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« La Montée Lauriault et le chemin Kingsmere »
le lundi 23 octobre 2017 à 19h30
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Bill Mason: A Life in Nature
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

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« La Montée Lauriault et le chemin Kingsmere »
par Michel Lemaire

lundi, le 23 octobre 2017 à 19h30
La Bibliothèque de Chelsea, 100 chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea.

Jusqu'aux années 1950, le chemin Kingsmere était relié au chemin de la Montagne par la montée Lauriault, et les fermiers de Hollow Glen pouvaient grimper l'escarpement, tous les dimanches, pour se rendre à l'église Saint-Stephen d'Old Chelsea. La montée Lauriault constituait l'une des ouvertures sur la vallée de la rivière des Outaouais pour les pionniers des collines de la Gatineau. Aujourd'hui, ce vieux chemin est fermé et disparaît dans les bois. Comme le souvenir de Jean-Baptiste Lauriault, Michael Mulvihill ou Lyle Beamish.
     La présentation sera en français, mais M. Lemaire sera heureux de répondre aux questions en français ou en anglais. And please also note that most of the documents forming his presentation are in English.

“Lauriault’s Hill and Kingsmere Road in Chelsea”
by Michel Lemaire

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Chelsea Library, Main Floor, 100 chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea.

Until the 1950s, Kingsmere Road was linked to Mountain Road by Lauriault's Hill Road, and the farmers from Hollow Glen would climb up the escarpment, every Sunday, to go to the church of Saint Stephen in Old Chelsea. Lauriault's Hill represented one of the openings to the Ottawa Valley for the pioneers of the Gatineau Hills. Today, this old road is closed. It has disappeared (in the woods), as has the memory of Jean-Baptiste Lauriault, Michael Mulvihill and Lyle Beamish.
     Please note that this presentation will be in French, but M. Lemaire will answer questions in English. And please also note that most of the documents forming his presentation are in English.


Remembrance Day Ceremony

at the graveside of Pte. Richard Rowland Thompson, the only Canadian to receive the prestigious Queen’s Scarf.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery and Cenotaph
587 Highway 105, Chelsea QC


Bill Mason: A Life in Nature

Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 10 AM to Noon
Location: Gatineau Park Visitor Centre
33 chemin Scott in Old Chelsea.
     Join the Gatineau Valley Historical Society for this special joint event with the Friends of Gatineau Park.
     Note there is limited seating and registration is required. Members of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society and the Friends of Gatineau Park can register in advance up to November 4, after which the event will be opened up to the general public.
     Call 819-827-3113 or register online at info@friendsofgatineaupark.com. See Friends of Gatineau Park for details.

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New to the GVHS

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

Other Events

November 4-5 - Wakefield Christmas Craft Fair at Vorlage for the Des Collines Health Foundation

December 2 - Chelsea Christmas Fair, Chelsea Elementary School, 74 Old Chelsea Road, 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Past Events

Author and scholar Danny Doyle presented the history of the Irish language, both in Ireland and Canada. See more on this event..