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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DOCUMENTING LOCAL HERITAGE

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The four talks in the WHA’s winter/spring lecture series focus on Montrealers–writers, photographers, and architects– who have dedicated their work to the city of Montreal, its architecture and history.

 

 

Lectures

Based on Familiar Territory

Based on Familiar Territory

Speaker: MacKay L. Smith, author

MacKay Smith, a native Westmounter, has self-published a series of four illustrated monographs about Montreal, each concentrating on a specific theme and containing a wealth of images. The books are Montreal’s Sherbrooke Street, Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, Memories and Profiles of McGill University, and Montreal’s Three Mountains. Next- Westmount’s Own Golden Square Mile in 2020-21

 

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, February 20,2020, from 7 to 9 pm
LOCATION: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 514-989-5510

Looking at Montreal’s Contemporary Architecture

Looking at Montreal’s Contemporary Architecture

Speakers: Nancy Dunton & Helen Malkin

In A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Montreal, Nancy Dunton and Helen Malkin looked at the architecture of the last thirty-five years in Montreal – the buildings and places which they would like people to discover. The book includes a whole gamut of building types from university buildings to houses to public places, all presented in the context of their neighbourhoods.

 

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, March 19, 2020 , from 7 to 9 pm
LOCATION: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 514-989-5510

Inspired by Victor Bourgeau’s Churches

Inspired by Victor Bourgeau’s Churches

Speaker: Speaker: Peter Lanken, architect

For 25 years, Peter Lanken has studied the work of Montreal architect Victor Bourgeau (1809 – 1888).
By means of measured drawings and photographs, he has begun to understand the excellence of
Bourgeau’s Quebec churches. Lanken’s lecture, timed to coincide with an exhibition at the Gallery at Victoria Hall, will chronicle Bourgeau’s life and describe some of his buildings. A visit to the exhibition will follow.

 

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 7 to 9 pm
LOCATION: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 514-989-5510

Walking Tours

No events scheduled

Exhibitions

No events scheduled