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Archives Summer Closing Dates

Monday, June 8, 2015|Comments Off

Please note that our Archives will be closed during July and August. Normal services will resume after Labour Day.


Board of Directors for 2015-16

Thursday, June 4, 2015|Comments Off

The Annual General Meeting of our Association took place on Wednesday evening, 3 June 2015. After reports were given, the slate of candidates for positions on the board of directors was elected by acclamation and a revised version of our by laws was approved unanimously. A list of the directors for 2015-16 is on our About page.

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Westmount Historical Exhibition

Thursday, June 4, 2015|Comments Off

Doreen Lindsay's series of new photographs of the businesses on Sherbrooke Street between Victoria and Claremont will be on display in the reception area of Westmount City Hall between 20 June and 20 October. The photos illustrate the route followed by participants in Jane's Walk, which was conducted by the WHA on May 3rd of this year.

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Winter/Spring 2015 Lecture Series: Preservation of Heritage Interiors

Friday, May 22, 2015|Comments Off

In 2012 Bill 82, the “Quebec Cultural Heritage Act “was passed by the Quebec government, providing municipalities with the power to protect both the exterior and the interior of buildings. As a result, Westmount has included the mandate of a Heritage Council within the Planning Architectural Committee’s (PAC) tasks. This body could play a future role in saving original features of the interiors of Westmount’s Heritage homes. Our WHA Winter/Spring 2015 Lecture Series was about the preservation of heritage interiors in four Westmount homes. Read more ...

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February 2015

The Westmount Historical Association was 70 years old in 2014. We were born out of the Westmount Municipal Association in 1944 when Roy Campbell, its president, realized the need to collect and preserve documentation of the development of our community before it was lost. The WHA started in 1944 with Alice Lighthall and Dr Robert Harvie as vice presidents, William Lighthall as honourary president, B. Panet-Raymond as president and librarian Kathleen Jenkins as secretary. From the beginning the WHA organized exhibitions and lectures, and conducted research and walking tours. It asked for donations for its archives and planned contests in the local schools.

A printed copy is available free to members, or may be purchased for $5 from the WHA Archives.

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By joining the Westmount Historical Association, you will be supporting our efforts to collect, preserve, and
interpret the history of Westmount.

Annual membership provides free admission to our two lectures series on Westmount’s history and heritage, participation in
walking tours of Westmount, two issues of the WHA newsletter The Westmount Historian, and access to our Archives. Please note that our membership year runs from September 1st through August 31st.


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Email us at info@westmounthistorical.org or use the form below