Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Exceptional Women and the War of 1812 Exhibit on at the Stittsville Library

The Goulbourn Museum’s "Exceptional Women and the War of 1812" exhibit is currently on display at the Stittsville Public Library. Read about the bravery of Laura Secord and Maria Hill and see some artefacts belonging to women of that era.  

One featured artefact is an old-fashioned curling iron.  This item would have been a necessity for upper class women for the purpose of finding a suitable husband and maintaining the appearance of an upper class lifestyle.

Free copies of the Museum’s new booklet "Goulbourn's Top 12 of 1812" are also available at our display.  The booklet tells the story of 12 exceptional individuals from Goulbourn's past and details their achievements. Characters such as Andrew Spearman, Maria Hill and John Crozier are profiled. 

The Exceptional Women and the War of 1812 exhibit will be on display at the Stittsville Public Library until August 31st.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Sarah and Hugh

    The wiki page on Maria Hill has been updated with direct quotes from period literature. Wikipedia maria hill, daughter of the regiment. if you have any relavent pictures they'd be appreciated. thx. ian