Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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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

A Heritage Forum

In place of the regular meeting this September there will be a special all day forum celebrating the special heritage of our villages. The event is pre-sented by Heritage Ottawa and the Rideau Town-ship Historical Society.

This informative event will include speakers, a walking tour of the Village of Kars, and an after-noon bus tour of beautiful Rideau Township.

The day begins at the Kars RA located at 1604 Old Wellington Street at 9:30 am and continues to 4:00 pm. Doors open at 9:00 am.


Event space is limited so pre-registration is required. The registration fee of $20 per person in-cludes lunch, refreshments, and access to all events.

To pre-register visit Choose a $20 donation and enter "Heritage Forum" in the commemorative donation field. Registrations can also be made by mailing a $20 cheque to their office at:

Heritage Ottawa
2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2

Please include your name and email address for possible event updates.

Click here for more information and to see a list of highlights of the Forum

Click here for a printable Forum Programme

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.

Click Here for the membership form