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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MEMORIES OF WESTMOUNT: EXERCISES IN ORAL HISTORY

This series highlights the importance of interviews in learning about people, places, and events of the past. February’s lead lecture features Sharon Gubbay Helfer, who has been involved in oral history projects for decades. The subsequent talks involve interviews and correspondence which give insight into the life of a young pilot killed in World War II, Westmount women’s memories of the home front during that war, and the homes built by developer T.C. Bulmer.

Lectures

T.C. Bulmer: a ‘Father’ of Westmount

T.C. Bulmer: a ‘Father’ of Westmount

SPEAKERS: Mika Goodfriend, Photographer

Stationer, city councillor, real-estate developer: by 1888, Thomas Campbell Bulmer was the largest land owner in Westmount. With his sons, he built 44 homes, of which 27 remain today. Mika Goodfriend will explore Bulmer’s life through interviews with his descendants, current owners of his homes, and archival research—uncovering a rich history of one of the most important, yet largely forgotten, figures who shaped our city.
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 7 to 9 pm
LOCATION: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: info@westmounthistorical.org

Walking Tours

No events scheduled

Exhibitions

No events scheduled