The Hudson Historical Society museum will be closed this coming weekend (15 & 16 October, 2016) to allow us to take down the existing display and return our permanent display./ Le musee de la Societe Historique de Hudson sera ferme ce weekend pour nous permettre de retourner a notre affichage permanent.
Martin Hofton, long-time resident of Hudson and amateur historian, who has spoken at previous events (e.g. The Dragon Explosion, Hudson Hosiery, Pine Lake history), will recount the tragic sinking of the SS Atlantic near Halifax in 1873.
A public lecture will be given by life time resident, historian and author Rod L. Hodgson entitled ‘Hudson’s Bygone Era’. Rod’s talk will be a fast paced 55 minute PowerPoint presentation containing over 150 photos/scenes of old Hudson from the mid-1800’s up to 2011. Besides recognizable landmarks still here today we will also see many which have been transformed or disappeared from our landscape.
Womens Work is an exhibition that addresses how women have used needlework and textile-related crafts (sewing, embroidery, crochet, weaving) to clothe their families, furnish their houses, build community and create income over the last 150 years. Most of the articles on display have been lent by Hudson residents, and many have stories to tell. In addition to the finely crafted objects, the tools designed to perform these intricate and specialized tasks are also on display.
In addition to Michael Cooper's presentation on creating a heritage centre, there will be a special appearance by Bill Young who will introduce Trevor Ferguson, the author of a somewhat fictional account of the loss of the Wakefield covered bridge titled "The River Burns". This will segue into a brief talk about the history and events surrounding the Wakefield covered bridge, its restoration and viewing of a scale model provided by Michael.
Creating a Heritage Centre, St-James Church Hall, 642 rue Main, Hudson, QC, J0P 1H0, Michael is a long-time resident of Wakefield,Quebec, and the President of the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre.A retired educator, he has a lifelong interest in he
His previous appearance suffered technical difficulties so speaker Louis Leprohon returns! “Québécois culture through the eyes of an artist, 1935 to 1960. Marcel Dargis - artist and storyteller”: author Louis E.