Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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The RTHS Dickinson House Project

Maureen McTeer is an Ottawa lawyer, author, and lecturer.  .  In her May 18th presentation she will offer her insights into the history of 24 Sussex and her thoughts on its future.

Click here to see a poster for the presentation.

Click here or click the meeting notice above for the details of the meeting.

The operation of the Dickinson House each summer as a museum is the flagship project of the Rideau Township Historical Society. Over the past few summers the Society has hosted as many as 8000 visitors annually. The House will open for the 2016 season on May  21 and will run until December 4.

Click here to see the activities that are planned for the Dickinson House and Watson's Mill this summer.  Click here for the Dickinson House web site.

A Special Event

Dave Bartlett's book on heritage buildings in North Gower and the area is available online. Click here to visit the site.

Click here for more on RTHS history and interests.

Click here for links to popular sites such as other archives, historical societies, museums, and source of genealogical information.

Happening Now - What's New?

Quick link to last newsletter: click here to view last newsletter
Quick link to the April presentation  click here  for the write up.
Quick link to the Dickinson House Website

Page reviewed or updated May 8, 2016
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Mailing Address

Rideau Township Historical Society
Box 56, North Gower
Ontario, K0A 2T0

Email: Secretary RTHS

Contact Officers

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The Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support, advice, and assistance of the City of Ottawa for our endeavours.

Rideau Branch, Ottawa Archives, North Gower

Why Not Join the RTHS?

Attend the meetings and enjoy the presentations, meet other people interested in local history, find fascinating projects to volunteer for, get assistance and advice with genealogical and historical research, and learn more about local history.

Meetings are held monthly (except for July and August) at various locations in the former Rideau Township including Manotick, Kars, North Gower, and Carsonby. We also do excursions to historical points of interest.

Yearly membership costs are $10 for a single & $15 for a family.

To join contact the Membership Director.

The May 2016 Meeting