Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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Hello 2015.

After a busy 2014 and a very enjoyable Chriistmas party,  RTHS is ready to meet 2015.

The first order of business was to elect and install a revised board of directors. This new board, along with contact information for the officers, can be viewed by clicking on the "Contact Officers" link in the column on the left. We have also presented a budget for 2015 and have submitted all necessary financial papers to our auditor.  It is planned that the auditors report will be presented at the March meetilng.

There are two other priorities to be addressed; planning the program for the Dickinson House this coming summer and planning the programs for the Society meeting for the rest of 2015. Work has begun in ernest for both of these tasks.

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 January Bring & Brag  click here for the write up.
Quick link to the Dickinson House Website

Page reviewed or updated February 13, 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 February Meeting