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  • Sept/89          Mr. H.M. Marier, Family History
  • Oct/89           Dr. R. Estey, MacDonald College Local Agriculture History
  • Nov/89           Mrs. G. Cunningham, Costume History
  • Jan/90            Mr. R. Gandey & Mr. M. Carter, Beaconsfield's Tri-centennial
  • Feb/90            Mr. D. Brown, Antiques
  • Mar/90            Dr. R. Bider, St. Lawrence River Valley History
  • Apr/90            Mr. 0. Lavallee, The National Dream
  • May 29 AGM    Mrs. L. MeAuslane, Quilting History


  • Sept. 27/88      Dr. Kenneth Mackenzie, Ph.D. – “The Allan Line & Me”
  • Oct. 25            Roger Bider - Ecomuseum
  • Nov. 29            Robert Baird - History of Beaconsfield
  • Jan. 31/89        Grace Cunningham - The Golden Square Mile
  • Feb 28             Linda Joyce - Raptor Center
  • Mar. 28            Lyle Cruickshank - History of NFB Films
  • Apr. 25            Dr. Kenneth Mackenzie, Ph.D. - Railways vs. Waterways: The struggle for supremacy between railways and canals 1880-1903
  • May 30            Conrad Graham - "McCord Museum and the value of museums to the public"


  • Sept.29/87 -    Ann McKinnel-Walker, the Harpell Press of Ste. Anne de Bellevue from an historical perspective.
  • Oct. 27 -         Ben Shara, Treasurer of the College of Pharmacy 'The History of Pharmacy" will be presented.
  • Nov. 24 -         Father Tom McEntee of St. Edmund of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church; Rev. and Canon Frank Toop of St. Mary's Anglican Church; Rev., The movement of English Protestant and Catholic churches out to the West Island.
  • January 26/88- Graeme Decarie "Leisure"
  • February -        Doris Montour of Kahnawake



  • September 30/86   Wayne McKell of the Chateauguay Valley Historical Society on the history of that region
  • October 28            Valerie Benham, Mr. Les Sawyer, Bank note designer and miniaturist.
  • November 25         Paul-Emil Cadorette of Parks Canada on the history of the Lachine area
  • Jan 27/87              Roy Wilson slides on the old houses of Quebec
  • Feb 24                  Henry Harwood, St. Michel de Vaudreuil church
  • Apr 28                  Dr. F. Schlossher on the history of fashion
  • June 8 AGM          Guy Vadeboncoeur, curator of the David Stewart Museum on St. Helen's Island and Le Vieux Fort


  • September 24/85    History of Ste Anne de Bellevue Brian Matthews
  • November 26          "The Need to Preserve Older Buildings in Montreal", Mark London
  • January 28/86         "Food Through the Ages" Margaret Goldik and Wendy Mason
  • February 25            "Fur Trade and the Northwest Company" Victoria Stewart
  • March 25                "A Pageantry of Fashion", Prof. Francesca Shlosser
  • April 29                  "Early Arts in Canada" by France Bourgeois
  • May 27 AGM           "Building of Canals in Canada" Paul-Emile Cadorette of Parks Canada



  • SEPT. 25/84          “Fur Trading" by Armour Landry- historian
  • OCT. 30               Old Montreal by France Bourgeois of Coup d'Oeil sur l’Art Lecture and slide projection at Gibby’s restaurant.
  • Nov. 27                History of the Mohawk Indians of Caughnawaga and the Chateauguay area and brief history of Lachine by Gerry Rogers
  • Jan. 29/85           History of Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield by Gisele Hall with slide projection of old and local pictures
  • Apr. 30                History of Ste Anne by Josee Derepentigny slides and pictures will be shown



  • Sep 27   France Boungeois        - Faison revivre nos ancestors
  • Oct 25      Ann Lachance                      - The history of Dorval
  • Jan 31    Robert Baird                - Cartography pertaining to the West Island
  • Feb 23   Prof. R. Diubaldo           - Inuits and history of its people.
  • Mar 29    Dr. Graham. Decarie       - The English population in Montreal
  • Apr 19   Julia Gersovitch of Heritage Montreal        - Victorian Architecture Slide show
  • May 29 (AGM) Prof. Hereward Senior - The United Empire Loyalists in Quebec


1982 - 1983

  • Sept.28, 1982              Gisele Hall Visual presentation of our local history (old pictures and maps)
  • Oct.26, 1982                Prof. John Bland “The French Canadian architecture”
  • Nov.30, 1982                Prominent historian: Sister Estelle Mitchell, Grey Nuns
  • Mar. 29, 1983                Rene Chartrand -Curator and historian from the Military Museum in Ottawa
  • Apr. 26, 1983                Expose on the family genealogy by local Quebec Family History Society
  • Sept. 29, 1977: (AGM)   A slide and talk presentation by Mr. Earle Moore entitled "The Restoration of a 19th Century Quebec Village". This gave an insight as to how interesting our past could be.
  • Jan. 12th, 1978             Mr. Claude Hoskin, former owner of The Grove, circa 1810, gave a talk and slide show about the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield area, with emphasis on the history of The Grove Hotel. Besides shedding a lot of light on our early days, there were many humorous anecdotes about happenings during Mn. Hoskin's quarter century ownership of The Grove.
  • April 26th, 1978             Mr. Chester E. Beachell of the National Film Board spoke about his underwater exploits and also showed a film about the so-called "Killer Whales" which, we learned, are actually most gentle creatures. Mn. Beachell also mentioned there were wrecks of ships in local waters and he hoped that some day more relics of our past would be recovered. Apparently, most of the wrecks are located in swift water, which is understandable and difficult to reach.
  • June 28, 1978 AGM       Sally Weary,a  McGill History graduate, gave a brief outline of her current work
  • Sep 11, 1978             “A Trip Through History”, Mr. David Stewart
  • November 28, 1978    Historic House Tour, Trestler House in Vaudreuil, P Roy Wilson as guide and speaker.
  • February 13th, 1979   Slides and movies of Beaurepaire 300