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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


Covered Bridge, ‘Wiches Cauldron go underground at the Diefenbunker

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On Friday, August 7, cool down underground with a beer, food, and chocolate pairing at the Diefenbunker. Sample four different craft beers, each paired with a savoury bite or artisinal dark chocolate, and learn about how the two play-off of each other to enhance your beer experience. Continue reading


Heritage enthusiasts encouraged to join museum board

(Press release from the Goulbourn Museum.)

Combine a love of heritage with your personal skills and play a role in the success of Goulbourn Museum.

The Museum is governed by an elected Board of Directors which meets in the morning on the second Thursday of every month. The Board currently has two vacancies and is seeking members of the community who share a pride in Goulbourn’s heritage to join the Board, or to nominate someone else for candidacy.

A Call for Nominations explaining the application process and a copy of the Museum’s By-laws have been posted to the Museum’s website (http://goulbournmuseum.ca/connect/volunteer/). The website also contains a list of current Board members.

To apply, candidates are asked to provide a statement describing the skills, knowledge and experience they can offer the Goulbourn Museum. This should be addressed to the attention of the Nominating Committee and submitted to the museum by April 1, 2015. Elections will take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Museum on the evening of Thursday April 23, 2015.

If you would like more information or have any questions about joining the Goulbourn Museum Board of Directors, please feel free to contact Curator-Manager Kathryn Jamieson at 613-831- 2393 or info@goulbournmuseum.ca.

Goulbourn Museum shares the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and early life in the former Goulbourn Township. Located just south of Stittsville in Ottawa’s west end, Goulbourn Museum houses a diverse collection of artefacts and many interactive exhibitions. These include The 100th Regiment of Foot, dedicated to the soldiers who settled Goulbourn Township in 1818; Goulbourn Township’s Pioneers, about early life in the communities; and The Village Store where children can dress in costume to barter or shop for supplies.


CLOSE KNIT COMMUNITY: Yarn Bombing Project at Goulbourn Museum

(Press release from the Goulbourn Museum.)

If you’re nutty for knitting or crazy about crocheting, your skills are being sought for a yarn bombing project at Goulbourn Museum on November 16.

Yarn bombing is the art of adding a knit cover to everything from park benches to entire buses. Known as fibre graffiti, it’s easy to remove yet makes a statement by transforming cold urban landscapes into warm, colourful spaces.

“We would like to add that fibre finesse to the railing in front of the Museum” says Kathryn Jamieson, Curator-Manager of Goulbourn Museum.

The idea to yarn bomb the railing was first raised at Yap & Yarn – the Museum’s informal knitting circle that meets monthly. The finished project will help draw attention to the group as well as add festive flair to the site for the Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market being held on November 30th.

“We’re looking for volunteer knitters and crocheters to make swatches in advance and volunteers to help us install them on the 16th. All materials, colours, and patterns are welcome,” says Jamieson. “We will provide coffee, tea and treats, as well as yarn and zip-ties for the outdoor installation.”
If you would like to lend a hand but aren’t available to help with the install, the Museum will happily accept your knitted or crocheted swatches of roughly 8” X 24”.

Jamieson hopes to leave the installation up for several months, but admits weather could play a factor in how long it stays in place. “Once it is taken down, we will wash all the swatches and discuss ways to reuse them at a later Yap & Yarn.”

The yarn bombing will take place from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday November 16. If you would like to get involved, you can email kathryn@goulbournmuseum.ca or simply drop by on the day of the event. Tables and chairs will also be set up inside the Museum for those who wish to bring their knitting projects and participate in Yap & Yarn. Everyone is welcome!


New exhibit celebrates 50 years of Lions in Stittsville and Richmond

(Photo courtesy of the Goulbourn Museum)

The Goulbourn Museum launched a new exhibit this week commemorating the Richmond and Stittsville Lions’ 50th anniversary. Both clubs received their charters in 1964 beginning their years of service and involvement in the community. Continue reading