The Gatineau Valley Historical Society promotes matters of historical or heritage significance in the general area of the Gatineau Valley in west Quebec.
See current GVHS Newsletter for additional news.
Heritage and Tourism in the Gatineau Valley
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm for coffee; talk at 8:00 pm
Wakefield Library, 38 Valley Drive, Wakefield, QC.
This is a joint meeting with our colleagues from the Fairbairn Museum at the Wakefield Library with guest speaker, former GVHS director, Fergus MacLaren.
Fergus who teaches part time at Heritage College Cegep, is a sustainable development and tourism resources management specialist focusing on community development and the conservation and use of built, natural and protected areas.
Annual Dinner & Awards
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Mont Cascades Golf Club, 448 chemin du Mont-des-Cascades, Cantley QC.
$30.00 per person (taxes included - bar extra)
Shhh - don't tell anyone - but this year the Society's Up the Gatineau! journal will feature articles and photos about the feisty, independent-minded municipality of Cantley. Volume 41 will be officially released at our annual dinner and awards evening so it's only fitting that we celebrate this special occasion in Cantley.
Reservation information will be available in April.
52st Annual Live Auction, Silent Auction and Bake Sale
Hendrick Farm, Old Chelsea, Chelsea Quebec
With auctioneer Revel Stewart.
More info coming...
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery and Cenotaph
Route 105, Chelsea Quebec
at the graveside of Private Richard Rowland Thompson, the only Canadian to receive the prestigious "Queen's scarf" for heroism in the Boer War.
New Interpretive Signage - Chelsea Community Winter Trail
Each sign highlights a site of historical interest, such as the site of the former flag station in Kirk's Ferry, with a photo from the GVHS Image Bank and explanatory text. For the past eight winters SCT has partnered with the municipality of Chelsea to provide a multi-purpose tracked snow surface along the currently unused railway tracks. At the end of the winter season for 2015, this project will be evaluated, and possibly extended and expanded for future years.
New Local Publication: The Chief's Footsteps by R. Blanchard
See event archive for past events.
New to the GVHS
Chelsea Community Winter Trail
Interpretive signs from Gleneagle to Larrimac.
can now be made with PayPal.
A Walk Through History in the Meech Creek Valley
Historic information and photos for panels along this interpretive walk on Cross Loop Road.
Volume 40 - Up the Gatineau!
Released in May 2014, this volume contains seven articles connected to the Gatineau Valley.