The Hudson Historical Society, 541 Main, Hudson Heights, J0P 1J0
NEW Hours of Operation:
Saturdays & Sundays - 10:00 - 15:00
(Please note the change of address and telephone number above *Mar 2015)
Dedicated to the preservation of the history of Hudson (Quebec) and surrounding area. Formed in 1963, the main goal of the Society is to preserve the historical facts and features of the Hudson area. Our focus is on the people who have lived in the town of Hudson, and their legacies. Our interests, however, extend to the surrounding towns, including Rigaud, St.Lazare, Ste. Marthe, Vaudreuil, Dorion, and to the natural history of our region, which includes the Lake of Two Mountains on the Ottawa River. The Society has amassed archives of numerous manuscripts, articles, books, audiotapes and photographs related to the families, homes and businesses of the area. The archives are soon to be located at the Society's new home at 541, Main Road in Hudson. The archives are open to the public by appointment only. Archive requests can also be made to the archivist via email. The Hudson Historical Society has published numerous books about local pioneer families, historical buildings, the early colonization of the area, and the histories of local businesses and services (fire, police, library, etc.) A complete list is available in the Library section of the web site. These publications are available at May's Studio, 459, Main Road, Hudson and online at Hudson-Village.com , or by regular mail at our address above. Monthly meetings for members and guests are held eight times a year (there are no meetings in December and from June to August inclusive). The Society invites those researching their family histories or a local topic, as well as historians and scientists to make presentations at the meetings. If available, handouts as well as audiotapes and PowerPoint presentations are kept in the archives. A list of future and recent presentations will be posted on this site. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. Notices of meetings are also published in the Hudson/St.Lazare Gazette the week before the meeting. During the summer months the Society organizes a field trip to an archeological site or other areas of historical interest. Annual dues to the Hudson Historical Society are $15.00 for a single membership and $25.00 for a family membership. All donations to the Society are tax-deductible.
The members of the executive committee of the Society are listed here.