directors in 1991. After nine years as Treasurer, he joined the Museum Committee for another nine years before becoming a Director with the Goulbourn Museum.


Goulbourn Museum celebrates 25th birthday with Father’s Day bash

(press release via the Goulbourn Museum)

The Goulbourn Museum is turning 25 and the community is invited to an old-world birthday bash on Father’s Day to celebrate! Watch a medieval fight, see a blacksmith at work, climb aboard the Old “27” Fire Truck, bid on some incredible prizes in the silent auction, and challenge dad to a hilarious game of lawn Twister or giant KerPlunk! Continue reading