Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; Men; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)
The Dickinson House in Manotick was built in 1867 by Moss Kent Dickinson; the founder of Manotick. It was one of the earliest houses in Manotick and served the community over time as more than a family residence. The mandate of the museum is to present heritage exhibits focusing on the role of the Dickinson family played in helping to shape the economic and social development of Manotick from 1870 to 1930. In addition to providing tours of the house, the Rideau Township Historical Society (RTHS) arranges a variety of activities such as heritage craft demonstrations, ice cream making on the lawns, concerts and heritage games. Operation of the Dickinson House Museum during the spring, summer, and fall seasons is a flagship project of the RTHS. It is carried out in cooperation with Watson\'s Mill Manotick Inc., with the objective of enriching the heritage experience of visitors to Dickinson Square.