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
Chelsea Library, downstairs, will be open from September 14 till December 16, 2015 on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm, or by appointment - 819-827-6224 - email info@gvhs.ca.

Coming Events

See current GVHS Newsletter for additional news.

The History of St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church

St. Stephen Church

*Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm (note the Tuesday date)
St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church
212 chemin Old Chelsea, Old Chelsea, QC

St. Stephen’s is a bilingual Roman Catholic parish dating back to the 1840s; the church was designed in the Baroque Revival Style and is representative of a typical rural church of Quebec.
Join us for a special presentation in this landmark church, given by a long time parishioner and Chelsea resident, Larry Dufour, and learn about its lovely features including the frescoes, lithographs, stained-glass windows and steeple.

La maison O'Neil, le « Grand déménagement » !

O’Neill House
Lundi 26 octobre 2015 à 19h:30
Bibliothèque de Chelsea, 100 chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea QC
Bâtie au milieu du XIXe siècle le long de la route 105, à Chelsea, la maison O'Neil a été longtemps une auberge et un relais important entre OPawa et Alcove. C'est là que la première réunion du conseil municipal de Hull Ouest a été tenue en 1875.
Rachetée en 2008 par deux archéologues sous-­marins, Thierry Boyer et Élisabeth Veyrat, la maison du 577 route 105 a connu, à l'été 2014, un « Grand déménagement » puisqu'elle a été déplacée de près de 8 mètres pour être éloignée de la route.
Tout au long de leurs travaux de rénovation, les nouveaux propriétaires ont eu à coeur de découvrir, de rassembler et de conserver les éléments de mémoire de la maison O'Neil afin de la ramener à sa prestance initiale. La présenta)on sera un joyeux résumé en images des travaux réalisés, des découvertes et des prochains projets ! Voir l'affiche.

Juno Beach Centre: A Place of Discovery

Monday November 9
Refreshments at 7:30, talk at 8 pm
Chelsea Library, 100 chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea QC.

Learn about the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France - a place of commemoration, education and discovery - in this special Remembrance Week presentation by Chelsea resident Meriel Bradford.
Meriel is a newly-appointed director with the Centre and the daughter of WW2 veteran and former Kingsmere cottager and Chelsea resident, the late Brigadier General G. E. (Ted) Beament. She’ll introduce us to the Centre and reveal how she uncovered details about her father's key role in planning the D Day landings of the Canadians on Juno Beach in June 1944, and their subsequent campaign in N.W. Europe.
For more information visit - www.junobeach.org.

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10:30am
Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery and Cenotaph
587 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.
Everyone welcome.

See event archive for past events.

New to the GVHS

Up the Gatineau!
Volume 41

Released in May 2015, this volume contains 10 articles focussing on the Cantley area of the Gatineau Valley. Available to order or pick up at several local retailers.

Up the Gatineau!
Updated index for all 41 volumes - online or to order.

GVHS Awards
See list of awards presented at Annual Dinner.

Helen Parson
wins the Arthur Davison Prize for best article in Volume 40, Up the Gatineau!.

Volunteer Award
Carol Martin was presented the Chelsea 2014 Volunteer Award for Arts, Culture & Heritage.

Membership payments
can now be made with PayPal.

Hurling Down the Pine
Publication of the 4th edition of this popular book now available with an online index and map.

A Walk Through History in the Meech Creek Valley
Historic information and photos for panels along this interpretive walk on Cross Loop Road.