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The QAHN staff will be taking a short vacation break but will return on July 7, 2015 at which time your emails and phone messages will be responded to as soon as possible. We thank you for your understanding and wish all our members and friends a safe and wonderful summer.


Available now from QAHN!

Heritage Field Guides

This series of 10 bilingual field guides touches upon a wide range of issues of concern to heritage professionals and volunteers working to insure the security of heritage resources. Titles in the series include:
1) Artefacts in Storage: Conservation Methods and Principles for Museum Workers
2) Lighting for Conservation: Understanding and Controlling the Effects of UV Exposure
3) Temperature and Humidity: Achieving Optimal Conditions for Your Artefact Collection
4) Workplace Safety: Securing a Healthy Environment for Visitors, Volunteers and Staff
5) Caring for Photographs: Best Practices for Handling, Displaying and Storing Photographs
6) Handle with Care: Guidelines for Working with Historic Artefacts and Archives
7) Collections Basics: Principles for Acquiring, Accessioning and Deaccessioning Heritage Objects
8) Crisis Planning: A Framework for Risk Management in the Community Sector
9) Crime Deterrence: Protecting Historic Buildings and Cultural Sites from Thieves and Vandals
10) Pest Control: Dealing Effectively with Unwanted Visitors to the Museum

Ordering Information:

To order a set of bilingual Heritage Field Guides, please send $23 (which includes s/h) to: QAHN, 400-257, Queen, Sherbrooke, Qc J1M 1K7.
For non-QAHN members, add $2.00 per order. Order while supplies last!


Organized Planning and Emergency Response Assistant (OPERA): Your Guide to Emergency Planning (CD)

OPERA: making worst-case scenarios easier to manage!
OPERA provides users with interactive, printable forms for storing and retrieving crucial contact information. This handy CD contains basic procedures for managing a variety of threats, a resources guide and an extensive reading list for those who would like to delve more deeply into the extensive literature devoted to emergency management.
Available now while supplies last!

Ordering information:

To order a copy of this new emergency planning tool, please send $9.00 (which includes s/h) to: QAHN, 400-257, Queen, Sherbrooke, Qc J1M 1K7.
For non-QAHN members, add $2.00 per order. Order while supplies last!


Now available from QAHN!

QAHN Family memberships:
1 year: $40 / 3 years: $100 / 5 years: $160

Student memberships:
1 year: $20

Contact QAHN to sign up now, or to inquire about benefits of membership. / (819) 564-9595 / toll free (877) 564-6872


New benefit of membership for QAHN members:
Enterprise Car Rental discount rate for members only!

Contact QAHN for code!



The Water of Life - An evening of animation, stories and Quebec history with filmmaker and visual artist G. Scott MacLeod

Working with world-renowned writer and storyteller Mike Burns, filmmaker G. Scott MacLeod has crafted four stunning short animations that tell some of the dramatic untold stories of Quebec history. Marrying MacLeod's painterly animation with Burns captivating narration, these four films represent quintessential stories of the arrival of the Irish, Scottish and French to the province, and of the Abenaki nation's ancient history on this territory.

Featuring an introduction to the films, a screening, and a question and answer session with director and avid historian G. Scott MacLeod, the evening offers a chance learn about the rich history of Quebec and share some of your own stories.

The films have been officially selected for film festivals in Canada , the United States and France and have received wide critical acclaim.

View film trailers below.

“…very beautiful. I think it should be seen and I appreciate all the work that’s been done and the animation is fantastic. The narration with the Irish accent was very moving and wonderful.”
Alanis Obomsawin OC
Canadian filmmaker of Abenaki descent

This country is so lucky to have artists like Scott MacLeod, Mike Burns and Rob Lutes working independently, but when they work together as they are doing on Scott's film, the results are magic.
Peter McAuslan
Former CEO of McAuslan Brewing

Rob Lutes
Cell: 514 515 4413

The Abenaki – People of the Dawn
2013, 16 min 25 s. Animation. (English and French)
A dramatic retelling of the history of the Abenaki First Nation, its early experiences with colonialism and its continuing struggle for survival.

The Abenaki - People of the Dawn (English Trailer)

The Saga of Murdo MacLeod and His First Contact with the Abenaki
2012, 16 min 24 s. Animation. (English and French)
An unlikely alliance with First Nations inhabitants saves a group of 19th century Scottish immigrants from certain death.
The Saga of Murdo MacLeod - And his first contact with the Abenaki (English Trailer)

The Irishman – Child of the Gael
2014, 20 min 07 s. Animation. (English and French)
In The Irishman – Child of the Gael, our narrator, Sean recounts his maternal and paternal ancestors’ dramatic immigrant experiences in Canada from the 1800s to the early 20th century.

