Preserving and Promoting local history for the former Rideau Township
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What's Hapening Now - What's New?

For last newsletter: click here
For the November presenation  click here.


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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 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 Winter/Spring Programme

  • January - Annual Meeting and Bring & Brag

  • February - Irene Stanton on A.Y. Jackson

  • 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 Watter-son; Bill Tupper, "William Cowan"

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

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 January Meeting