August 17th will be full of activities for the Goulbourn Museum board and staff members.
Opening remarks and a ribbon cutting at the grand opening of the Museum’s new endeavour — the Heritage Garden — will start off the day at 11:00 a.m. The old-fashioned corn roast happens from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The fresh corn is compliments of Fallowfield Tree Farm.
The day will also see a permanent Outdoor Exhibit being unveiled focusing on Stanley’s Corners and the role the Pratt family played in the area. “The exhibit highlights old businesses and people’s memories of Stanley’s Corners,” said Tracey Donaldson, Manager and Exhibitions Curator at the Goulbourn Museum. Descendants of the Pratt family are being encouraged to attend at the invitation of Robin Ritchie, great grandson of Isabella Pratt Allen. He would like to see his descendants in attendance so the family members can reconnect. Mr. Ritchie will also be donating a portrait of Isabella from the 1800s. “She was a remarkable woman by any standard,” said Mr. Ritchie of his great grandmother who passed away quietly in 1942 at the age of 105.
(She was born on the Ninth Line of Goulbourn Township in March 1837 and now a new outdoor exhibit is permanently on display for Isabella Pratt Allen. Photo: Goulbourn Museum)
And that is not all, besides the fresh corn-on-the-cob there will be hot dogs, lemonade, a scavenger hunt, lots of children’s activities and live music by the Barrhaven Fiddleheads. Delicious homemade ice cream delights by Holmespun Ice Cream will be for sale to finish off your meal.
This event is free for all, but a donation for the food would be appreciated. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy a guaranteed good old-fashioned time at the Goulbourn Museum.
Visit the Museum’s web site to find out about their many exhibits and events at https://goulbournmuseum.ca.
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