Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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Ottawan approaching Kars bridgePhelans school houseManotick mills c1870

How about Dinner and a
Theatre Presentation?

There will be  a theatrical production by local writers Sheila Dubyk and Myra McFarlane, produced in collaboration with RTHS, Watson's Mill and The Miller's Oven .Please click here for the details.  It looks llike a winner to us.

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.

What's Hapening Now - What's New?

For last newsletter: click here
For the January Bring & Brag  click here.


Dickinson House Website

Page reviewed or updated December 27, 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

The Winter/Spring Programme

February - Irene Staron on A.Y. Jackson  Please note that the February meeing will be held on the 4th Wednesday (February 28) It will be at Knox Presbyterian Church in Manotick.

March - 3 short segments: Dennis Osmond, "Magic Lanterns"; Rod Brazier, "Railways in Muskoka"; Gary Bagley, "Loyalists"

April - Valerie Knowles - either the history of Canadian immigration or William Van Horne

May - 3 short segments: Karen Craig on the Craig family; Owen Cooke, update on Tommy Watterson; Bill Tupper, "William Cowan"

June - Excursion to St. Clare's Church, Dwyer Hill; Pinhey's Point, Dunrobin; St. Mary's Church, Dunrobin.

Note that the Society does not have regular meetings or speakers in July and August.  Meetings for urgent business are at the call of the chair.

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

The February Meeting