Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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Ottawan approaching Kars bridgePhelans school houseManotick mills c1870


The June Excursion to Kingston was a very pleasant and interesting one.  We visited sites that are related to Sir John A. Macdonald including Belleview house and the Cataraqui Cemetaty.  This was particularly appropriate since 2015 is the 200th Anniverary of his birth. Cllick the link above for more information.

The Country Fair was huge success as it was last year.  Sone new events and facilities were added this year. One ot the additions was the Friday night barn dance including food, music and dancing.  We enjoyed it immensely as family members and kids of all ages danced the night away. click the newsletter link above for more information.

The September meeting features the story of a young girl growing up in a Tuberculosis Hospital.  The speaker is Anne Raina. Her whole family was devastated by the disease in the days before pennicillan .

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.

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

Page reviewed or updated June 12, 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 September Meeting