(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.
Additional attractions will include Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary, an old-fashioned photo booth, vintage games (including wooden stilts), a caricature artist, children’s crafts and games, plus an ice cream vendor and a BBQ. And don’t miss our silent auction and a chance to bid on some amazing prizes including tickets to an Ottawa Senators’ home game!
Children can also play in the revamped Village Store which now features costumes and food from the WWII era. It is also the new home of the Ashton General Store’s postal wicket which was generously donated to the Museum last month.
Author Larry Cotton will be in the Museum from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to sign copies of his latest book in the Whiskey & Wickedness series about the Rideau military settlements. Local collectors will also be bringing old music back to life on their phonograph exhibit that includes both disc and cylinder phonographs.
Father’s Day Flashback is sponsored by Minto Potter’s Key and takes place Sunday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Goulbourn Museum. Admission is free but you’ll want to bring some cash for lunch and treats (not to mention silent auction prizes!).
The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, just south of Stittsville, at Stanley’s Corners. For more information, please visit www.goulbournmuseum.ca or call 613-831-2393. For regular updates, join Goulbourn Museum on Facebook.