Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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More Spring Program

March: Hannah Blaine, our student from last summer, will present some results of her research on Joseph Currier, on Wednesday 15 March, at the North Gower Client Service Centre.
April:  On Wednesday 19 April Ruth Stewart-Verger and her mother Donna Stewart, storytellers, will tell us about the Famous Five and the recognition of women as “persons”.  This will be at Orchardview on the Rideau, Manotick.
May: In May our speaker will be Jim Witham, former director of the Canadian War Museum, on how to start and run a museum. June: Probably on Saturday, 24
June, We will have an excursion to the Wilno Heritage Village to explore our Polish roots, with a lunch at the Polish buffet at Wilno Tavern.      

Canada 150, Help us Out

As part of the celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, an exhibit will be installed in Dickinson House entitled "A Walk Through the Decades".

If anyone has any artifacts or memorabilia that would reflect decades from the 1860s to the 1970s and would like to have such items considered for the exhibit, please contact Melanie Hayes at 613-692-3759.Thank you from the Dickinson House Committee.

Let’s Talk About North Gower!

The Rideau Township Historical Society is working on a history of North Gower, and would value your input, both on the present-day village and on its history.  The end product will be a book such as those on Kars and Manotick.

For more information on the project and how you might help click here.

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

Page reviewed or updated February 2, 2017
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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