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In the news

Peter Lanken Exhibition

Saturday, April 09 2022

Peter Lanken’s drawings and photographs of architect Victor Bourgeau’s
churches will be exhibited in the Gallery of Victoria Hall from April
19 to May 20. Opening hours are: Mon.to Fri. 10 to 9, Sat. 9 to 2.
Guided tours by Peter Lanken are available.

A New Publication Link

Saturday, March 12 2022

A new link to an illustrated book about Westmount has been added to the Publications Page on this website. Click on Publications at the top of this page and scroll down to access it. This book is also available at the Westmount Public Library.

February 2021 Newsletter Can Now Be Downloaded

Wednesday, February 23 2022

The February 2021 issue featuring the Goode House is now available for downloading in pdf format. Go to the Newsletter page to access it.

A NEW HOME FOR THE WHA

Monday, October 18 2021

After many decades occupying a small office in Westmount Public Library, the WHA recently was given the use of more spacious quarters on the second floor of Victoria Hall, the heritage municipal building located nearby. Not only does this new location offer more space for our expanding office activities and archival collection, but it also provides easy access as well as a comfortable and functional environment for our volunteer staff, outside researchers, or other visitors.
Packing and reinstallation of our collections and equipment was carried out by the WHA this past spring, with support from the library director and staff. Organizing the space continued slowly throughout the summer while the building remained mostly closed due to pandemic restrictions.
With the return of classes and other public gatherings in Victoria Hall this September, WHA members are cordially invited to come visit the “Anteroom”, as our new location has long been named. Please contact us at info@wha.quebec to arrange a date and time for a maximum of two visitors together. Vaccine passports and personal i.d. are required for entry to the building, and masks must be worn.
We look forward to seeing you!

Newsletter

Historian Highlights

February 2022

Volume 22, Number 2

This edition of The Westmount Historian is a retrospective of the publication since its first issue over 25 years ago. It traces the newsletter’s evolution, which parallels the growth of our organization.

An electronic 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.

Become a member

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 now corresponds with the calendar year.

CONTACT THE WHA

Email us at info@westmounthistorical.org or use the form below