Philip Habib will evoke fond memories of Hudson's once-thriving commercial sector and the contribution of the Lebanese community to Canada when he inaugurates the 2011--12 monthly season of Hudson Historical Society meetings on Monday, September 12 .
His presentation, Hudson's First Lebanese Family, will cover three generations of Habibs and will touch on Hudson's other prominent Lebanese family, the Shaars.
Many communities across Canada received immigrants from Lebanon at the turn of the 20th century. These people started businesses and became pillars of their adopted communities, nowhere more so than here in Quebec, where they can be found in the major cities as well as in small towns.
The meeting will be held in St. James Church Hall, 642 Main Road, Hudson J0P 1H0 All are welcome. [Non-members are asked to pay a $5 drop-in fee.]
This first of eight monthly meetings* for the 2011-12 season will take place on Monday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.
* Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from September to November inclusively, and from January to May inclusively/.