Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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Page reviewed or updated October 24, 2017
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Mailing Address

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

Email: Secretary RTHS

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The Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support, advice, and assistance of the City of Ottawa for our endeavours

The Annual General Meeting

The January 2018 meeting will be the Society AGM. The Board will be proposing a revision of the constitution and an update of the strategic plan.

The proposed revision and update have been published for member information in the September 2017 newsletter. Watch the website and newsletters for further items related to the AGM.

The Upcoming Programmes

Wednesday 15 November, 7:30 p.m. - North Gower Client Service Centre - Bob Fowler, "Courage in Afghanistan"

Wednesday 13 December - Knox Presbyterian Church Manotick - a catered Christmas dinner.

Dickinson House

The next major event at the House will be the Victorian Tea held on 04 November, in conjunction with Women’s Day.(already sold out). The theme will be a “Pink Tea” to commemorate the Suffragette Movement of times past..

Preparations for the November 11 display are progressing, with the theme of “Vimy”. Displays will incorporate material from Owen Cooke’s forthcoming book on the veterans of Rideau Township.

Victorian Christmas Decoration making will take place on December 2 & 3. 

The Christmas tale reading on Decem-ber 17 will be “The Shepherd”.

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 November Meeting