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

Its not all over at the Dickinson House

The Country Fair was a great success and due to the size of that project may seem to have capped off the 2014 summer season. 

Well don't be fooled.  There is still much to see and experience at the house and on the front lawn.  For instance we have the:

Gramophone Exhibit,    Harvest Festival,   Women's Day Victorian Tea, ..Local Heroes of the Great War, and Heritage Christmas Crafts.


The students have now gone back to school so we are only open on weekends and holidays, 11 a.m. to 4:p.m.  Visit us on those days right through the fall and enjoy the many things we have planned for you.

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 June excursion: 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 September Meeting