The Irishman - Child of the Gael (English Trailer)

The French-Canadian
2015, 13 min. Animation. (English and French)
In The French-Canadian, our narrator Jean-Pierre, a bootlegger from Sherbrooke , recounts the tale of his ancestors’ arrival and life in New France beginning in the 1640s.

No trailer available. Full film available here:

Password: macleod9




Do you have roots in the Townships and are interested in learning more about your family history but not sure where to start looking? The Eastern Townships Resource Centre will be hosting drop-in family history workshops on Fridays until the end of September in the Old Library, located in the McGreer Building at Bishop’s University. These informal workshops will be geared towards beginners in genealogy by providing an overview of the types of sources available for family research and giving tips on how to find information, as well as reviewing some of the resources available online. Please note that the resources in the library collection are focused on Protestant records.



After more than 50 years of preserving the heritage of Richmond County and vicinity, Richmond County Historical Society (RCHS) is now entering a new phase in its history. The Society has acquired the Manse of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 1161 Rte. 243 in Melbourne to keep the archives of the Society together with the exhibits of historical artefacts under one roof. With the move to the Manse there will be greater visibility of the archives and the museum.
Our Archivist continues to receive requests for information from across the world.
Significant renovations and repairs have to be done on the Manse and we are applying for financial assistance to get them done as quickly as possible. The renovations and repairs will have a beneficial effect on RCHS and the communities it serves, through increased accessibility and activities. We want to make our museum/archives a centre for such activities as concerts, storytelling, teas, meetings, artist’s exhibits, etc

Our first event, a Pancake Brunch and Plant Sale, featured a fascinating talk by Rod McIver who will lead a cavalcade to visit areas of Scots heritage on Sat., Sept. 19. For information, contact 819-826-2793.

On Sunday, June 21 we will hold the Ice Cream Social from 1 – 4 PM at the Market Space, Upper Melbourne Town Hall 1159, Route 243. (Rain or shine)

The Archives have been moved to the new location but the artefacts remain at the current museum for now. The museum (1296 Rte. 243) will be open from Wed. to Sun. from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. during July and August. Everyone is invited to visit.




Saturday, June 20th, 1:30 p.m.
Guided visit to the Skinner, Elkins and Miltimore cemeteries near Highwater. The Elkins and Skinner families were some of Potton’s first settlers in 1797.
Gérard Leduc and Sandra Jewett will provide historical commentary and observations. Meet in the parking near the CIBC for carpooling (recommended).
A BBQ follows at Carol’s - $10.00 charge applies, bring your own beverage.
Reservations essential before June 14th, with Carol at 450-292-4844.

Saturday from until October 10, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Round Barn, Its architecture and unique operation
Free Adminssion

Friday and Saturday, August 7th and 8th
Visit the Heritage Booth at the Multicultural Festival

Enter our photography contest “Pottonites in their daily routines”
Check for contest rules
Sunday, August 16th, 9:00 a.m.
Hike Singer Mountain with leader, Frank Ruiz. Carpool from Parc André Gagnon.
Level: difficult; duration 5 hours
Saturday, August 22nd, 10:00 a.m.
Visit to the Beach family’s summer home on Lake Memphremagog, built in 1870.
Owner Richard Beach will provide the history. Meet at corner of Chemin des Faucons
Pélerins and du Lac.
Parking is very constrained at the location. Bring your own lunch and swimsuit!
Must reserve with Carol at 450-292-4844
Saturday, September 5th, 1:00 p.m.
One of our most popular events...
our corn roast on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, at the Municipal beach at Perkins Landing. Bring a salad or dessert to share. Bring your own beverage and water, if desired, along with your place setting and glass for your favourite beverage.
Reservations are required for menu coordination!
Call Janine at 450 292 3780!
Duration, around 3 hours.

Notes: Excursions are free of charge to Association members, $5 required from non - members
For additional information:  Carol Bishop: 450-292-4844  Janine Sourdif: 450-292-3780 
Check on the Web site for last updates.




July 17th to August 2nd
Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music

September 11th to 20th
Dan Goggin’s Nunsense A Men!

October 9th to 18th
Steel Manolias by Robert Harling

Haskell Box Office 802-873-3022, ext 205 or 819-876-2471, ext 205
Handicap Accessible and Fully Air Conditioned

Tours of the Haskell Opera House
Tours of the opera house are offered mid-May through mid-October during regular library hours, (Tuesdays through Saturday) and follow a set schedule. No tours are offered on Sundays or Mondays. For safety reasons, all visitors to the Opera House must be accompanied by a member of staff. We suggest a donation of $5 per adult for the tour which lasts approximately 25 minutes. Please direct your inquiries about tours to library personnel (802) 873-3022 or (819) 876-2471 ext 202. Tours may be unavailable on the day of a performance.




May 26 – June 21
Spring Exhibit:
Deborah Stairs Rotherham: Wildflowers of Quebec
Centennial Building, 130 Lakeside, Knowlton.



