Our next meeting will be held on the second Monday of February that being the 10th. at 19:30 at St-James church Main Rd., Hudson.
Our guest speaker in February will be the ever popular David O’Keefe who will speak about the preparation behind his latest book ‘One day in August – The Untold Story Behind Canada’s Tragedy at Dieppe’. David will bring along copies of his book for sale following the presentation.
Monday November 13, 7.30pm at St. James Anglican Church, 642 Main Road, Hudson
The Siberian Expeditionary Force:A (Nearly) Forgotten Episode of WWI Long-time residents of Hudson remember Frank Wilson. Born in 1890, the youngest of James and Carolyn Wilson of Cote St. Charles' nine children, Frank was one of the large contingent of local men who answered the call to defend King and Empire in the Great War. He survived, returned to the Cote, but soon left for Ottawa where he learned the trade of carpentry. Two decades of work in Detroit followed.
Defenders of the Flag is a tribute to the military veterans of the small town of Hudson, Quebec. It covers four centuries of warfare; the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and spans 260 years, roughly 1740-2003. Rare photos, drawings and sketches are liberally distributed throughout the 333 page book.
Welcome to article resource of the HHS. Here we have collected together all our articles, stories, and news that deal with the history of Hudson and its surrounding areas. There might even be some articles about historical happenings elsewhere in the world, but usually there will always be something in the story that links back to Hudson.
Hudson was involved in this important event in pre-Confederation history. The (original) Willow Inn, then owned by a Mr. Desjardins, was a site for Patriote activities. A Mr. Whitlock was another prominent English-speaking Patriote. John Thompson's book Hudson: the Early Years Up to 1867 provides a wealth of information about the turbulent events of that era.
Those amongst you who read French should also have a look at the ethnologist Robert Lionel Seguin's important work on the history of the insurrection in the county of Vaudreuil entitled Le mouvement insurrectionnel dans le Presqu'ile de Vaudreuil--1837-1838, published in 1955. As well, you might want to read Seguin's history of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, also in French, published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the parish of St. Thomas Aquinas in 1947. This last mentioned work is both difficult to come by and more than just a history of St. Thomas Parish. It is also a history of that part of the country of Vaudreuil that stretches along the Ottawa river.
Fort Senneville was built in 1702-03 to protect the nearby fur trading post. It was destroyed in 1776 by American troops, but the ruins were maintained. In 2003 it was classified as an historical site.
Defenders of the Flag is a tribute to the military veterans of the small town of Hudson, Quebec. It covers four centuries of warfare; the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and spans 260 years, roughly 1740-2003. Rare photos, drawings and sketches are liberally distributed throughout the 291 page book.