Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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Happy New Year and Looking Forward to 2015

2014 was a busy and successful year for the Historical Society.  In particular the efforts by the Society in regard to operating the Dickinson House program were quite rewarding.

Approximately 6,800 people visited the museum during the season, which extended from the May long weekend to the first weekend in December.

Highlights included: a Victorian Tea and Fashion Show in July, the first annual Country Fair on the Labour Day weekend, and collaboration with Watson’s Mill on the popular Harvest Festival during the Thanksgiving weekend. Four special exhibits were mounte, Heritage Toys, Heritage Chair Styles, Gramophones, and “Local Heroes of the Great War, 1914-1918”.

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 October presentationn: click here for the write up.
Quick link to the Dickinson House Website

Page reviewed or updated November 14, 2014
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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 January AGM