Jillian Metcalfe - Executive Director
Jillian Metcalfe grew up in Inkerman, Ontario and attended Carleton University where she received a BA, major in history. She also received an advanced diploma in the Applied Museum Studies Program at Algonquin College. In 2014, she was presented with the Ontario Museum Association Award of Merit. Growing up in a rural community, she took interest in local history at a young age. She joined the Chesterville & District Historical Society in 2009 and has been President there since 2015. In this role, she oversees and is involved in fundraising and events, grant applications, collections management and exhibit development.
She has worked for the City of Ottawa Museums and Archives, where the positions were primarily focused on educational and public programming. She also has experience in gilt, built heritage, paper conservation and artifact reproductions through an internship with Parks Canada.
Most recently, she worked as an HR advisor for Polar Knowledge Canada, a crown corporation within the Government of Canada.
Ann Robinson - Administrative and Exhibit Officer
Ann Robinson grew up near Metcalfe on a farm on Bank Street, and now resides in Marvelville with her family. She worked for the Land Registry Office for 20 years serving the public as a clerk, dealing with land registration documents. She was hired on to do data entry at the museum in 2007 and has since become [artefact herself] (haha!) the full time administrative and exhibit officer for the museum.
Caitlyn McDougall - Education Officer
Caitlyn McDougall grew up in historic Bowmanville, Ontario where she took an interest in history from a young age. She completed her BFA at OCAD University in Toronto in 2013 where she focused on art education during her internship at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Since moving to Kemptville, she has worked as Programming Coordinator for Ottawa Summer Solstice and most recently Programming Officer at the Goulbourn Museum.