Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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Ottawan approaching Kars bridgePhelans school houseManotick mills c1870
Don't forget the RTHS Chistmas Party, Follow the link aove for
more information.
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Nominations for the RTHS Executive for 2017

The January 2017 meeting will be the AGM for the Society. Would you like to take on a more active role in your historical society? Do you have some good new ideas? Or could you simply do it better? If you would like to take up a position on the executive for 2017 or wish to nominate someone else for a position (with their permission, of course), please contact a member of the Nominating Committee: Brian Sawyer (613) 692-6300, or Patricia Pratt (613) 489-3067.

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

Page reviewed or updated November 12, 2016
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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 Christmas Party