Season: Summer
June 22nd to September 1st (Labour Day):
Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
September 2nd to June 21st: Monday to Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Uncoming Events

The Tea Room
To be open three days a week; Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The History of County Fairs
Agricultureal Improvement and Popular Cuture in Stanstead County

Saturday August 8
Fund Raising
Barn Dance at Harry’s Isbrucker
More information to follow

Fall Excursion
The next trip will be in the fall to Burlington, VT for an overnigbht stay, followed by a full day at the Shelburne Museum.
Cost: $284. double occupancy includes supper Thursday evening and breakfast on Friday morning.

Permanent Exhibition
Gives visitors a glimpse of the gracious lifestyle enjoyed by several generations of the Colby family, a prominent border family of American Origin

WHERE: 535 Dufferin, Stanstead
Info: Phone: (819) 876-7322; Email:



Names and Places
History Exhibit

How did Lennoxville get its name? Why is this street named after that person? Where are the bridges in Lennoxville? Find the answers to these questions and more at the Names and Places exhibition presented by the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society until May 22, 2016. The exhibit is located on the second floor of Uplands, 9 Speid Street, Sherbrooke (Borough of Lennoxville).

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Office: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Office: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 28th to September 6th
Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre invites the general public to its new art exhibition featuring the work of Catherine Young Bates. Her paintings will be displayed all summer from June 28th to September 6th, 2015. The invitation is also extended to come meet the artist at a vernissage which will be held Sunday, June 28th between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. at 9 Speid Street in Sherbrooke (Borough of Lennoxville).


May 24th to June 21st, 2015
Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is pleased to start the summer season with a new exhibition featuring the work of Lennoxville artists Joe Ford, Dick Tracy and Rick Tracy. The art exhibition will be held from May 24th to June 21st, 2015

The general public is also invited to come meet the artists at the vernissage to be held Sunday, May 24th between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. at 9 Speid Street in Sherbrooke (Borough of Lennoxville).

Three artists to discover

In this exhibition you will find a variety of mediums, including paintings, turned wood and metal objects, created by three excellent Townships’ artists.

Joe Ford, painter

Joseph Ford has worked in the arts field for over 30 years. He taught airbrush techniques at Champlain Regional College, as well as doing jewelry design and color separation within the printing industry. Additionally, he has worked as an artistic director and, most recently, as a graphic illustrator for Impact etching machines. With his valuable experience in photo retouching, graphic design, illustration and various painting techniques, Joseph’s oil paintings display yet another aspect of his many talents.

Dick and Rick Tracy, woodturners

Mostly self-taught in his spare time, Richard C. Tracy has created extensively in wood and metal work for more than 60 years. During this time he has made literally thousands of wooden toys and articles for the community and family, inspiring them with the variety and play-value of handmade items. Richard F. Tracy took up wood turning in 2012, both for personal pleasure and as an opportunity to spend quality time with his father. Most of the wood used in his projects comes from local trees and often the raw materials for his creations are rescued from the firewood pile. To show off the natural beauty of the wood, he uses mainly natural oil and wax finishes.

Opening hours
Uplands is open Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information call 819 564-0409.

Le Centre culturel et du patrimoine Uplands est heureux d’entamer la saison estivale avec une exposition rassemblant les œuvres de l’artiste peintre Joe Ford et des tourneurs de bois Dick Tracy et Rick Tracy. L’exposition se tiendra du 24 mai au 21 juin 2015. Le public est invité à venir rencontrer les artistes lors du vernissage qui aura lieu le dimanche 24 mai entre 14 h et 16 h, au 9 rue Speid à Sherbrooke (arrondissement de Lennoxville). Vous trouverez ci-joint notre communiqué de presse et des photographies.

Small English Tea
Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
Costs: $10.



Beyond Belief DVD
PLEASE NOTE that DVDs of the play, BEYOND BELIEF, performed in February 2015 will be available soon. Order your copy from Sharon Moore, 819-837-2643.

June 10 to August 30, Wed-Sun, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sept 5 to Oct 4: Weekends only or by appointment
October to May: collection/archives by appointment

Permanent Exhibition
A Tale of the Townships
Two years in the planning, our new permanent exhibition tells the story of the early settlers to our region, historic Compton County, and the thriving village that developed here in the 1800s. When you visit the new exhibit of carefully selected objects from our extensive collections, you will follow the story beginning with the Native Americans who fished and hunted here. It continues with the arrival of the first English speaking homesteaders from New England and then from the British Isles, in the early 1800s, and the French speaking settlers who came later. You will discover how each of these groups has left an indelible mark on our local history, culture and architecture.

Researching family history? Special projects?
Please call for an appointment at tel: 819-875-5256 or 819-875-3182; Email:

We Can Help You
We have genealogy information on many local families, as well as volumes of Townships history, individual family histories, ancestral charts and other documents available for study. Even if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you’re sure to discover something fascinating along the way. Access to the Archives & Library and research support are available by appointment.

