Goulbourn Museum to reopen next month

Photo by Barry Gray.

Photo: At the grounds of the Goulbourn Museum for the Father’s Day Flashback in June 2017. Photo by Barry Gray.

The Museum is officially reopening on the weekend of June 2nd & 3rd during Doors Open Ottawa with an open house and behind-the-scenes tours of the collection. After that we will fall back into our regular schedule of being open Wednesdays-Sundays from 1-4 p.m.

A dance was held to test the new floor of the Goulbourn Museum. (Via Goulbourn Museum)

When we open we will have the exhibition Woven Through Time on display as well as a pop up exhibit entitled Exceptional Women in the War of 1812. Before the end of the summer a new outdoor exhibition will be launching – it interprets the Museum building, grounds, and the history of Stanley’s Corners.

We will be partnering with the 100th Regiment of Foot for the summer season and offering the Hands on History program which was a big hit at last year’s Father’s Day Flashback event. The schedule has yet to be finalized but the regiment will be onsite during both days of Doors Open, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (June 2 & 3). Visitors can register for training and learn how to fire a Brown Bess Musket and, pending approval, they can fire three shots for a total of $22. (The program is weather permitting as the muskets do not fire well in rain.)

Preparing a musket. Photo by Barry Gray.
Preparing a musket at Father’s Day Flashback in June 2017. (Photo by Barry Gray)

Rebuilding the permanent exhibits will be a gradual process but our beloved Village Store exhibit is at the top of the list. The first priority will be to create a welcome centre/gift shop area and to focus on bringing programming back into the Museum after being closed for more than 10 months.


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