Hudson Historical Society
Tourism Region: Monteregie
The Hudson Historical Society is a non-profit organization that meets eight times a year between September and May. Formed in the mid-1960's, the main goals of the Society is to preserve and make known the historical facts and features of the Hudson area. this area includes all of the Town of Hudson Quebec, and parts of the towns of near-by Rigaud, St. Lazare, Ste. Marthe, and Vaudreuil/Dorion.
The Society has an extensive archives, which includes numerous manuscripts, articles, photographs, and artifacts of the landscapes,homes, families and businesses of the area.
About the Collections
The archives contain original articles and photocopies of articles relevant to Hudson and area. We have an extensive collection of photographs, and oral history audio tapes.
As described above: print articles, photographs, audio tapes, a few film and video tapes.
Cartographic Materials •
Films and Videos •
Services & Activities
We research and make available through public meetings and print documents information on Hudson and surrounding area. Books are on sale to the public.
We conduct research on topics generated by members or suggested to the Society. Currently, we are doing research on the ice fishing industry in Hudson, and on the 1918-19 Spanish 'flu epidemic in our area. We plan to make this research available through a monthly lecture and by print-or on-line. Our Chief of Research is Dr.Maben Poirier ((450)458-4290 email@example.com
We do not as yet offer educational programs. We hope to participate in the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network oral history project, and prepare materials for local schools
Activities: All memebers, including those on the executive, are volunteer. members are not remunerated for Society activities.
Memebers are welcome to participate in a number of ways. They can conduct research (e.g. into their family histories) and present their research to the society. The Society has published a number of family histories (see website.) Members are encouraged to participate in maintaining the archives, and projects such as gathering information in local cemeteries.
Coffee, tea and cookies after the presentations at our monthly meetings!
Local Tourism Links
Publications and Products
We offer several books for sale on the history of Hudson and area. they are listed on the website.
Hudson Historical Society
68 Macaulay, Hudson Heights, Quebec
Hours of Operation
We have eight monthly meetings (Sept. -May)at which speakers present topics with an emphasis on local topics. During the summer we conduct "field trips" or visits to other Societies or museums.
Open: We have recently changed our meeting from the second Tuesday of the month to every second Monday of the month. (We changed because every organization in a 25 km. radius meets on Tuesday. It's a newtonian law of nature, or something. With elections and other distractions, it's been hard to keep to the Monday schedule, but we're getting there.)
Our archives are open by appointment. visitors are welcome. Contact our archivist, Dr. Lambert "Scot" Gardiner, (450)458-2794 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual membership dues are $10.00 for a single membership, $15.00 for a family. We charge a $2.00 non-member drop-in fee to attend our meetings. we don't charge for archival visits.