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medium_img_2970_0.jpgJanuary 23, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
QAHN's 1st annual "Scandal Makers" Online Film Fest!
Join QAHN’s “Scandal Makers” team as they travel the cemeteries of the Eastern Townships in search of long-dead Townshippers, the notorious and the infamous, who lie in rest in the burial grounds of Stanstead and Compton counties. An all-star cast takes viewers on a tour into the past as they introduce us to individuals who made their mark on history in a not-so-positive way. The worldwide premiere of “Scandal Makers II” is coming to your screens on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Don't miss it!

You can join us live from QAHN's Facebook page or on Zoom for more interaction.
If you would like to join by Zoom, you must register by clicking on this link.

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large_cantley.jpgFebruary 3, 2022, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
QAHN's Heritage Talks Online presents: "Welcome to Cantley, down the road less-travelled...," with Margaret Phillips.
Cantley1899

Cantley1889’s historical tour will re-live the triumphs and challenges of convincing Cantley of its long, fascinating history – no easy feat since Cantley’s birth year is officially recognized as being 1989! Cantley1889 was founded in 2010 by volunteers interested in discovering Cantley's roots - its Gatineau River logging, mining its rocky Canadian Shield, farming its rolling hills. The organization’s mandate is to discover, catalogue, protect and promote local heritage. Cantley is one of Quebec’s fastest growing municipalities. Its 133 sq km (33, 000 acres) of farmland and forests stretch along the rocky eastern shoreline of the Gatineau River, on the opposite shore from Chelsea, south of Wakefield and a 20-minute drive north from Ottawa.

Margaret Phillips is president of Cantley1889, a former board member of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society and a retired teacher. Her passion for local history is inherited from her parents Bob Phillips (the founder of the Heritage Canada Foundation) and Mary Anne Cochrane Phillips; both of whom were founders of Heritage Ottawa. She spent childhood summers in Cantley, then moved there permanently in 1982 into her restored 1867 log house.

This talk may be viewed on Facebook Livestream, or on Zoom.
For Zoom attendees, registration is required via this link.

Click here to view the entire 2022 Heritage Talks Online program!

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large_cree.jpgFebruary 8, 2022, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
QAHN's Heritage Talks Online presents: "Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute: a central place for protecting 'the ways,'” with Robert Imrie and Trifona Simard.
Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute is the 30,000 square-foot cultural centre of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee, mandated with heritage maintenance including culture, language and traditional knowledge. It is the Crees’ primary location for the preservation of documents, media, and physical objects, and was designed for preservation, conservation, research, and knowledge transfer. Since opening in 2012, ACCI has accomplished much in a short time, from developing permanent and travelling exhibitions, to producing and touring theatrical productions, to transferring ownership (repatriation) efforts of historical objects from the area, to name a few. We aim to share our experiences and the successes we have managed to achieve over this short time.

Robert Imrie is the Director of Programs at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute. Born in Manitoba, and raised in the Northwest Territories and Ottawa area, Robert has worked extensively in Northern Quebec, first as a teacher and now at the Cultural Institute.

Trifona Simard is from the Cree Nation of Ouje-Bougoumou. Born in Chibougamau, Quebec, Trifona is grounded in her cultural traditions and is an artist, expressing her artistic expressions through beading. Through ongoing educational workshops at Aanischaaukamikw, Trifona has been able to share her cultural practices with others.

This talk may be viewed on Facebook Livestream, or on Zoom.
For Zoom attendees, registration is required via this link.

Click here to view the entire 2022 Heritage Talks Online program!

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large_pettes.jpgFebruary 13, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
QAHN's Heritage Talks Online presents: "The Heritage of the Pettes Memorial Library: past, present and future," with Jana Valasek and Annmarie Adams.
Pettes Memorial Library.

This is the story of a building and the library that has operated
within its walls, from its conception in the 1890s, through its use in the 20th century and looking forward to the plans for its future. It was imagined by Mrs. Narcissa Farrand Pettes as a memorial to her husband Nathaniel Pettes, and from there, both the building and the institution have continued to evolve.

This presentation will explore the beginnings of the Pettes Memorial Library, the unique story of its foundation, the architectural history of the building, and the history of the library that it houses, as well as look at the plans for an expansion to the building to allow the library to serve the needs of the community in the coming decades.

Jana Valasek has been the Executive Director of the Pettes Memorial Library since 2004. She did both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at McGill University. She holds a B.A. in History, with a second major in Canadian Studies, as well as a Master of Library and Information Studies. She lives in Sutton with her family and many, many animals.

Annmarie Adams is an architectural historian specializing in the intersections of medicine, gender, and the built environment. She is the Stevenson Professor of the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and former Director of the School of Architecture, McGill University. Her books include Architecture in the Family Way (1996); Designing Women (2000); and Medicine by Design (2007).

This talk may be viewed on Facebook Livestream, or on Zoom.
For Zoom attendees, registration is required.

Click here to view the entire 2022 Heritage Talks Online program!

