Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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Special Event for November

Book Launch:  The Dickinson Men of Manotick

Dr. William Tupper and his wife Georgina are both history buffs with a keen interest in politics. They took an interest in the Dickinsons because of the role the family had in local development and politics. Bill has served as Mayor of the local township and a Member of Parliament. Georgina founded the local archives. All this made them a perfect choice to research and write this book to be launched at the RTHS November meeting.

Moss Kent Dickinson and his sons, George and William, were instrumental in the founding and development of Manotick, building and operating four mills (including Watsons Mill) and participating in politics at the local, regional and federal levels  All together a great story.

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 Octobert presentation  click here for the write up.
Quick link to the Dickinson House Website

Page reviewed or updated November 11, 2015
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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 November Meeting