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HHS Monthly Meeting 19:30 - Monday, November 14th. 2016

(FR text follows) Lorraine d’Artois, former Hudsonite now of Montreal, will be speaking about her illustrious parents Major Guy d'Artois and Sonia Butt.  She will highlight her father’s military career in the Canadian Military,


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Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre, very special speaker! Sun 7 June 2015 - WW II Pilot S/L Peter Roper

*see attachments & directions to the CAHC at Macdonald College Campus  

S/L Peter Roper will be talking about his experiences as a WWII Typhoon pilot and especially his adventure over Normandy on D Day+1 when he was shot down and captured.

His presentation at 6 pm on the 7th June is exactly the 71st anniversary of the event.


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The RMR Foundation and Canada Company <> are hosting a movie night in Montreal on Thursday 09 April 2015 at the Cineplex Odeon Forum (Ste-Catherine/Atwater).


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Hudson Historical Society Kicks Off The 2014-15 Season! - La Société Historique de Hudson commence la saison 2014-15!

The next meeting of the Hudson Historical Society will be held on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. in St. James Church Hall.

! IMPORTANT ! *texte francais suit


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Reminder - HHS Monthly meeting with speaker David O'Keefe / Rappel - reunion mensuel de la SHH avec conférencier David O'Keefe

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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.



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(CAHC/CCPA) fund raiser: historical "BOMBER BOYS" film Hudson Village Theater Sat. 23 Nov 2013

On Saturday 23 November at 06:00 PM the Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre (CAHC/CCPA) will be holding a fund raising performance of "BOMBER BOYS".


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13 Nov 2006 Meeting - Military Historian Sheds Light on Canadian Soldiers in Siberia

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.

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Defenders of the Flag (No longer in print, being reviewed/edited no release date)

Rod Hodgson

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.

The book may be purchased directly from Rod.


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Historical articles, stories and news

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.

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Hudson and the Patriote Rebellion of 1837-8.

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.


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