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

 Some RTHS Highlights for 2014

The year 2014 will be another busy one for the RTHS and  our new board.  The Dickinson House did not sell in the Cities efforts of last fall, so we will be operating it for another year or two at least.

We will be publishing a book entitled "The Women of Dickinson House And Their Place in Manotick Village Society 1870 - 1930". (Maureen McPhee) 

We will also be developing an oral history project to interview a variety of Rideau citizens who have contributed to community in many ways.

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

Page reviewed or updated March 15, 2014
Page End Banner

Mailing Address

Rideau Township Historical Society
Box 56, North Gower
Ontario, K0A 2T0


Email: Secretary RTHS


Contact Officers

   City of Ottawa Logo

Acknowledgement

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 Next Meeting