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New WHA Board of Directors 2019-20

Tuesday, June 4, 2019|Comments Off on New WHA Board of Directors 2019-20

The Annual General Meeting of the Association took place on Thursday, 23 May 2019. After reports were given, the slate of candidates for positions on the board of directors was presented and elected. A list of the new Board of Directors for 2019-2020 is on our About page. From left to right: Caroline Breslaw, Marlene Chan, Ruth Allan-Rigby, Anne Barkman, Mavis Young, Claudette Stecher Lopez, Louise Carpentier, Jan Fergus.  Missing: Jane Martin, Ann Pearson.

New Publications Page

Saturday, January 5, 2019|Comments Off on New Publications Page

A new page for publications is now up on our website. Links to two books in pdf. format can be found there as well as a booklet and several Westmount-related articles.

Photo Gallery

Friday, December 21, 2018|Comments Off on Photo Gallery

The Houses of Worship photo band has been expanded to include all of the 12 churches and synagogues found in Westmount.

City of Westmount the 2018 Recipient of The Prince of Wales Prize

Sunday, October 28, 2018|Comments Off on City of Westmount the 2018 Recipient of The Prince of Wales Prize

The City of Westmount has received The Prince of Wales Prize in recognition of its sustained commitment to heritage conservation over time, seen in the quality of its environment, its committed leadership, and its highly engaged residents. The Prince of Wales Prize is the National Trust for Canada’s most prestigious prize, which is awarded annually, recognizing communities and their local governments for the successful heritage stewardship of a town, city, rural region, First Nations reserve or community.

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February 2019

The 43d issue of our newsletter reflects the content of the fall, 2018 lecture series of the WHA, which focused on parks and gardens in Westmount. It also features an article by Peter Trent on the reinstallation of Washingtonian light standards and an interview by Doreen Lindsay with journalist Dusty Vineberg Solomon.

A printed copy is available free to members, or may be purchased for $5 from the WHA Archives.

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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 runs from September 1st through August 31st.


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