Wednesday, 29 June 2011

From Preserving Our Past to All Aboard




It has been a busy week! We uninstalled Preserving Our Past and replaced it with All Aboard: The Railway in Goulbourn on site, and next Monday we install Voyage of the 100th Regiment at the Stittsville Library.
Preserving Our Past, produced by the OttawaMuseum Network, was on display at the Museum from April 14 to June 26. This exhibit is travelling among the community museums in Ottawa and will be on display at Billings Estate next.

All Aboard was produced last year and has been display at several off site locations including the Richmond branch of the Ottawa Public Library and Waldorf School in Stittsville. This is the first time this exhibit has been on display at the Museum.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Okay. We're ready.


Two tablecloths & a table runner packed.
Goulbourn Museum sign packed.
Four copies of our presentation & four sets of white cotton gloves packed.
Two maps of the former Goulbourn Township packed.
Ten artefacts for a memory game packed.
85 copies of the memory game & 85 copies of our newsletter with activities for kids packed.
16 artefacts & photographs related to one room schoolhouses in Goulbourn Township packed.

But are we prepared for two back-to-back presentations about pioneers to a total of 70 grade 3 students? 

We'll find out tomorrow.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Voyage from digital to print

 


We're installing a new exhibit called The Voyage of Goulbourn's 100th Regiment at the Stittsville Library next month - you can check it out after July 4.

Yesterday we FINALLY sent the panels to the printers & today came the fun part: tearing, pasting & decorating. These photos show how we (Kathryn, Emily & Liz) adhered the prints to the panels to the substrate to get the ready for display.  Still a work in progress.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Kite flying

video

Ever wondered what we do at our monthly family craft & activity days? Well, we usually set up three tables inside the Museum with different crafts, and weather permitting do some outdoor activities, too. This is a video of kids flying kites they made and decorated at our last event. Next craft day is Sunday June 12 from 1-4 :)

Let us introduce ourselves


For those of you who haven't heard about us, Goulbourn Museum shares the story of the 100th Regiment of Foot who settled in Richmond after the War of 1812. We also have exhibits, programs and artefacts related to early pioneer life in Goulbourn Township. We're located in the west end of Ottawa, Ontario, just south of Stittsville.

The Museum is currently on Twitter & Facebook, but this is our first foray into the blogosphere. We'll use this site to blog about events and programs, the type of work we do here at the Museum & to showcase new artefacts & old treasures from our collection. Most of our posts will come from our Education Officer Kathryn Ward & our Curator of Collections Sarah Forsyth, but we hope to have a few guest posts, too. If there is anything you'd like to see, feel free to send us an email or leave a comment.

Enchanté!