The Gatineau Valley Historical Society promotes matters of historical or heritage significance in the general area of the Gatineau Valley in west Quebec.
Pat Evans Archives, located in the lower level of Chelsea Library, is open from 1:30 to 3:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays. It will be closed for the summer period from Sunday June 12, and will reopen on Monday September 12, 2016 - see hours and location.
Annual Dinner & Awards Evening
Camp Fortune, Main Lodge,
300 ch. Dunlop, Chelsea, QC.
5:30 p.m. - bar open nbsp; 6:15 p.m. - dinner
Cost - $45.00 per person - see dinner menu.
Program: Launch of the 42nd volume of Up the Gatineau! and awards.
Please contact Suzanne Gibeault by May 25th at or 819-827-9260 or email@example.com or you can make your Dinner reservation on-line.
You can pay with cheque or cash at the door.
*Note: Since we must pre-pay for the number of dinners, please let Suzanne know by May 26th if you have reserved and cannot attend.
Our after-dinner speaker will introduce us to the Canadian artist, Florence Helena McGillivray (1864-1938).
Bill is a producer, writer, photographer and filmmaker from Newmarket, Ontario, who has a keen interest in genealogy and Canadian history and art.
While researching the McGillivray family from Whitby, Ontario, a few years ago he became fascinated with Florence, a relatively unknown landscape artist and a member of this prosperous family. He will present his research on Florence’s life and works, including how she developed a lifelong connection to the Gatineau Valley.
The picture above is entitled Looking up Burnside, by Florence Helena McGillivray. Circa 1928. From the Geggie family collection.
Farm Point Walking Tour
Farm Point Community Centre,
331, chemin de la Rivière Chelsea, QC
Join us for this special tour of Farm Point, the most northernly sector of Chelsea, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building of St. Clément’s Catholic Church.
Former Chelsea councillor, Claude Gervais, will lead us on a tour through this historic hamlet - see more information.
Tours will available in English and in French.
53rd Annual Auction, Silent Auction and Bake Sale
Ferme Hendrick Farm
3 ch Chelbrook, Old Chelsea, QC
With auctioneer Revel Stewart
We need your antiques and collectables.
More information available or see poster.
River Pride Celebration
Our goal is to bring people together for a big, fun-filled celebration — but also, on a more serious note, to encourage a discussion about stewardship of the River, and to promote an understanding of its heritage.
For more details and a list of upcoming events see www.riverpride.ca.
“The Discovery the Wreck of HMS Erebus" with Thierry Boyer
New Publications of Local Interest
This is the story of the Du Moine River Valley in Western Quebec, the last of the undammed Quebec tributaries flowing into the historic Ottawa River. As a guide and founding partner in Trailhead and Black Feather Wilderness Adventures, the author (and resident of Chelsea) has been taking clients down the Du Moine for nearly half a century. Over that time he gathered local stories and researched the history of the watershed.
The book is available directly from the author beginning December 15. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first printing has sold out; for details on a second printing, please access www.lowquebecbook.com.
See event archive for past events.
New to the GVHS2016 AGM Reports
The 2016 GVHS Annual General Meeting reports are now available. Chelsea Winter Trail
See new map with historical signage.
See list of awards presented at Annual Dinner.
wins the Arthur Davison Prize for best article in Volume 40, Up the Gatineau!.
Carol Martin was presented the Chelsea 2014 Volunteer Award for Arts, Culture & Heritage.
can now be made with PayPal.