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--October 8, 2015. The following is the first installment in a series written by Sandra Stock, as part of QAHN's project, Housewife Heroines: Anglophone Women at Home in Montreal during World War II, which has been funded through the Department of Canadian Heritage's World War Commemorations Community Fund.
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Some years ago, this unusual stone was built into a wall of an old home in Beaconsfield, Quebec. The stone had been found nearby on the property, and then incorporated in the wall during masonry work. Barbara Barclay, the owner of the house in question, would like to know if this stone is the result of human art, or whether it was formed naturally. Please contact QAHN if you have any ideas! Tel: (819) 564-9595 Toll free in Quebec (877) 964-0409 home@QAHN.org.
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Part of the Housewife Heroines project team in Beaconsfield - Lorraine O'Donnell, Patrick Donovan, Dwane Wilkin and Barbara Barclay of the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society. (Photo - Sandra Stock)
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QAHN's own Rod MacLeod was one of the participants. (Photo - Rick Smith)
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Several volunteers from QAHN participated at this event. (Photo - Rick Smith)
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Benoit Dorais, Mayor of the Sud- Ouest Borough of Montreal. (Photo - Rick Smith)
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--September 3, 2015. Need a cab? Pick up the phone and just say “TRenmore-4777”, a Bronx Park Taxi will be at your door. Need the Fire Dept.? Grab the phone (quickly) and say “HEmlock-5323”, and you’ll be talking with the Fire Chief directly. Need new furniture? Stretch-up from your old chesterfield and walk to the phone to say “YOrk-3600” to reach the Fifth Ave. Department Store on Wellington to shop “online”, literally. Unlike today, access to a telephone was a cherished commodity in the past.
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QAHN Board members Rick Smith and Carol Meindl attended the 2015 QCGN annual general meeting in Montreal last week. (Photo - courtesy)
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"West End Grocery : R. B. Berry." Ancienne carte postale photographique, postée en 1908. (Collection privée) / Early photographic postcard, postmarked in 1908. (Private collection)
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Once again this year, QAHN teamed up with the Department of Canadian Heritage and ELAN to organize the 2015 Arts Culture and Heritage Working Group Summit in Montreal on March 24, 2015. The event took place at Thomson House, on the campus of McGill University. About 45 participants took part, including QAHN board members Simon Jacobs, Carol Meindl, Jim Caputo, Rick Smith, Dorothy Williams, Sandra Stock, and Barry McCullough, as well as executive director Matthew Farfan and Montreal Committee chair (and summit planning committee member) Rod MacLeod. (Photo - Matthew Farfan)
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QAHN director Rick Smith recently met fellow hockey fan Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre. The occasion? A new exhibition at Montreal City Hall, titled "Montreal, City of Hockey." (Photo - courtesy)
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Ancienne carte postale photographique, postée en 1919. (Collection privée) / Early photographic postcard, mailed in 1919. (Private collection)
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Ancienne carte postale, vers les années 1920. (Collection privée) / Early postcard, c.1920s. (Private collection)
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Ancienne carte postale photographique, vers 1930. (Collection privée) / Early photographic postcard, c.1930. (Private collection)
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Ancienne carte postale photographique, 1930. (Collection privée) / Early photographic postcard, 1930. (Private collection)
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QAHN was well represented at the QCGN's annual Goldbloom Awards in Montreal, with board members Carol Meindl and Rick Smith (right) in attendance. Seen here with Carol and Rick is David D'Aoust of the QESBA. (Photo - Carol Meindl)
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QAHN Secretary Carol Meindl and Past President Rod MacLeod took part in the annual Joe Beef Market event in September. Other QAHN-ers on hand were directors Sandra Stock and Dorothy Williams. (Photo - courtesy)
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Rohinton Ghandhi of QAHN's Montreal Committee. Ghandhi animated a workshop on digital security on Saturday, April 26, at the Teapot in Lachine, as part of QAHN's "Security for Heritage" series. (Photo - Heather Darch)
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This year, ELAN and QAHN teamed up to organize the 2014 Arts Culture and Heritage Working Group Summit in Montreal on March 31, 2014. Left to right: Charles Childs (master of ceremonies); Simon Jacobs (president, QAHN); Rod MacLeod (past-president, QAHN); Peter MacGibbon (president, ELAN); and Guy Rodgers (executive director, ELAN). (Photo - Matthew Farfan)
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Since the time of earliest settlement, the greatest unsolved challenge facing Montrealers has been what to do about winter.
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Early postcard, c.1910. The Bureau Hotel was owned by J.-B. Bureau, and was located in Bout-de-l'Ile, in the East End sector once known as Laval-de-Montréal. The printed advertisement on the back of this postcard boasted of the hotel's amenities, including a "Bell Telephone connection," a "magnificent hall for banquets etc.," "first class accommodations," and the hotel's specialty -- "dinner parties."
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Rod MacLeod, Editor of Quebec Heritage News, and Sandra Stock, a former QAHN Vice-President, represented QAHN at the popular Joe Beef Market in Montreal on Saturday, September 15, 2013. The two reported that despite the blustery fall weather, it was a fun day, and an excellent chance for QAHN to get out and show off what we do! (Photo - courtesy of Fergus Keyes)