Monday April 15, 2019 7:30 pm
NCC Visitor's Centre, 33 Scott Rd., Old Chelsea QC
Join intrepid amateur researcher and local historian, Bill McGee, for an evening of figurative exploration of the early Gatineau Park area. For almost 25 years, Bill has collected maps of the Park and researched its early settlers from the 1800s—mainly Irish families who settled along Ridge Road (now Trail 1) and who farmed most of the high land between Kingsmere Road and Wolf Trail.
Some of the still-familiar family names include McCloskey, Ryan, Keogan, Fortune, McKinstry and Dunlop. Bill has given similar talks to Friends of Gatineau Park and the Historical Society of Ottawa.
Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 pm
Meet on St Andrews Road, just south of the quarry (west off highway 307), Cantley.
Geologist Dr. David Sharpe will take us on a guided walk explaining how the Cantley rocks give us insight into how our planet was shaped. He has been bringing students here for years & treated Cantley 1889 to a similar walk in 2013. Since then there have been new scientific findings he will talk about.
For more information you can read Dr. Sharpe's article in Volume 41 of Up the Gatineau!. He writes "...the rocks of Cantley never cease to amaze us - whether from the scientific curiosity they arouse or by the sight of their natural beauty."
Watch the video - Cantley Quebec, Monument of the Ice Age.
This tour is in collaboration with Cantley 1889 with additional information on the Sculpted Rocks of Cantley.
Monday, May 27th, 2019
Camp Fortune Main Lodge, 300 ch. Dunlop, Chelsea, Quebec
Bar Opens at 5:30 p.m. - Dinner at 6:15 p.m.
GVHS Library subject and author bibliographies.
Then and Now
now includes images of Chelsea in addition to Wakefield.
Online Image Bank
now has 3,321 images.
now available for downloading.
Photos of the Gatineau River before flooding.
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