Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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The Summer Season of 2014

This year the June excursion will be to the North Lanark Regional Museum, the Mill of Kintail, and the textile museum in Almonte, plus lunch at the Barley Mow, also in Almonte.  The bus departs the Ottawa Client Service Centre, 2155 Roger Steven's Drive, North Gower at 9 a.m. 

The cost is $10.00.

See the Dickinson House program for things to do on the weekends this summer

Also give some thought to helping us out by volunteering in one of our projects  We would so much appreciate the assistance.

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

Page reviewed or updated June 12, 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 June Excursion