Preserving and promoting awareness in the history and heritage of the Gatineau Valley since 1962
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remembrance Day 2017
Video and images from Remembrance Day 2017 at the Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery and Cenotaph.
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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
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New to the GVHS
La Montée Lauriault et le chemin Kingsmere par Michel Lemaire.
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.