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Sandy McNiece, president of the RTHS, established a nominating committee consisting of himself, Susan McKellar and Bill Tupper.  The committee is asking members to consider either accepting a position or nominating a candidate to fill vacancies on the Executive Committee.

Request to Members Looking for RTHS members to give presentations  at the May 20, 2020  monthly meeting.  Each presentation would be 20 minutes in length.  That’s a lot of 20s, I know that many of you have information to share with the rest of the members.  Please let me know if you would like to participate.

[email protected] or 613-258-7034  

Dickinson House

After another successful summer the Dickinson House has closed for the 2019 season. 

We are all looking forward to the 2020 season, especially as the city has approved signifiicant renovations  and restorations to the outside of the house.

If, as in previous years, there are extra events scheduled in the spring they will be announced on the web sites and in the newsletters.

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.

What's Happening Now - What's New?

For last newsletter: click here
For the Christmas party 2019: click here

Dickinson House Website

Page reviewed or updated December 26, 2019
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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?

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.Anyone may attend the monthly meetings so feel free to bring guests.

Click Here for the membership form

The January 2020 AGM and Meeting