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Housewife Heroines on the Road!

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--December 8, 2015.

The QAHN project "Housewife Heroines: Anglophone Women at Home in Montreal during World War II" is now well under way!

Funded through the World War Commemorations Community Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Housewife Heroines tells the little-known World War II story of how so many Canadian women contributed to the war effort through their unpaid work at home. The project's focus is on English-speaking housewives in Montreal, the center of Canada’s Anglophone official language minority community.

exhibit_advert_for_mag-portrait_copy.sm_.jpgIn October and November, the Housewife Heroines team brought together seniors and other community members, collaborators from various QAHN member-organizations, and members of QAHN’s staff and Montreal Committee, in a series of informal workshops focusing on the theme of women's domestic wartime contributions. These gatherings took place in Montreal, Westmount and Beaconsfield.

Historians Lorraine O’Donnell and Patrick Donovan have been heading up the Housewife Heroines research team, with administrative support from Dwane Wilkin at the QAHN office.

The next phase of this fascinating project is the creation of a traveling exhibition which will tour venues around Quebec.

To view the complete program for the upcoming Housewife Heroines traveling exhibit, click on the thumbnail to the right!

For more information, contact the QAHN office at (819) 564-9595 / toll free 1 (877) 964-0409. Or email us at