Promotes matters of historical or heritage significance in the Gatineau Valley in west Quebec.
Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Don Kealey and Lise St. Jean.
Wakefield - La Pêche Centre, Library,
38 Chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield, Wakefield, QC.
Take a step back in time to the mid 1800's and hear how the Municipality of Low, Quebec progressed from a logging outpost to a colonization settlement, and finally to an intriguing, vibrant township which included the regions of Brennan's Hill, Venosta, Low, Fieldville and the Manitou.
The talk is based on the best selling book “Low Municipality - Reflections of the Past” which describes 1895 Tax Revolt of Low (Battle of Brennan's Hill), the arrival of the Gatineau Valley Railroad to the Municipality of Low in 1892, and the monumental task of building the Paugan Falls Hydro Electric Project from 1927-29.
Don Kealey is a native of Low, Quebec with deep Irish roots in the community. This is Don's initial effort in the writing and publishing of a book. The book's inclusion of such remarkable design and formatted photo pages was the result of the dedicated work of another native of Low, Lise St. Jean.
Open from 1:30 to 3:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:30 pm (note change of date)
Lesley Strutt and Titania Truesdale.
Larrimac Golf Club, Rte 105, Chelsea QC.
James W. Strutt , pictured in 1956, left his mark on the landscape of the Gatineau Valley. The Strutt House (on Mountain Road) and other buildings he designed in the region, have received national and international attention.
The Strutt House was awarded a Getty Foundation conservation grant in the Keeping It Modern program. The house and an exhibit of modernist architecture, form the Modernist Pavilion in the 150 anniversary celebrations in the National Capital Region.
Lesley Strutt is Mr. Strutt’s oldest daughter and Titania Truesdale is writing Strutt’s biography. Together they will offer insight into a rare individual, and a beloved father.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Camp Fortune Lodge
with special guest Ian Tamblyn
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Old Chelsea Tour
"Lost Villages of Chelsea".
December 2016 to March 2017,
La Fab, Old Chelsea, QC. See also online exhibit.
British Home Children in Western Quebec
Held at the Mill Road Community Space in Chelsea on Monday, October 17, 2016.
New to the GVHS
La Famille Alexander et la « Meech Lake House »
Presentations by Michel Lemaire on James Alexander and his family at Meech Lake.
The GVHS is seeking information on Home Children who were placed in the Gatineau Valley.
New look and new signs for Chelsea Community Winter Trail.
or renew membership
New Publications of Local Interest
Walking in the Footsteps of Philemon Wright by Rick Henderson
Low Municipality - Reflections of the Past by Don Kealey
A Collection of Works by Florence Helena McGillivray by Bill Allen
Touring Historic Wakefield by Norma Geggie