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 Chelsea Library will be open from September 14 till December 9, 2015 on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm. The Archives will be closed from Thursday December 10, 2015 to Sunday January 10, 2016 and will re-open in the new year on Monday, January 11, 2016 - see hours and location.

GVHS President Marc Cockburn awarded the J.D. Coulson Award for Outstanding Achievement
See note in the Regional Association of West Quebecers Autumn 2015 Newsletter


See current GVHS Newsletter
for GVHS publications that make great gifts!.

Coming Events

Gift bag set of Up the Gatineau!
QUAIL Christmas Fair

Visit our publication table at the upcoming QUAIL Christmas Fair on December 5 at Chelsea Elementary School, 74 chemin Old Chelsea from 9 am to 3:30 pm. In addition to our wide range of publications, we have a unique gift for anyone who loves the Gatineau hills - a 41-volume gift-bagged set of Up the Gatineau!, our local history journal. Exceptional once a year discount price of $100, no tax (regularly $160). Pre-orders possible at 819-827-1548.

Annual General Meeting with special guest speaker, Laura Brandon

Monday February 15, 2016 at the Chelsea Library
Laura Brandon was the former art historian with the Canadian War Museum.

New Publications of Local Interest

Touring Historic Wakefield
Touring Historic Wakefield by Norma Geggie for $22. Contact publications@gvhs.ca for information or ordering. Also available at a special price of $20 at the GVHS publication table at the QUAIL Christmas Fair at the Chelsea Elementary School on December 5, 2015.

Reflections of the Past
Low Municipality - Reflections of the Past by Don Kealey for $55.00. This is a historical account of the earliest days of Low's inception and how it progressed to an established municipality within the Gatineau.
The book’s release date is Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Heritage Hall in Low, Quebec from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Another scheduled sale of the book will take place on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Brennan's Hill Hotel from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. More details can be found by accessing www.lowquebecbook.com.

Recent Events

Discovering Juno Beach
The November Talk on Discovering Juno Beach by Meriel Bradford was held at Chelsea Library on November 9. The complementary Juno Beach display continues at the Chelsea Library till November 21.

Remembrance Day ceremony was held on November 11, 2015. See video by Pierre Bélisle on this year's ceremony.

See event archive for past events.

New to the GVHS

A Century of the Gatineau Fish and Game Club
published in Up the Gatineau!
Volume 21
is now available online.

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 - available 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.