Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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A Special Event for April 2015 is a presentation by noted author Charlotte Gray on the subject of her latest book on the Massey Murder. Click on the April Meeting link above for more information on Charlotte's presentation..All are welcome.

Planning for the events for the Dickinson House 2015 season is complete.  Click here to see the program page or click here to see the 2015 rack card.  For more information click here to visit theDickinson House web site.

The May Program · 

Wednesday 15 May, 2015. · 
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kars. · 
Jordan Smith will speak on “The Wilbur Mine” on the
Kingston - Pembroke Railway.  

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

Page reviewed or updated April 11, 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 May Meeting