Info: Tel: 819-875-5256 or 819-875-3182 or Email:




Andy Warhol, graphiste
From June 6 through September 27, 2015

A prolific artist and eccentric publicist, Andy Warhol is best known for his emblematic images of American culture from 1950 to 1980. His work illustrates an era marked by the rise of marketing and mass consumption, a revolution in imaging, and the commercialisation of celebrity. With his enormous production of paintings, prints, films and sound recordings, Andy Warhol influenced, and continues to influence, both the production and the perception of art.


Roland Poulin. Sculptures et dessins
May 23 through September 20

Working in geometric abstractions and creating monumental sculptures for more than thirty years, Roland Poulin now presents a number of recent works at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, the majority of which have not been shown before. Profiting from the natural light of the Grand Hall, these pieces will reveal the intrinsic beauty of metallic materials. Visitors will also be able to see models and preparatory drawings which bear witness to the artistic development of this important sculptor, whose work is shown in the principal art museums of Québec and elsewhere in Canada.

The exhibition Roland Poulin. Sculptures et dessins presents:
a sculpture of spectacular dimensions entitled Ultime dialogue; preparatory studies for large-format sculptural works, in brass, steel and glass; a series of seven drawings entitles Stratification.

Information : 819 821-2115

Permanent Collection
Spaces and Landscapes
Thanks to a grant from the ministère de la Culture et des Communications, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke has been able to undertake the renewal of its permanent collection. This exhibition allows visitors to appreciate the evolution of landscape art over time, from the panoramic views of earlier centuries to the dynamic concepts of contemporary art, and including the more personal vision of naïve artists. Landscape painting explores in a special way the links between nature and culture. It may depict a particular countryside, or evoke an imaginary scene, but it always inspires its viewers to a flight of fancy, a new point of view, an excursion in another world. Many important artists are represented here, including some from our region, and representatives of the next artistic generation. A special place is accorded to our own landscape painter, Frederick Simpson Coburn.




The last Heritage Gaspe Historical Calendar has been sold. We have received much positive feedback on this latest edition. We look forward to our next effort which will be the HOMES-AT-HOME calendar and web site.

Gaspe: Homes-at-Home.

The 2016 calendar will include pictures of some of the older homes in Gaspe as they looked years ago. Included with the pictures will be a brief description of the original owners of the property and those responsible for building the home. A web-based component of the project will also be available that will include anecdotes about the homes and people who lived in them.

In order for us to start the project we need early photos, of homes taken years ago. It is important that we receive permission to use the photo from the owner of the photo with the understanding that a copy will be used for the calendar as well as for the web component. No photo will be used without such permission. We have done this with photos used for the two previous calendars and the use of these photos is greatly appreciated. We also give credit to those who give permission for the use of the photo.

For further information please contact us at gaspecoast@sympatico or




Garden Tour: Celebrating the 160th anniversary of Morin Heights:
August 2015 – Date & location to be announced
We are in the planning stages of an event to celebrate the town’s 160th anniversary since being founded in 1855. The plan is to have a tour of a select number of heritage gardens in the area to be followed by tea and other refreshments. Members will be advised of the date, time and other details pertaining to this event by early summer.

Buildings That Have Disappeared in Morin Heights: A Joint
Venture with Arts Morin Heights: Late September – Date and location to be announced
The MHHA will supply the photos of old structures of significance to the community that once stood in the village core that have since been demolished. Local artists will be asked to do interpretative renditions of these buildings. This should be an interesting project and will coincide with this year’s “Journée de la Culture”. This event is currently being organized. Anyone interested in helping with this event, please contact Pierre Caron ( or (450) 226 8853.

History of Cross Country Skiing in the Morin Heights area:
Presentation by a local enthusiast: October 2015 – Date and location to be announced.
One of the feature articles for Porcupine #10 will be an article on the history of cross-country skiing in our region. Researched and written by a local enthusiast, this talk should be an interesting review of this important activity and it’s place in helping develop the recreo-touristic aspect of our local economy.

Education in Morin Heights: A History of Many Small Schools
Attached as a separate piece is Don Stewart’s review of the history of education and the school system in the local area. Hope you enjoy it!

Final Word
We think we have a few interesting events planned out over the next few months. We hope you will
come and join us, renew your membership if you haven’t and be part of the preservation of our history and culture. Thanks for reading.




Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Stanbridge East. The historic images and objects in this exhibition serve to commemorate the 125 year milestone and reveal the growth of an historic hamlet into a community-minded and busy village.

The Missisquoi Museum also highlights the history of the United Empire Loyalists, community life in the 19th century, an impressive collection of agricultural objects housed at the 12-sided Walbridge Barn and Hodge’s General Store, which features “Mr. Hodge” and his dry goods from the l940s.

