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ht-2020-logo-colour.j.th_.pg_.jpgFebruary 20, 2020, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
CÉDA 2515 rue Delisle, Montreal
QAHN's 2020 Heritage Talks presents:
“Whistling Dixie in Blackface in Quebec: A Provincial History,” with Dorothy Williams, Ph.D.

Dr. Williams will speak to the origins of blackface in Quebec, which will illuminate the normalization of Black caricature in the province's history. Today many wonder why Quebec continues to shrug off blackface incidents and they find themselves dismayed, even baffled at the blasé attitude that follows each incident, even after the Trudeau revelation. Blackface to some, may be entertainment but it has deep roots in the abasement of Blacks, first in plantation slavery and then in the post-Civil War Reconstruction years in the United States. That said, how does one explain the practice and acceptance of blackface in Quebec, then and now? This historical presentation may perhaps shed serious light on that question.

This event is produced in collaboration with the Round Table on Black History Month.

Free admission.

Click here for the complete 2020 Heritage Talks program!

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ht-2020-logo-colour.j.th_.pg_.jpgFebruary 26, 2020, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
MAUDE ABBOTT MEDICAL MUSEUM*
Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building,
3640 University Street, Room 2/38E, Montreal
QAHN's 2020 Heritage Talks presents:
“Maude Abbott – Quebec Physician Extraordinaire,” with Richard S. Fraser, M.D., McGill University

Maude Abbott was born in 1869 in St. Andrews East, Quebec. In 1889, she became one of the first women to obtain a bachelor's degree in arts from McGill University. Her subsequent academic career was varied and marked by many accomplishments, including Curatorship of the McGill Medical Museum, publication of a seminal Atlas of Congenital Cardiac Disease, and the founding and development of the International Association of Medical Museums, the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and the Argenteuil Regional Museum. She died in Montreal in 1940 and has since been recognized as one of the outstanding Canadian physicians of the 20th century.
*The museum can be a bit difficult to find. Email communications@qahn.org for a map with clear instructions, or visit the museum’s website https://www.mcgill.ca/medicalmuseum/.

Free admission.

Click here for the complete 2020 Heritage Talks program!

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ht-2020-logo-colour.j.th_.pg_.jpgMarch 23, 2020, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
CHÂTEAU RAMEZAY-SALLE DE NANTES 280 Notre-Dame St. East, Montreal
*Limited to 50 people. First come, first served.

"Building a Monument Park: The Fight for the Irish Commemorative Stone," with Fergus Keyes, Director, Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation

For 10 to 12 years, the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation has been dedicated to building a beautiful world class memorial park around the Black Rock on the Montreal side of the Victoria Bridge to remember more than 6000 Irish victims that died and were buried in the area in 1847. Fergus Keyes, a founding director of the organization will provide details on this journey from a concept to a reality - and the many difficulties, as well as positive steps that have been encountered along the way. Keyes will discuss some of the main historical elements of this topic as well as bring the audience up to date on the latest developments, including the recent discovery of numerous human remains at the site.

In collaboration with Château Ramezay.

Free admission.

Click here for the complete 2020 Heritage Talks program!

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large_kevin_deer.jpegCOLLOQUIUM:
RECONCILING HISTORY: INDIGENOUS VOICES IN QUEBEC HERITAGE

Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Salle Petit Fort, Royal Military College, 15, rue Jacques-Cartier Nord, St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc.

The cultures, stories and scholarship of Indigenous peoples today constitute a vast wealth of knowledge with the potential to reshape how Canadian history is learned and transmitted to future generations. Indeed, in the words of Senator Murray Sinclair, former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, "Education is the key to reconciliation."

Join Indigenous and non-Indigenous historians, knowledge-keepers and educators in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu this spring for a unique exploration of First Nations history and culture in Quebec, presented by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN). Our day-long event will include presentations on traditional Indigenous customs, beliefs and spirituality; the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) use of wampum belts to record and teach about the past; the role of Mohawk Warriors during the War of 1812-14; Indigenous pre-history and archeology; and the power of community education to strengthen relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Quebecers.
REGISTRATION: $35 for QAHN members, $45 for non-members.

This event is open to everyone. Lunch and refreshments are included in the cost of registration.

Click here for the complete program!

N.B. Advance registrations are now open online.

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images.sm_.jpgApril 22, 2020, 5-7 p.m. / le 22 avril 2020, 17h00-19h00
7th annual Montreal Wine & Cheese / Vins et fromages Montréal, 7e édition
Hosted by QAHN / Organisé par le RPAQ
Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec
535, Viger Est, Montréal
RSVP: home@qahn.org

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final-qahn-20-anniversary-logo-outl.sm_.jpgJune 6-7, 2020 / le 6-7 juin 2020
2020 QAHN Convention & AGM / Congrès annuel et AGA du RPAQ
West Island & Vaudreuil
Details TBA! / Détails à venir!

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