Westmount Room in Westmount Public Library, Architect Robert Findlay, 1910

Westmount Room in Westmount Public Library, Architect Robert Findlay, 1910

WHA events

The Westmount Historical Association hosts a number of events each year. These include two lecture series, several walking tours, and exhibitions of photographs and other material from our Archives.

Please consult our website regularly for upcoming activities offered by the WHA.

Lectures are free for WHA members, $5 at the door for the public.
Doors open at 6:30 pm unless otherwise indicated

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WESTMOUNT ANNIVERSARIES

Special anniversaries with a Westmount connection are being celebrated in the WHA Fall 2017 Lecture Series. Westmount Square turns 50 in December. The Montreal Camera Club was founded 125 years ago. The Congrégation de Notre-Dame formed its teaching order in Montreal 360 years ago.

Lectures

Westmount Square: 50 Years On

SPEAKER: Francine Vanlaethem, Professeure émérite, École de design,UQAM; chair, Docomomo Québec.

The history of Westmount Square, designed by celebrated architect Mies van der Rohe and opened in December 1967, will be traced. The first battle for modern heritage in Quebec in 1988 was a result of renovations to the complex. Actions taken to preserve Mies’ works elsewhere will be presented.
The speaker will alternate between French and English.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 7 to 9 pm
LOCATION: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: info@westmounthistorical.org

Congrégation de Notre-Dame: 360 Years Ago in Montreal

SPEAKER: Prof. Gary Evans, University of Ottawa

The history of Westmount Square, designed by celebrated architect Mies van der Rohe and opened in December 1967, will be traced. The first battle for modern heritage in Quebec in 1988 was a result of renovations to the complex. Actions taken to preserve Mies’ works elsewhere will be presented.
The speaker will alternate between French and English.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm
LOCATION: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: info@westmounthistorical.org

The Montreal Camera Club: an Overview of 125 Years

SPEAKER: Ann Pearson, fine art photographer & educator, programme chair MCC

The Montreal Camera Club evolved from a precursor group in 1892. Linked to the Notman family, it later amalgamated with the Camera Club at the Montreal Athletic Association. In 1932, the MCC again became a separate entity. This talk will cover the history of the club up to the present. An exhibition of members’ photographs of Westmount will be up in the Gallery at Victoria Hall from Nov.9 to Dec.8.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm
LOCATION: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: info@westmounthistorical.org

December Social: Celebrating the Aline Gubbay Photo Archives

PLACE: The Gallery at Victoria Hall

In summer 2017, the WHA began digitizing its entire photo archives. Join us for our traditional December social, while viewing some of the images which are now inventoried, scanned, and conserved. This project was carried out with financial support from the City of Westmount and the Aline Gubbay Memorial Fund.

DATE AND TIME: December 21, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm
LOCATION: The Gallery at Victoria Hall
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: info@westmounthistorical.org

Walking Tours

WHA Fall 2017 Walking Tour

On Sunday, October 1st, 2017 join the Westmount Historical Association for a guided tour of Sherbrooke Street in Westmount, in English at 1:00 pm. The walk begins at Queen Elizabeth Gardens (Southeast corner) on Sherbrooke Street, west of Atwater between Wood & Vignal. It ends at Prince Albert Square near Claremont. Along the way, the history and architecture of this section of Sherbrooke Street will be discussed. Free tour & no reservation required.

L’Association historique de Westmount vous invite à participer à une promenade guidée en français de la rue Sherbrooke à Westmount, le dimanche 1 octobre 2017 à 13 h 30. Le point de rencontre aura lieu aux Jardins Queen Elizabeth (à l’angle sud-est) situés sur la rue Sherbrooke à l’ouest de l’avenue Atwater entre Wood et Vignal. La promenade se terminera au Square Prince-Albert près de la rue Claremont. Tout au long du parcours, vous découvrirez l’histoire de ce secteur de la rue Sherbrooke et son architecture. Visite gratuite et aucune réservation nécessaire.

Exhibitions

No events scheduled