Located just off Route 202 along the Wine Route, between Dunham and Bedford in the picturesque village of Stanbridge East, come and explore this jewel in the Eastern Townships which is the Missisquoi Museum.

The admission price of $10 will permit the visitor access to the Walbridge Barn, the Cornell Mill and Hodge’s General Store. Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., May 31st to October 11th, 2015.

For more information, admission prices and for group reservations, please contact
Pamela Realffe at 450 248-3153 or visit our website (

2 River Street, Stanbridge East QC



Friday, June 26 Fine Dining at Greenwood 6:00 p.m. at Greenwood

Sunday, June 28 House and Garden Tour 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. at Greenwood
Book launch- Sea Winter Salmon by Mari Harpur

Sunday, July 12 House and Garden Tour, 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. at Greenwood

Sunday, July 26 Members Day 3:30 p.m. at Greenwood

Sunday, August 9 Greenwood Traditional Tea 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Greenwood

Sunday, August 16 Theatre on the Lawn 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. at Greenwood

Sunday, August 30 Final House and Garden Tour 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. at Greenwood

Location and Information:
254 Main Road, Hudson
Tel: 450-458-5396



A Building the Road to Victory
Canadian Railway Troops, Forgotten Heroes
Until November 11, 2015

Born alongside the railway, recognized for its expertise in this area and proud to be part of the British Empire, Canada was a young nation that entered the 20th century with confidence. During the First World War, despite its small population, this peaceful and prosperous country was nonetheless able to send an expeditionary force of 600,000 troops, including 20,000 members of the Railway Troops. One in ten would not return home alive.

From 1915 to the German defeat in 1918, these railroaders in khaki were to prove again and again their exceptional efficiency and courage under fire while dealing with the task at hand:
admission is $4. Information : 450 632-2410

Construire la route de la victoire
Les troupes ferroviaires canadiennes, ces héros oubliés
Jusqu'au 11 novembre 2015
Né à l’ombre du chemin de fer, reconnu pour son expertise dans ce domaine, fier de son appartenance à l’Empire britannique, le Canada aborde le 20esiècle avec confiance. Au cours du premier conflit mondial, ce pays pacifique et prospère réussit à réunir un corps expéditionnaire de 600 000 soldats, dont 20 000 membres des troupes ferroviaires. De 1915 à la défaite allemande de 1918, ces cheminots en uniforme se font reconnaître pour leur efficacité exceptionnelle, leur courage sous le feu ennemi et l’esprit de sacrifice face à la tâche à accomplir : CONSTRUIRE LA ROUTE DE LA VICTOIRE.

For the summer period; Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum invites all visitors to marvel at the railroad universe. Children and adults looking for thrills and memorable experiences will discover the largest collection of railroad equipment in Canada and will live out a truly fantastic experience. They will be able to climb aboard several of the vehicles on exhibit, to take a ride in a completely restored Montreal streetcar and aboard a miniature train and, to top off the visit there are many activities offered by our personnel. No matter your age, time will stop for you to awaken your inner child!

Dès ce printemps et, durant toute la saison estivale, Exporail, le Musée ferroviaire canadien convie les visiteurs à s’émerveiller dans l’univers des chemins de fer. Les adultes et les enfants, en quête d’évasion et d’émotions, découvrent la plus grande collection ferroviaire au Canada et vivent une expérience fascinante. Ils montent notamment à bord de certains véhicules exposés, font une balade dans un tramway d’époque ou sur un chemin de fer miniature et, profitent d’une importante panoplie d’activités offerte par l’équipe d’animation. Peu importe l’âge, le temps se suspend lors d’une visite pour permettre à chacun de réveiller son cœur d’enfant!


Sunday afternoons on June 7th, 14th,21st and 28th 2015, children can bring their stuffed animals to Exporail and have them enjoy a ride in a passenger train! With the activity, Tribute to Winnie, visitors will learn more about the famous teddy bear and its Canadian origin dating back to the First

World War.
Until November 11th 2015, Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum presents its new temporary exhibition: Building the Road to Victory. Canadian Railway Troops, Forgotten heroes. This exhibition showcases how their expertise was acquired as early as the 19th century, on Western Canada’s plains and the battlefields of South Africa. Period posters, uniforms, exceptional archive documents, mock-ups, tools, instruments and typical equipment are paired with clips filmed on the European front.


Les dimanches après-midi 7, 14, 21 et 28 juin 2015, les enfants pourront apporter leurs toutous en peluche et les faire profiter d’une balade en train de passagers! Avec l’activité, Hommage à Winnie, les visiteurs en apprendront davantage sur le célèbre ourson, dont l’origine canadienne remonte à la Première Guerre mondiale.
Jusqu’au 11 novembre 2015, Exporail présente sa nouvelle exposition temporaire: Construire la route de la victoire. Les troupes ferroviaires canadiennes, ces héros oubliés. Cette exposition révèle leurs exploits en prenant soin de présenter les origines de cette expertise acquise dès le 19e siècle, tant dans les plaines de l’Ouest canadien que sur les champs de bataille d’Afrique du Sud. Affiches d’époque, uniformes, documents d’archives exceptionnels, maquettes, outils, instruments et équipements typiques sont accompagnés d’extraits de films tournés sur le front européen.

