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October 2010 Meeting

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HUDSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY OCTOBER MEETING

FEATURES AUTHENTIC TIMBERFRAME CONSTRUCTION

Please note: because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the October meeting will take place on Tuesday October 12, and not on our customary Monday meeting date.

Date & Time: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 7.30pm

Place: ST. JAMES CHURCH HALL, 642 Main Road Hudson

According to Wikipedia, "Timber framing is the method of creating framed structures of heavy timber jointed together with various joints, but most commonly originally via lap jointing, and then later pegged mortise and tenon joints."

Technical descriptions aside, timber framing can result in some of the most architecturally striking homes and other buildings you are likely to see anywhere in the world. And Hudson native Murray Elliott (son of Mayor Michael Elliott) is one of the foremost practitioners of this craft in eastern Canada. Murray is president of Hamlet Heavy Timberwork, based in Rigaud. Rigaud,

Murray has agreed to join us at the October meeting of the Hudson Historical Society to talk about the history and present practices and techniques of timberframe construction. His presentation will be illustrated by pictures of striking buildings in different stages of construction.

Hamlet Heavy Timberframe new-build work ranges from authentic medieval style timber frame homes to contemporary heavy timber structures, focusing on traditional craftsmanship and original design.

Murray and his associates have served apprenticeships in Europe and have had the opportunity to carry out conservation work to historic buildings in several different countries. They now apply these skills to the restoration projects and new construction they undertake here in Quebec. If you would like to see examples of their work, check out their website at: http://www.heavytimberwork.com/index.php


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Storyfest 2010

 

Hudson Historical Society Sponsors First  StoryFest EventIt’s that time of year again – time for Greenwood’s StoryFest, a cornucopia of literary activities that will run from October 3 until November 1.  Once again the Hudson Historical Society is proud to participate in this leading cultural event. 

AUTHOR/HOST STORYFEST EVENT TIME/DATE LOCATION COST
Hosted by: Scot Gardiner and The Hudson Historical Society Hudson Stories 3:00p.m.

October 3rd

Mullan's

586 Main Road

Donation

 The festival opens with old-time and recent residents of this area telling their  stories (sometimes poignant, often funny ) about Hudson life and Hudson characters.    Bring your stories to the former Mullan’s store, 586 Main Road (Corner Cote Saint Charles), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 3rd. Or just bring your ears to listen to the stories of your neighbours, and your eyes to see how this oldest public building in Hudson has been transformed into a beautiful home by your hosts, Ron Laursen and Susan Kennedy. This is the third time that the Hudson Historical Society has sponsored “Hudson Stories,” and again this year the event is organized and emceed by our own genial storyteller, Scot Gardiner.  Previous participants – storytellers and story listeners alike – have enjoyed themselves tremendously.  An offering to defray the costs of refreshments and to support Greenwood’s activities would be appreciated. 

 


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Annual General Meeting

The Hudson Historical Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday February 8th 2010 at 7:30 pm at St James Church Hall. All members of the Society are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.


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Marcellin Farand dit Vivarais - Remembered

Did you ever wonder where the Vivery River received its name? It was not named after a famous restaurant (sorry, Christos and Nick), but after one of the early European settlers in the area, Marcellin Farand dit Vivarais. He dammed the river, and built a mill beside it in the 18th century.
If you would like to learn more about him, or the remnants of the mill still visible along the river, please join the Hudson Historical Society on Monday, January 11, at 7:30 PM. We are meeting at St. James Church Hall, with Maben Poirier and Pat McCaffrey presenting this interesting bit of our very local history to us.
There will also be books available, including the latest "Steam, Fire, and Ice" discussing Hudson industries, and the history of St-Thomas parish.
We look forward to seeing you there.

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Book Evening at the Historical Society. November 9 2009

The Hudson Historical Society invites you to St. James Church Hall on Monday, November 9th, at 7:30 PM for a book review. After all, there is nothing more comforting on a fall evening than curling up by the fireplace with a good book. We promise you at least two! This is a special evening, as we discuss a brand new publication from the Hudson Historical Society, our first in French. This book, as edited by Maben W. Poirier, describes the history of the parish of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and its people. We are very proud of this publication, as it is our first in French. The second book that will be discussed will be another new topic for our meetings, a work of fiction. It will, however, be based upon historical fact, and will have a distinctly local flair. We will keep you guessing as to the title, but please come by and learn about some great fall reading.So please join us at St. James Church Hall on Monday, November 9, 2009, at 7:30 PM.


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Hollywood in Hudson

This Thanksgiving day, October 12 2009, please come and digest your meal to a special evening with the Hudson Historical Society. Lambert "Scot" Gardiner will be presenting "Hollywood in Hudson", a feature that he prepared for the Hudson Museum to showcase a collection of films that were made here in the Hudson area. His collection goes from the sublime (Joshua Then and Now) to the ridiculous (have you seen "I'm Not There"?).

This presentation will be entertaining, and hopefully interactive, as may of us will surely recall meeting famous people in and around town. This collections was put together by Scotty, but was based upon the support of many locals, including our resident superstar, Roy Elliott.

So please join us at St. James Church Hall on Monday, October 12 2009, at 7:30 PM.


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Museum 4

Museum 4

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Museum 3

Museum 3

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The Museum 1

The Museum 1

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