A Touch of the Past: Iroquois Creations by Willma Lahache

 


When: Vernissage: Sunday, April 29, 14:00 to 16:00

           Exhibition: April 24 to May 26, 2012, during library opening hours

 

Where: Beaconsfield Library, Media Room

            303 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A7

 

Everyone welcome. Free entrance.

Information: Contact us

 

Description: Exhibition of First Nations artefacts including the great Iroquois Clothing Creations by Willma Lahache


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This year’s exhibit in the Beaconsfield Library Media Room:  

Vernissage: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Exhibit ongoing until July 25, 2011.


 



 

June Exhibit and Roberta-Angell 2010 Prizes Award

 


Visit the exhibit “Return to Childhood” of vintage and traditional toys, for young or young at heart, girls and boys,

offered by the Société historique Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society,

in the Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd,

during the month of June, Mondays from 1 to 9 pm, Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 9pm.

 

The Vernissage will be on Monday June 7th, 2010, from 7 to 8:30 pm, coinciding with the presentation of the Society’s 2010 Roberta-Angell Prizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 


A display in the Media Room of the Beaconsfield Library in June-July 2009 that encompasses a variety of the more long-lasting evidence of artistic and creative needlework produced by our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers. The aim throughout has been to display items that were made by women, and the occasional child, roughly between the second half of the nineteenth and the middle of the twentieth century, to beautify and furnish their homes and enrich or facilitate everyday life. These artefacts were conceived and produced for domestic use and enjoyment, as well as for display and they range from trousseau finery, through baby clothes (a few pieces actually worn by some of us who are still here today), bed linens, table linens, wall hangings, blankets, and more.


 

 

 


From 1800 to 1950, from farmers to permanent residents, come and meet some of the men and women who changed the face of Beaconsfield.
Presented in the Media Room of the Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, March 1 to 25, 2007

2007Portrait of Past 

Beaconsfield of the past: farmers (1702-1874)

Valois (farms 1 and 2), Rémi Legault, Neveu, Dagenais, Daoust, Angell

Farm equipment pictures.

Arrival of summer residents (1874)

Menzie, Hopton, Hoskin, Christmas, Reford, Mann, Drummond, Allan, Perron, Godeffrey, McCall, Lang, Letendre, Tooke, Napier, Peck, Truax, Turgeon, Molson, Perron, Dandurand, Campbell

Beaurepaire Village development (1910-1940)

George Reakes (first town employee), Trottier, Malcom Beaton, Ernest George L. King, Peggy Hammond, Thomas Light, Walter Connalty (builders), Mme Beaudet, Charles High Hillrich, Millington, Wilson, Hagarty (policeman), Gregory, Stock, Bedbrook, James Shaw (Golf, Mayor), Police Force

City employees

Developers in the 1950’s

 


Autumn 2006

 

A display of old pictures of “important” people around the 1900s, in Beaconsfield: names in farming, summer residents, people who have left their mark in Beaconsfield.

2007Portraits

Presented in the Media Room of the Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, Summer 1996.

 

Photos of the first development houses along Woodland, Fieldfare, Basswood, Pine and St. Lawrence with bilingual text.

97-13 Beaurepaire 1910-1940 1

"A peek into Beaconsfield's past" by Mrs Gordon Light

"Growing up in pre-war Beaurepaire" by Peggy Hammond,

and a 4 page letter from Emily Greig to June Walsh describing her memories of Beaurepaire - Feb 11, 1992

 January 29th to 31st 1993 at Centennial Hall.

 

The theme will be "Beaconsfield Summer Homes 1874-1910".

 

 

Beaconsfield Summer Homes

 

The Vernissage, to which all members are invited, will be held from 7.30- 9.30 p.m. on Friday, January 29th. Wine and cheese and light refreshments will be provided by the Historical Society. 

 

The Tea Room will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be needed to bake for, and organize, the Tea Room, and also to sit in the Exhibition rooms.

To be held at Centennial Hall on January 31st, February 1st. and 2nd., 1992.

 

The exhibition will feature displays highlighting Beaconsfield as a 'Summer Haven' (1874-1920) including 28 6" x 4" colour photographs to support the descriptions of individual homes and neighborhoods that appear in the A Tour of Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield booklet.

Text in English and French/texte en anglais et en français.

98-10 A Tour of BB

A collection of photographs with titles and a short description show people engaged in sporting and leisure activities in Beaurepaire, club group shots and private homes.

Presented in the Media Room of the Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, March, 1977 in advance of Beaurepaire 300.

A talk 'History, heritage and you' will be held on March 22, 1977.

98-5 Beaurepaire Past 1977