Family Activities

A guided tour allows visitors to immerse themselves in the lives of yesteryear’s travelers (Saturdays and Sundays)
The model train room demonstrates the world of model railroaders through two interactive operating layouts.
The Rocky Mountain Express movie (English version at 1:30 p.m., admission $4) propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building the nation's first transcontinental railway.

Demonstrations (flexible hours, weekends) :
John Molson Steam Locomotive
Operating Turntable

Miniature Railway
Passenger Train (Sunday afternoon)


S’imprégner du mode de vie des voyageurs d’époque avec la visite guidée (samedi et dimanche).
Faire connaissance avec l’univers du modélisme ferroviaire dans la salle des trains miniatures.
Assister à la projection du film, L’express des Rocheuses, (11 h et 15 h en version française, 4 $ par personne) : voyage en train à travers les paysages époustouflants des Rocheuses qui retrace l'histoire épique de la construction du premier chemin de fer transcontinental au Canada.
Les démonstrations (horaires variables, les fins de semaine) :
Locomotive à vapeur John Molson
Fonctionnement du pont tournant
Les balades :
Balade en tramway d’époque
Chemin de fer miniature
Train de passagers (dimanche après-midi)

August 15th & 16th, 2015: A Great Passion for Model Trains, Model Train Exhibition.

Un événement à ne pas manquer!
Les 15 et 16 août 2015 : l’exposition de trains miniatures, Petits trains, grandes passions.

Building the Road to Victory
Canadian Railway Troops, Forgotten Heroes
Until November 11, 2015

Born alongside the railway, recognized for its expertise in this area and proud to be part of the British Empire, Canada was a young nation that entered the 20th century with confidence. During the First World War, despite its small population, this peaceful and prosperous country was nonetheless able to send an expeditionary force of 600,000 troops, including 20,000 members of the Railway Troops. One in ten would not return home alive. From 1915 to the German defeat in 1918, these railroaders in khaki were to prove again and again their exceptional efficiency and courage under fire while dealing with the task at hand: BUILDING THE ROAD TO VICTORY.

Miniature Trains
Extraordinary moments to treasure!
All year long!
This exhibition showcases a 4, 87 meter by 12, 5 meter HO scale (1/87 or 1 mm = 87 mm) layout, built by the Exporail's volunteers and members of the Montreal Railroad Modellers Association, in conjunction with Exporail.
It depicts typical Canadian railway operations and scenes with a train servicing terminal, industries, rural settings, a mining operation and a small town.
This exhibition of miniature trains contrast with the huge railway equipment full size on exhibit in our Angus pavilion.

WHERE: 110, rue Saint-Pierre, Saint-Constant
Info: Telephone: 450-632-2410; Courriel:

Recent acquisitions
Locomotive and passenger cars from the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)

The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) made a large donation to Exporail’s historic collection last September, consisting of three pieces of rolling stock which ended their service on the AMT network in 2010.
First, the GR 418 AMT 1311 diesel electric locomotive, one of the hundreds of GP9 engines built by General Motors in London, Ontario. Secondly AMT 1101 passenger car, an example of the cars which ran in commuter service for almost 40 years, for the AMT in Montreal and, before, for Go Transit in Toronto. Lastly, AMT 603 generator car, built by Canadian Car & Foundry in Ville Saint-Pierre. This car illustrate the conversion of passenger’s trains from steam to electric heating while providing energy.

Station letterbox no. 4

Introduced at the end of the 19th century, letterbox no. 4 was designed for the sole purpose of being installed on railway station platform posts.
Passengers in transit could drop off mail items addressed to a destination serviced by the railway’s mail service. Its distinctive feature is a lock cover shaped as a lion’s paw.
It was removed from service when the railways stopped delivering mail in 1972.
Donated by David Jenkins





Almost 50 years ago, Montreal was host to Expo 67, one of the most successful world fair’s of the 20th century.

The fair hosted 62 nations to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
To relive this exciting moment in Canadian history, the Centre d’histoire de Montréal is putting together an exhibition on youth at Expo 67.

It is looking for photographs, amateur films, souvenir items, and personal memories from anyone who was between the ages of 11 and 21 from 1967 to 1969 and who attended Expo 67.
To participate in this walk down memory lane, send your momentos to Catherine Charlebois ( or call her at 514 872-3284. The exhibition’s success relies on your participation!



