One of our good neighbor’s and friend has written a book and would like to invite everyone to the Book Launch.
Montreal 1909′ by Robert N. Wilkins
Book Launch: Sunday, June 4, 2017, 1:00 – 4:30
Centre Culturel Georges Vanier
2450 Workman Street,
(Little Burgundy) Montreal.
Explore Montreal in the year 1909. Learn about the day-to-day lives of our civic ancestors over a century ago, what they experienced in their everyday routine – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Extracted from the now defunct Montreal Star (at one time, Canada’s largest newspaper) this Edwardian journey through The Star’s microfilmed copies starts on a wintry Saturday, January 2, 1909, and ends on Friday, December 31 of that same year with the town in the grip of a major typhoid epidemic.
Montreal 1909′ is a testimony to the delights of local history. In rummaging through its 600 plus pages, consisting of both extracts and commentary, one emerges with a clear sense of what our city was like, warts and all, 108 years ago. A must read for the inquisitive Montrealer.
“Montreal 1909 delves deeply where history books often don’t into the minutiae of daily life. Here we have an intimate portrait of a city just beyond the scan of a human lifetime, close enough to our own days to seem familiar, far enough away to verge on the exotic.” – John Kalbfleisch, Second Draft Columnist, Montreal Gazette