Although at the time we told members about the reduction in membership fees for 2021 and suggested that they could renew at the first lecture, we did not realize that we would not be able to hold lectures in the spring and that it may still not be possible to do so this coming fall. However, members who have not renewed for 2021 can do so by clicking on the box in the upper right hand corner of this page. They will then have the option of either printing and mailing a membership application with a cheque or applying online and paying through Paypal with their own credit card. There is a price reduction either way. We need your support!
We have distributed two new self-guided walking tours to our current members as well as to those who were members in 2020 but have not yet renewed their membership. We expect to distribute several more to current members this summer. These tours are to areas of Montreal outside of Westmount which are easily accessible by car or public transportation.
Since our last two newsletters were distributed electronically to our members rather than in printed form, we do not have any printed copies available for sale. However, anyone wanting one can join the WHA for the year at the discounted rate (see below) and can then receive an electronic copy of the current newsletter on request. The previous one can also be sent electronically on request (send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Westmount recently became the first Quebec municipality to apply the province’s Cultural Heritage Act to the interior of a heritage building. On November 20, 2020, Westmount City Council designated the privately-owned Goode property at 178 Côte St. Antoine Road a heritage property. By-Law 1552 will protect the distinguishing features, both exterior and interior, of this unique property. The 1840s house’s exterior has been protected since the late 1980s, based on its Category 1* classification. Elements of its interior are now also safeguarded by the provincial act which gives municipalities the power to confer protection to sites within their borders. The Goode House landscaping, which is a reflection of 19th century suburban garden design, has also been included in this designation.
Volume 21 Number 2
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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 now corresponds with the calendar year.
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