Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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The RemainingSpring Program

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 On Saturday, 24 June, we will have an excursion to the Wilno Heritage Village to explore our Polish roots and have lunch at the Polish buffet at Wilno Tavern. RTHS will cover half the cost of the coach bus, and the cost to attendees will be approximately $20/$25, plus the cost of lunch. A stop on the way home may include a visit to The Holy Well at St. Patrick. A sign-up sheet was circulated. The bus will leave the North Gower Client Services Cen-tre at 2155 Roger Stevens Drive at 9 a.m. To signup, if you haven’t already, call Owen Cooke (613-489 3962) or Bill Tupper. (613-489-2792)

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.

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Page reviewed or updated April 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?

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.Anyone may attend the monthly meetings so feel free to bring guests.

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The May Meeting