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large_chateau.jpgFebruary 17, 2022, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
QAHN's Heritage Talks Online presents: "The Château Ramezay: a historic site and museum powered by volunteers," with Bruno Paul Stenson.
Château Ramezay

In 1705, Montréal’s Governor, Claude de Ramezay, built the imposing stone residence that is now known as “the Château.” Over the years, the Château served a variety of functions and bore witness to key events in history. In the mid-19th century, a community-based, non-profit association known as the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montreal was established as a “learned society” and, later on, intervened to save the Château Ramezay from demolition. The Society created a museum which opened to the public in 1895.

Today, the Society still owns the Château and its collection of over 30,000 objects. It also oversees the museum’s operations including its team of 100 volunteers, partially comprised of the “English-speaking Guides Association.” Volunteers have formed the heart of the Château Ramezay since its establishment and today they serve as guides, administrators, trustees or supporters of museum activities.

The volunteer program at the Château Ramezay is a first-class dynamic and vibrant program that keeps the museum connected to its past, anchored solidly in the present and ready to jump forward to stay relevant for its community. This presentation will look at the Château’s volunteering history and present what makes its volunteering program unique.

Bruno Paul Stenson is a social historian who has been giving entertaining lectures since 1984. A fluently bilingual graduate of McGill and Concordia universities, he has earned Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and in History, a Master's degree in History, and a diploma in Public Relations Management. His public education efforts earned him the Museum Volunteer Award from the Canadian Museums Association in 2015, the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General of Canada in 2016, and the Château Ramezay Centennial Medal from the Château Ramezay Museum, also in 2016. His many lecture topics include social history, sciences, and music (he owns and plays some 250 different musical instruments).

This talk may be viewed on Facebook Livestream, or on Zoom.
For Zoom attendees, registration is required via this link.

Click here to view the entire 2022 Heritage Talks Online program!

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larger_heritage_online_show_tell_1_002.pngFebruary 23, 2022, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
QAHN & Partners present "Belonging & Identity"
HERITAGE SHOW & TELL ONLINE

11 communities, 11 great projects, from podcasts and online exhibits to live performances: Here's your chance to meet heritage leaders from across Quebec who are celebrating local history and culture despite pandemic challenges.

Join QAHN as we welcome member groups taking part in this year’s edition of the Belonging and Identity project, a QAHN initiative undertaken in partnership with the Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers (SRQEA).

Our program includes presentations from: Greenwood Centre for Living History; Colby-Curtis-Museum; KlezKanada; Canadian Centre for the Great War; Eastern Townships Resource Centre; Société d’histoire du Canton d’Orford; Gaspé-Percé Vision Now; Morin Heights Historical Association; Mile End Memories; Richmond County Historical Society; and Quebec Genealogical eSociety.

Watch this live event via QAHN's Facebook page.

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large_black.jpgFebruary 27, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
QAHN's Heritage Talks Online presents: "Searching for the Black Archive of the Eastern Townships." with Sunita Nigam
Eastern Townships Resource Centre

Dr. Sunita Nigam will discuss her experiences searching for archives of Black histories in the Eastern Townships and curating an exhibit (supported by funding from QAHN) on these histories for the Eastern Townships Resource Centre during her time as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellow at York University. This talk will cover some of the complexities of assembling and engaging with Black archives in the Americas broadly and in the Eastern Townships in particular.

Sunita Nigam holds a Ph.D. in English from McGill University, where she published on the relationship between urban placemaking and cultural performance forms – like blackface minstrelsy, stand-up comedy, burlesque, disco, and Olympic design – in Mexico City, New York, and Montreal. She is also conducting a Black histories project with the Eastern Townships Research Centre that is uncovering important Black histories of the region. Beyond her academic work, Sunita works as a research consultant in the community sector in Quebec.

This talk may be viewed on Facebook Livestream, or on Zoom.
For Zoom attendees, registration is required via this link.

Click here to view the entire 2022 Heritage Talks Online program!

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large_jewish.jpgMarch 1, 2022, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
QAHN's Heritage Talks Online presents: "From Ship to Shoebox: exploring Quebec Jewish history through the Canadian Jewish Archives," with Janice Rosen.
Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives

From personal diaries to community-building proclamations, from circumcision certificates to obituaries, from comic books to heartrending testimonies: all manner of documentation about the Jews of Quebec and Canada can be found at the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives, a community institution founded in 1934 by the Canadian Jewish Congress. How did this treasure-trove come into being, why is it still here, and what can it offer you? We will explore these topics and more during this illustrated lecture.

Janice Rosen has been the Archives Director since 1989 of the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives, formerly known as the Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives. She is also a co-creator of the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network (http://cjhn.ca), a database-driven website showcasing the holdings of several partner archives and museums.

This talk may be viewed on Facebook Livestream, or on Zoom.
For Zoom attendees, registration is required via this link.

Click here to view the entire 2022 Heritage Talks Online program!

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