50th Anniversary Celebration, Pointe-Claire Public Library (Valois Branch)

Date: October 07, 2015
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Pointe-Claire Public Library, 68 Prince Edward, Pointe-Claire, Qc.
A special celebration of the community and its library!
Anyone who has contributed to the library or to the history of the building is welcome to attend.

This event includes a Book of Remembrance an an exhibition of photographs from the archives and from private collectors. City dignitaries, select members of the community and representatives from the Valois Protestant School will be on hand to speak about the history and value of the library and building to the greater Valois community.

Wine, cheese, coffee and tea will be served.
If you have any items that might be of interest to the exhibition, please contact Kathy Wilson at the library at: (514) 630-1219.



Announcing: ROOTS 2015

Information for publication in your journal, on your website and Facebook page


for further details, including a list of speakers, events and a registration form visit the QFHS webpage at:



PARK EXTENSION THROUGH THE DECADES: 1910-2010 / Parc-Extension à Travers les Décennies: 1910 à 2010.

The Park Extension Historical Society (SHpeHS), located in north central Montreal, has just published a booklet illustrating the neighbourhood's evolution from French Canadian market gardens to crowded urban district where 94% of the 31,000 residents were born outside of Canada and English maintains a toehold. This lively booklet, measuring 8" x 8", consists of 68 pages packed with photos of people and places, bilingual captions and texts. It is both instructive and entertaining for all ages of readers.

It was fashioned with the help of a Canada Summer Jobs graphics intern from ten exhibition posters prepared by the SHpeHS in 2010 and published by Éditions Hisitoire Québec, ISBN: 978-2-89586-091-4.

For information about ordering please visit the website or telephone (514) 271-6650. The cost is $20 plus mail and handling. It can also be obtained through the FHQ's mail order book boutique.



2015 Lectures

Throughout the year 2015, the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society invites you to discover different aspects of Canadian Military - Standing on Guard

Everyone welcome.
Free for members; $2 for non-members
Become a member for $5 per year
Information: Email:

Visit often our website at to learn more about our activities and monthly lectures on the third Thursday of the month. Info: 514-695-0205



Writers Wanted
Theatre Wakefield is inviting active, young-at-heart seniors interested in local history and interpretive storytelling to help create the content for Maison Fairbairn’s forthcoming touch-screen information kiosks.

Participant will receive creative direction and coaching support in developing tales of the Lower Gatineau Valley for feature as multimedia vignettes at the Heritage Centre. Participants will also practice mentoring one another in the creative process and working with the (all-ages) performers who will animate their stories for recording.

This exciting and educational project for seniors is a partnership between Theatre Wakefield, Maison Fairbairn, and Connexions Resource Centre (formerly OHSSN).

Please contact Peter MacGibbon at (819) 827-8513 or via email at for more information.



Dates to remember Summer, 2015

Saturday, June 27

Annual Canada Day parade, starting at 1:00 p.m.

The Georgeville Historical Society plans to sponsor a float in the parade.

Sunday, July 12

The 23rd annual general meeting of the Georgeville Historical Society at 2:00 p.m. in the

Murray Memorial Hall. The guest speaker will be Dr. Forrester Lee of Yale University who

will tell the fascinating story of fellow Dartmouth graduate (Class of 1827), the Rev. Edward Mitchell, a Georgeville farmer and Baptist Minister.

Wednesday, July 22

An outing to Owl's Head. By special arrangements, everyone will be whisked by chairlift to a spot near the summit, where there will be an historic account of how and why Owl's Head attracted climbers for generations.

For example, eminent British literary figure, Anthony Trollope, and American writer and poet, T.S. Eliot, both climbed the mountain, though at different times.

The group will leave by pooled cars from the Murray Memorial Hall at 10 am. Bring a picnic lunch and reserve by sending a fee of $20, including the cost of the chairlift, no later than July 12, to Judy Bachelder at 4600 Ch. Georgeville, Canton de Stanstead, J0B 1T0.

Wednesday, August 12

Tour of local historic barns, led by Martin Bosch and Neils Jensen. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Murray Memorial Hall and car pooling will be available, if necessary.

Pat Evans Archives •
Chelsea Library ● downstairs
Hours - Monday & Wednesday
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment - 819-827-6224





Following a popular and successful debut in 2014, the Morrin Centre's afternoon teatime will return this summer, with the season's first session taking place Friday, June 19 at 4:00 p.m.

Revelers will be able to sample traditional teas and cookies in keeping with Victorian customs and etiquette in the Morrin Centre's historic library, which boasts a collection of over 20,000 books, and artifacts dating back to when teatime came into fashion. Teatime at the Morrin will be the opportunity to celebrate special occasions or to simply discover the English heritage that is part of Quebec City’s history.

