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

Next Events

Monday October 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Gwen Shea Hall, Centre Wakefield La Pêche
38 chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield

Janet Irwin

“Staging Our Stories” with Speaker Janet Irwin
Ottawa-based playwright and director Janet Irwin joins us to talk about one of her specific interests—how local stories told onstage help shape who we are and how we think about our communities and our histories. She will give particular reference to her adaptation and staging of two of award-winning author Brian Doyle’s stories that pertain to the Gatineau Valley—Up to Low and Mary Ann Alice. Don’t miss what will be an unforgettable evening.

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:30
Remembrance Day Ceremony

Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery and Cenotaph
587 Route 105, Chelsea, Quebec

Remembrance Day

At the graveside of Private Richard Rowland Thompson, the only Canadian to receive the prestigious "Queen's Scarf" for heroism in the Boer War.

Everyone welcome.

Le lundi 18 novembre, 19 h 30
Expédition de Franklin – découvertes récentes

au Centre communautaire de Cantley
6, Impasse des Étoiles, Cantley

Thierry Boyer

Archéologie sous-marine des épaves de l’Expédition de Franklin, avec le conférencier Thierry Boyer
Inscrivez à votre calendrier cette soirée de découvertes sous-marines en compagnie de Thierry Boyer, archéologue sous-marin de Parcs Canada, qui travaille actuellement à l’exploration et à la documentation des épaves du HMS Terror et du HMS Erebus de l’Expédition de Franklin, dans les eaux nordiques de l’Arctique.
M. Boyer présentera les dernières découvertes passionnantes qu’il a effectuées lors de ses plus récentes excavations.

Cantley 1889 organise cet événement dans le cadre de la série de conférences mensuelles de la Société historique de la vallée de la Gatineau. Bienvenue à tous!
La présentation sera donnée en français, avec quelques passages et diapos en anglais. Les questions dans les deux langues seront les bienvenues.

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Franklin Expedition – recent discoveries

Cantley Community Centre
6, Impasse des Étoiles, Cantley

The Underwater Archaeology of the Franklin Shipwrecks with Speaker Thierry Boyer
Plan for this evening of underwater discovery with Thierry Boyer, one of the Parks Canada team of underwater archeologists who has been exploring and documenting the wrecks of the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus and HMS Terror in the northern waters of the Arctic.
Mr. Boyer will present the team’s latest exciting findings from its recent excavations.

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Cantley 1889 is organizing this evening as part of the GVHS monthly lecture series. Everyone welcome!
This presentation will be in French with some English and English slides. Questions will be taken in either language.

Other Events of Interest

Cantley 1889's Annual General Meeting
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 1:30 pm

Cantley Community Centre
6, Impasse des Étoiles, Cantley QC

2:00 - 4:00 ~ Le Musée "Pop Up"
of artefacts - tools and treasures once used on Cantley farms, in mines or logging. See Cantley 1889 for more information.

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Press Release
Ownership transfer, Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery and Cenotaph to the Municipality of Chelsea.

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Past Events

« Les scieries de la Gilmour & Co. à Chelsea de 1841 à 1895 , genèse et retombées »

Louise Dumoulin

avec la conférencière Louise Dumoulin a la bibliothèque de Chelsea, Chelsea Québec.

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