Tag: Goulbourn Township Historical Society
The Clarke’s homestead and the local cheese factory connection
Stittsville Central is pleased to again showcase the watercolour sketches and haiku of local artist Perpetua Quigley. Perpetua is currently continuing her love of history through the capture of our local historical sites…
Sports enthusiast and local historian Ann McCooeye passes away
Ann McCooeye will be remembered for her dry wit, stamina, sportsmanship, local historical knowledge and kindness.
The history of politics in Carleton – a presentation by Shaun Peppy and the Goulbourn Township Historical Society
Shaun Peppy is a former Vice-President of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, has two degrees in Political Science, and is a professional public servant having worked much of his career in Parliamentary Affairs.
Lynne Blenk shares her historical re-enactment experience and the challenges faced during GTHS upcoming webinar
Preparing, Pouring and Storing from the days of yore is being virtually presented by Lynne Blenk, a historical re-enactor and former President of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society.
Village Square Park maintains historical train theme in City’s updated concept plan
The historical theme of Village Square Park denotes Stittsville’s first heritage park as a tribute to the importance of the railway’s influence on Stittsville and its prosperity.
Losing our heritage one log at a time – this local log home has been repurposed
(The log home at 6760 Mansfield Road was moved in 2020 and repurposed. Photo: André Bergevin) Imagine the stories that our rural log homes and barns could tell. The labour…
Long time local resident heads up GTHS as Acting President
The Goulbourn Township Historical Society recently held their Annual General Meeting via Zoom and a new executive was elected. Roger Young, with long roots in the Goulbourn community has been named as the Acting President to replace Robert Halberstadt.
Playground equipment at Village Square Park to be renewed – some back history and city seeks your input
How did the playground and buildings come to be at Village Square Park in Stittsville? Nevada tickets were often sold for fundraising endeavours in Stittsville in the 90’s. The Goulbourn Township Historical Society had an initiative…
PHOTOS: Remembrance Day 2020 in Stittsville
The Stittsville Legion held their annual Remembrance Day ceremony with a diminished group in attendance, but the honour to our Veterans and thoughts of our Military families was ever-present.
Ghostly Tales of Goulbourn – a Halloween lecture from Goulbourn Museum
Former Stittsville resident, S. Bernard Shaw, brought to life the true tales of 17 ghost stories that took place in Goulbourn Township over the past 100 years. His book entitled, “Ghosts of Goulbourn” was published in 2004.
150 years ago on August 17 old Stittsville was swept up in The Great Fire of Carleton County
The Carleton County Fire of August, 1870, devastated much of what was then Carleton County, including the village of Stittsville, and even threatened Ottawa for a time. The fire broke…
Respected Stittsville resident David Fairbrother passes away
Stittsville has lost another long-time resident, former business owner and dedicated community volunteer. David Fairbrother passed away on July 25th. He was a humble man, known for his kindness, generosity,…
Heritage Day display brought antique tools aplenty to Historical Society celebration
(Fran McCarthy, GTHS member discusses a folding carpenter ruler with attendees at the Heritage Day celebration on February 15, 2020. Photo: Phil Sweetnam) The Goulbourn Township Historical Society celebrated Heritage…
Working tools of our ancestors – a historical display for Heritage Month
(A steam tractor, circa 1900, from the Kenny farm (Blondehead) located at Concession 9, Lot 27 in the former Goulbourn Township. The Kenny brothers, Clifford, John and William and William’s wife…
PHOTOS: Stittsville remembers our veterans
Remembrance Day brought many together to remember Stittsville’s Veterans – those still with us and those who have fallen before us far too soon. As seems to be the norm,…