Preserving and promoting awareness in the history and heritage of the Gatineau Valley since 1962
"A Promised Land" with speaker J. William Galbraith
Monday, March 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Main Level of the Chelsea Library
100 Old Chelsea Rd., Chelsea
John Buchan, Scottish-born renowned author of spy thrillers such as The 39 Steps, became Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor-General of Canada in 1935.
Mackenzie King met Buchan in England and in 1924 King welcomed the Buchans to Kingsmere and took them to a Gatineau Park lookout spot. The future Lord Tweedsmuir later said the hills were a beautiful “promised land.”
Bill Galbraith, author of "John Buckan, Model Govenor General" will introduce the model GG who endeared himself to Ottawans and Canadians generally and contributed so much to this country at so many levels. Buchan was an incurable fisherman, who was fortunate to have the Gatineau hills so close, where he could indulge his love of the outdoors.
"The Halifax Explosion: The Untold Story of Canada's Worst Disaster" with speaker Ken Cuthbertson
Monday, April 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Library, Centre Wakefield La Pêche
38 Chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield, Wakefield
Just over one hundred years ago, on December 6, 1917, a French munitions ship and a Norwegian war relief vessel collided in the harbour at Halifax, Nova Scotia. The accident sparked a fire and an apocalyptic explosion which levelled half the city, killed 2,000 people, and injured 9,000 more.
Join us as speaker Ken Cuthbertson recounts the untold story of Canada’s worst disaster. It's a haunting tale that in many ways is uniquely Canadian. It's also a cautionary tale that all Canadians should know.
Kingston-based author-editor Ken Cuthbertson has more than 35 years’ experience writing for newspapers and magazines in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K and is the former editor for the Queen’s Alumni Review magazine. His latest publication is The Halifax Explosion: Canada’s Greatest Disaster.
Annual Dinner & Awards Evening
Monday, May 28, 2018
Camp Fortune, Chelsea QC
Details to follow.
June 23, 2018
Cocktail cruise on the Gatineau River
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2018 AGM & Arvhives Open House
View following reports:
- 2017 President's Report
- 2017 Financial Statement
- 2017 Publication Report
and the 2018 GVHS Board.
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