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City of Westmount the 2018 Recipient of The Prince of Wales Prize

Sunday, October 28, 2018|Comments Off on City of Westmount the 2018 Recipient of The Prince of Wales Prize

The City of Westmount will receive The Prince of Wales Prize in recognition of its sustained commitment to heritage conservation over time, seen in the quality of its environment, its committed leadership, and its highly engaged residents. The Prince of Wales Prize is the National Trust for Canada’s most prestigious prize, which is awarded annually, recognizing communities and their local governments for the successful heritage stewardship of a town, city, rural region, First Nations reserve or community.

The City of Westmount’s Local Heritage Council (LHC)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018|Comments Off on The City of Westmount’s Local Heritage Council (LHC)

The WHA has a permanent seat on the City of Westmount's Local Heritage Council (LHC). The City has excellent information on its website under Heritage about the LHC & its Houses of Worship project. To visit the site, go to our Local History page and click on "Heritage section of the City of Westmount's website" on the sidebar.

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New WHA Board of Directors 2018-19

Friday, May 18, 2018|Comments Off on New WHA Board of Directors 2018-19

The Annual General Meeting of the Association took place on Thursday, 17 May 2018. After reports were given, the slate of candidates for positions on the board of directors was presented and elected. A list of the new Board of Directors for 2018-2019 is on our About page. Back row, left to right: Jane Martin, Cynthia Grahame, Lorne Huston. Front row: Marlene Chan, Ruth Allan-Rigby, Anne Barkman, Caroline Breslaw, Louise Carpentier.

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Westmount Then & Now

Friday, July 21, 2017|Comments Off on Westmount Then & Now

A series of articles from the Westmount Independent has been added to the Local History page. Each article of "Westmount Then & Now", researched and written by WHA Board members, features a local site, describing it from the past to the present. Archival images and a recent photo are included in each column.

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Newsletter

 

Latest issue

September 2018

The 42nd issue of our newsletter reflects the content of the spring, 2018 lecture series of the WHA, which focused on the repurposing of various historic buildings both outside of and in Westmount. It also features significant research  presented by noted specialists in their fields.

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

To view previous issues of our newsletters please follow the link below.

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scheduled events

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35 Years of Residential Landscape Evolution: From Impatiens to Club Med

35 Years of Residential Landscape Evolution: From Impatiens to Club Med

SPEAKER:Myke Hodgins. Principal Architect, Hodgins et associés, architectes paysagistes

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 7 to 9 pm
LOCATION: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 514-989-5510

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December Social: Projecting the WHA’s Image

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, December 13, 2018, (Gallery at Victoria Hall), from 7 to 9 pm
LOCATION: Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 514-989-5510

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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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