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 PARKS AND GARDENS OVER THE YEARS

Our fall lecture series will take place starting in September, 2018. This series examines the way Westmount’s green spaces have evolved over the years. It looks at the influences that have shaped public parks and open spaces as well as private gardens. Details appear below.

Lectures

The Diggers and Weeders Garden Club: Memorable people and events since 1932

SPEAKER: : Miriam Tees. Professor (retired), School of Information Studies (SIS), McGill University

The Diggers and Weeders Garden Club was formed by a group of women in 1932. Still today, members learn to improve their own gardens and flower arrangements and engage in activities which benefit their communities. This lecture will recall some of the more active Westmount members and memorable events of the club over the years.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 7 to 9 pm
LOCATION: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 514-989-5510

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

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

Over the past 35 years, Hodgins & Associés has earned a reputation for building high quality landscapes with an emphasis on collaboration, innovation and ageless design. This talk will discuss the different ways Westmount private gardens have evolved over the past generation along with observations on redefining residential spaces within a contemporary vision.

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

December Social: Projecting the WHA’s Image

Join us for our traditional December celebration with drinks and sweets in the Gallery at Victoria Hall. We will have an opportunity to see how the WHA’s image is projected visually through its website, newsletters, and posters.

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

Walking Tours

Westmount Houses of Worship

Westmount Houses of Worship

Join the WHA and the City of Westmount on September 30th for a guided
walking tour of Westmount houses of worship. We will visit the
interiors of St. Matthias, Ascension of Our Lord, St. Leon de
Westmount, and Westmount Park United Church on this 2 hour tour,
presenting the history and architecture of these buildings and others
on the route.

DATE AND TIME: Sunday, 30 September at 2 pm.
LOCATION: Lawn Bowling Club, 401 Kensington Avenue
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 514-989-5510

Exhibitions

No events scheduled