Highlighting Indigenous History & Heritage (Resolution at QAHN AGM, June 11, 2022)
The following resolution was adopted at QAHN's Annual General Meeting, held via Zoom, on Saturday, June 11, 2022: “Highlighting Indigenous History”
Atwater Library celebrates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with awards and cake
--June 3, 2022. On Thursday, June 2, the Atwater Library and Computer Centre has celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with a display, award presentations and a speaker on their first in-person Thursday Lunch Hour Lecture since March of 2020. There was an introductory piano concert by Shirley Wu of the McGill Faculty of Music. This was followed by the awarding of prizes for the library’s poetry contest on the theme of Queen Elizabeth. These poems, confined to 70 words, were read and the awards given by writer Mark Abley, the contest judge.
June is National Indigenous History Month. Let's celebrate!
--June 1, 2022. In honour of National Indigenous History Month, we thought we would share a couple of QAHN's most recent Indigenous-themed conferences from our 2022 Heritage Talks Online series. The following talk is called "The W8banaki of Odanak: Preserving History, Language, Culture and Traditions," and features Daniel Nolett.
Last chance to register!... QAHN AGM
June 11, 10 a.m. (ZOOM). For Agenda, support documents and Zoom link: [email protected]. Agenda and documentation will be sent out closer to the meeting date!
"SOLD OUT"... Historic Walking Tour of Mount Royal (presented by QAHN in collaboration with the Festival d'histoire de Montréal)
--April 22, 2022. Saturday, May 14, 2-4 p.m. Presented by QAHN in collaboration with the Festival d'histoire de Montréal HISTORIC WALKING TOUR: "Mount Royal Park: From Wilderness to Playground," with Rod MacLeod
Upgrades now under way at Richmond County Museum, with help from QAHN and the SRQEA
--February 25, 2022. With funding through the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network’s “Local Built Heritage Restoration Initiative,” which is itself supported by Quebec’s Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d'expression anglaise, the Richmond County Historical Society (RCHS) has now begun some important upgrades to its museum facility in Melbourne.
The mysterious Seba Beebe is the subject of "The Survivor," a new episode in QAHN's "Scandal Makers" cemetery documentary series
--February 22, 2022. A new episode in QAHN's popular "Scandal Makers" series! In "The Survivor," Kathy Curtis of the Colby-Curtis Museum in Stanstead uncovers the mystery of Seba Beebe, the first American settler of Beebe Plain, and why his name was obscured from the public record for so long.
Meet the Network, Episode #10: Joe Graham
--February 17, 2022. In 2022, we will continue sharing short selfie videos introducing you to some of the inspiring people in our network. This week, we head to the Laurentians to meet with Joe Graham, a long-time member, writer, and heritage activist the region. Click here to view the video!
2014 Marion Phelps Award winner Louise Hall Passes Away
--February 15, 2022. QAHN is very sad to announce the passing of a true Townships icon, Louise Hall. Louise, a former educator and school principal, was a great friend to heritage, a long-time supporter of this organization, and (with her sister Adelaide) a co-winner of QAHN's 2014 Marion Phelps Award. Our sympathies to Adelaide and all her family and friends. For information about funeral arrangements, click here.