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Your Society has completed its first year in the new offices, on the ground floor of City Hall. We continue to be open two hours a week, or by appointment.   Those hours are from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Each week a member of the Board is present to respond to your questions and requests.

The year has been marked by the on-going development of our archival materials. Last spring, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 68 – St. Lambert closed its doors after 81 years of existence. The archives, consisting of photographs, administrative documents, films, various artefacts and furnishings were given into our care. A preliminary inventory was prepared. We wish to thank Pierre Richard, the last president, for the confidence he demonstrated by allowing these precious materials to remain accessible to our Saint-Lambert community.

In the Fall of 2017, the City entrusted the Historical Society with five boxes of archival materials concerning other Saint-Lambert organisms that are no longer active. Originally these materials were in the care of the Municipal Library and were later added to the City’s collections. Since they are not official City documents the archives department deemed their proper place to be the Historical Society. One of the boxes of archival materials relates to the St. Lambert Women’s Club, active between WW1 and the 1960s. Other documents concern organisms in cultural, social and sporting activities, such as The St-Lambert Boating Club, The Thespians, The Christmas Tree League and The Tuesday Musical Club. These documents are presently being processed.

Within the new offices, rapidly becoming crowded, our volunteers are already at work. Apart from Board members, four individuals have been busy since the Fall. One is preparing inventories of incoming archival materials, another is creating a detailed inventory of our maps and plans, another is organizing unidentified photographs, while another is indexing the Saint-Lambert Bulletin. In addition a working group has been established to research the Anglophone contributions to the community and to index our collection of newspapers. The offices are humming with activity, especially on Thursday afternoons. All of this activity allows the Society to conserve the archival materials entrusted to us.

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