Preserving and promoting awareness in the history and heritage of the Gatineau Valley since 1962
BUS TRIP TO THE 2023 POW WOW - Saturday, June 3, 2023
Join the Gatineau Valley Historical Society on Saturday, June 3, as we travel by school bus to Maniwaki to experience Kitigan Zibi’s annual Pow Wow.
Cost: $30 - payable in advance - etransfer or PayPal - Sorry, no refunds.
Departure: 11:00 am - Chelsea Elementary School, 74 ch Old Chelsea Road, stopping at the Centre Wakefield-La Pêche, 38 ch. de la Vallée de Wakefield at 11:20 a.m.
Returning: 4:00 pm from Kitigan Zibi, with similar stops in Wakefield and Old Chelsea.
To reserve your seat contact Louise Schwartz at 613-762-1429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meditative Walk for Reconciliation and Official Naming of Path ~ Nakweyamàdiwin Mikàns
June 10, 2023 ~ 1:00 pm
St. Mary Magdalene Church
537 ch 105, Chelsea QC
Opening Ceremony with indigenous drumming
There will be a meditative walk led by President of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society, Gilbert Whiteduck of Kitigan Zibi, to raise awareness of the history of the Algonquin Anishinabeg in this region and to celebrate the official naming of the community path. Nakweyamàdiwin Mikàns, is the first community path in Chelsea to be named an Algonquin Anishinabeg name, meaning “Friendship Trail”.
The meditative walk will start at St Mary Magdalene Church, will pass through Quartier Meredith, along the community path , and will finish at St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church.
Refreshments will be served. The distance of the walk is approximately 500 meters. The path is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
The 49th volume of Up the Gatineau! is now with the printer, and we hope to start distributing complimentary copies to GVHS members by mid-June. With 10 articles and a poem - all with historic and/or current day photographs, maps or other images - there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Here's a sneak peek of the volume's cover, featuring the late artist, John Eaton, at his Rupert farm with his Percheron horse, Goya. This 2022 painting is the fine work of Chelsea artist, Ed Robinson.
The Archives is closed for the summer.
New on website
High Times at High Falls Up the Gatineau! article by Margaret Phillips.
Churches and Cemeteries
New section on history of churches and cemeteries.
From Pasture To Fairway 1924-1937 75th Anniversary history of the Larrimac Golf Club.
Publications of Local Interest
April 25, 2023
A River Runs Beneath Us – The Paugan/Opwàgan Albums
Other past events.