Preserving and promoting awareness in the history and heritage of the Gatineau Valley since 1962

Next Events

Annual General Meeting


Monday, February 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Main Level of the Chelsea Library
100 Old Chelsea Rd., Chelsea

The Annual General Meeting will start at 7:30 pm with elections for the board, and the presentation of the President’s Report, the Treasurer’s Report and the Publications Report. Nominations for the Board of Directors are being sought – please consider stepping forward to help the Society with its mandate. Feel free to contact any current board members. Nominations will be accepted until February 16, 2018. - contact info@gvhs.ca.

At 8 pm, join us for a short audio and video presentation created by Chelsea’s Wayne Anderson, a former CBC journalist and senior editor. He will draw on the Society’s extensive collection of interviews with notable Gatineau Valley residents of the past. This presentation is part of a larger project to digitize and standardize the Society’s collection of audio and video clips, some of which are available on the GVHS website.

Annual Dinner & Awards Evening

Monday, May 28, 2018
Camp Fortune, Chelsea QC
Details to follow.

Past Events

Canada 150 Presentation

GVHS President Marc Cockburn with Mayor Caryl Green at the Chelsea municipal offices on Old Chelsea Road. In the fall of 2017, in recognition of Canada 150, the Society was pleased to present the Municipality of Chelsea with a framed reproduction of the watercolour "Old Chelsea, Quebec" by Francis Fitz Roy Dixon. This iconic scene of Old Chelsea was painted in 1898 by artist Dixon, who had a summer home in the Cascades section of Chelsea. The reproduction rights for this painting were generously given to the Society by Jon and Lyne Dellandrea of Toronto.
The Society has also created blank note cards using the image of this painting on the front. They are available for sale for $4.50 each and can be obtained at publications@gvhs.ca.

Remembrance Day 2017

Video and images from Remembrance Day 2017 at the Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery and Cenotaph.

See info on other past events.

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New to the GVHS

La Montée Lauriault et le chemin Kingsmere par Michel Lemaire.

Low Municipality
3rd printing requests. See details.

Auction Report
from the 54th Annual Auction, Silent Auction and Bake Sale.

Up the Gatineau! Volume 43
has been published containing 10 new articles of local historical interest.