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qahnheritage_fair_2020-600x400.sm_.jpgOctober 25, 2020, 1-3 p.m.
From the comfort of your home, please join QAHN for the 4th Annual Eastern Townships Heritage Fair (Online edition).

WHERE: Live, on-line via QAHN’s Facebook page
HOW: Simply tune into QAHN's Facebook page!
COST: Free and everyone around the globe is welcome!

This year’s theme is “Show and Tell in the Eastern Townships.”

Our virtual October Fair will give people a chance to explore some of the wonderful collections in historical societies and museums across the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

Tune in to QAHN’s Facebook page to see the interesting and unique collections our historical groups and museums are so pleased to “show and tell”. It promises to be a lot of fun as we get to peek at objects and documents that don’t make it out storage very often.

Also featured: Colby-Curtis Museum’s Director Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande who will speak about historical trends in political photography. And meet James Allan from Heritage Kinnear’s Mills, a renowned square dance caller and musician, who will be featured in an interview where he will talk about the history of traditional music and dance around Kinnear’s Mills and share footage from dances he regularly organizes in the area.

For more information about this on-line event, please contact QAHN at 819-564-9595/ Toll-free 1-877-964-0409 or by visiting QAHN’s Facebook page.
We hope to see you at the virtual Fair!

This event is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

***** AGM (online)
Saturday, November 14, 11 a.m. (check-in at 10:45 a.m.)
via Zoom
To be followed at 12 noon by the talk "Fake and Foul: Quebec’s New History Textbook," with Sam Allison and Jon G. Bradley (this talk will also livestream on Facebook
Please contact QAHN for coordinates of the meeting!
819-564-9595 /


ht-2020-logo-colour.j.th_.pg__0.jpgNovember 14, 2020, 12:00-12:30 p.m. Facebook Live
QAHN "Heritage Talks" presents:
"Fake and Foul: Quebec’s New History Textbook," with Sam Allison and Jon G. Bradley

*IMPORTANT NOTE: This live event is open to all members of the public and will follow QAHN's Annual General Meeting (11 a.m. to 12 p.m) The AGM (via Zoom) is open to MEMBERS ONLY! In order to become a QAHN member, please visit or call 819-564-9595.

A recent independent report authored by three eminent Canadian historians at the request of the English Montreal School Board found little to praise in Quebec’s history program. They unanimously recommended that the textbook be immediately withdrawn as it was filled with a myriad of errors that no number of errata sheets could rectify. During their presentation, Sam Allison and Jon G. Bradley will illustrate numerous faulty “facts” appearing in the current Quebec high school history textbook. Combining wit, knowledge, and humour, Sam and Jon enjoy sharing some local history with the communities they visit. An event that promises to be both educational and entertaining!

Sam Allison recently retired after 35 years teaching in the secondary classroom. His latest book is Driv’n by Fortune: The Scots’ March to Modernity in North America, 1745-1812. Jon G. Bradley, a former professor with the Faculty of Education at McGill University, is a co-author of the second edition of Making Sense in Education: A Student’s Guide to Research and Writing.


ski.pngNovember 22, 2020, 1-2 p.m.
FREE ONLINE EVENT on Facebook Live!
QAHN's Heritage Talks presents:
"The Evolution of Ski Trails in the Laurentians," with James Jackson, Director, Morin Heights Historical Association

James Jackson has been involved in the development of cross-country ski trails in Morin-Heights for over 40 years. He was recently inducted into the Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame in the cross-country builders category for his work. He is also an avid historian and a member of the board of directors of the Morin Heights Historical Association. The conference will cover the history of skiing in the Laurentians starting in 1902 and trace the development of the cross-country ski network which became the birthplace of skiing in North America. A variety of maps will be presented showing the expansion and changes to a vast network of trails that have endured for almost 100 years. Starting with maps in the 1920’s, the conference will follow the evolution of the sport as reflected in the changes in trail design and construction. The conference will also address the social and technological changes in the sport that occurred over this period which led to the separation of skiing into a variety of disciplines.

To participate in this Free Online Heritage Talk, just click here at the appointed time!

QAHN's Heritage Talks program is generously supported by the Chawkers Foundation, Zellers Family Foundation, Townshippers' Foundation and the Department of Canadian Heritage.