PHOTOS: Capturing a piece of heritage before it’s lost

House near Fallowfield and Eagleson. Photo courtesy of the Goulbourn Museum.

(All photos courtesy of the Goulbourn Museum.)

A local family has been farming on this property near Falllowfield and Eagleson since the mid-1800s. They operated a dairy farm here until 1997, and the land is still used for growing corn today.

About 40 years ago the family built a new house next to this one and moved there. Last Thursday, the house was taken down for safety reasons, but before it was demolished the Goulbourn Museum was invited to capture photographs of the building and to collect any artefacts. While the white house with the wooden workshop attached were torn down, the dairy barn remains.

“It was an interesting visit and I am thankful they called us,” says Kathryn Jamieson from the museum. “I encourage others in the community to call us for things like this. It is important to keep track of.”

(Note: The family who owns the land asked the Goulbourn Museum not to publish their name or address.)

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2 thoughts on “PHOTOS: Capturing a piece of heritage before it’s lost”

  1. An excellent project ! There are other properties, both in and near Goulbourn, which are having a comparable fate. I hope that they can be similarly recorded. Thanks to all involved.

  2. Thanks for the interest. This was my maternal great-grandparents’s house — home to my grandfather, his brother and his brother’s descendants. Also, the venue for a large family reunion in 1979 with resultant photo story in the Stittsville News.

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