Teas will be provided by Sebz Thé & Lounge, while cookies will be provided by Traîteur Buffet Maison. The bilingual presentations will take place at 4 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through September 6, unless the Morrin Centre library is otherwise booked.
Admission fees for afternoon teatime are $12 for adults, $10 for students, and $6 for children 10 and under (all prices including tax). It is highly recommended to make reservations online ( or by phone (418-694-9147).

Library opening hours

Mon: closed
Tue: noon - 8:00 pm
Wed: noon - 4:00 pm
Thu: noon - 8:00 pm
Fri: noon - 4:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: noon - 4:00 pm



Le Fonds Canada 150

Le Fonds Canada 150 a pour but d’offrir aux Canadiens la possibilité de participer à des célébrations locales, régionales et nationales qui contribuent à renforcer un sentiment de fierté et d’appartenance au Canada.
De plus, un nombre limité de projets à grande échelle ayant un impact important et qui sont d’envergure nationale seront soutenue par le Fonds Canada 150 comme des projets vedettes.
Si vous croyez que votre projet peut être considéré comme un projet vedette du 150e anniversaire, vous devez communiquer avec un agent de projet avant de soumettre une demande.

Détails sur l’admissibilité

Les demandeurs admissibles au financement sous le Fonds Canada 150 sont les suivants :
• les organismes canadiens sans but lucratif, y compris les sociétés, les fiducies, les coopérative et les associations non constituées en société;
• les sociétés par actions canadiennes, y compris les partenariats, les fiducies et les coentreprises dont les projets ne sont pas de type commercial;
• les écoles canadiennes; et
• les administrations municipales canadiennes et leurs institutions.

Les ministères, institutions et organismes fédéraux, les gouvernements provinciaux et territoriaux et leurs institutions ainsi que les particuliers et les partis politiques ne sont pas adminisibles au Fonds Canada 150.

Date limite de présentation des demandes

Aucune date limite n’a été fixée pour la présentation des demandes de financement au Fonds Canada 150.
Pour les projets vedettes, un formulaire de déclaration d'intérêt doit être soumis au plus tard le 29 mai 2015.
À savoir avant de commencer
Communiquez avec un agent de programme de Patrimoine canadien pour obtenir la trousse du demandeur.

Pour nous joindre

Si vous êtes une personne sourde, malentendante ou ayant des troubles de la parole, veuillez s’il vous plaît téléphoner notre ligne d'ATS sans frais. Utilisez cette ligne pour toutes les demandes, indépendamment du fait que votre projet soit de portée nationale, provinciale, régionale ou locale : 1-888-997-3123.
Les lignes sans frais (1-800 et 1-866) ont des agents disponibles pour répondre à vos questions, du lundi au vendredi de 8 h 30 - 17 h (heure de l'Est).

Dans le cas des projets d’envergure nationale, veuillez contacter :
Par téléphone :
819-997-0055 ou sans frais 1-866-811-0055
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Par courrier :
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Gatineau (Québec)
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Canadian Heritage Funding Opportunity:

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage

• Application Deadlines
• Program
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The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. The Program will increase opportunities, through festivals and other events and projects, for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.

Application Deadlines

The deadline dates to submit a Local Festivals application are January 30, April 30 and September 30.
The deadline date for a Community Anniversaries application is January 30.
There is no fixed deadline for a Legacy Fund application; however, your project must be submitted at the latest by the date of the anniversary you want to commemorate.


The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program delivers its funding through three separate components: Local Festivals, Community Anniversaries and the Legacy Fund.
Local Festivals

The Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans, or historical performers.
Community Anniversaries
The Community Anniversaries component provides funding to local groups for non–recurring local events and capital projects that commemorate an anniversary of 100 years or greater in increments of 25 years.

Legacy Fund
The Legacy Fund component provides funding for community capital projects that commemorate a 100th anniversary or greater in increments of 25 years, of a significant local historical event or local historical personality.
Still not sure where your event or project fits? View this chart.
If you have any questions about the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program, please Contact us.
Service Delivery Standards for this funding program.

Commemoration of the Canadian Participation in World War II
We will be accepting applications under the Community Anniversaries and Legacy Fund components for projects starting and ending between January 2014 and December 2017 that commemorate the 75th anniversary of locally significant events directly related to the Canadian participation in World War II.


Museums Assistance Program

**Funding open year-round**
Exhibition Circulation Fund:

This component assists museums with the costs of hosting a travelling exhibition originating from another museum or from a federal heritage institution.

Borrowing Artefacts from the Canadian Museum of History or the Canadian War

Support for borrowing artefacts from the Canadian Museum of History or the Canadian War Museum for exhibition purposes is available to museums, including small museums.

Funding priorities:

Exhibitions related to key events or figures in Canadian history and those related to anniversaries of nation-building milestones "On the Road 2017"
will be given priority.

Contact Information:

For more information about this component of the program or to obtain application forms, please consult Exhibition Circulation Fund - Borrowing Artefacts or Contact Us .