The City of Beaconsfield is working closely with the provincial health authorities regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and it had decided to close, on March 13, 2020, municipal facilities offering activities to the public, in order to respond to the risks of potential infections in our region.

Following a survey with members and friends, the Board of Directors of SHBBHS has decided to resume its lectures as of October 2020 but in virtual mode.

Check our website regularly as some last minute changes are possible.

Until further notice, the lectures will be in virtual mode and available free for everyone.



The theme for the lectures of the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society

starting in February 2021 "Transportation"

will take you to a journey on land, on water and even into space

Everyone is welcome. 

The SHBBHS is privately funded. We thank Roberta Angell for her bequest that makes it possible for us to offer our lectures for free during this time of crisis.

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The Railway Industry: from the Beginning to the Pandemic

Speaker: Paulo Zegarra-Llerena2021 05 20 PauloZegarra Llerena Train
When: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 19:30 - 21:00
Where: In virtual mode

Lecture in English followed by a bilingual question period. 

For this lecture you must register in advance using the following link:

Select your Zoom language preference at the bottom right corner of the page.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting on May 20. Keep this new link as you will use it to connect on the day of the virtual lecture. You could join around 7:15 p.m. giving you enough time to settle in. The lecture will start at 7:30 p.m

2021 05 20 PauloZegarra LlerenaPaulo Zegarra-Llerena will talk on the history of trains:

The Conception : the idea behind the conception of the train
The Development : from the beginning to our present days
The Importance : the railway network in Canada and Quebec
Pandemic : the adaptation through the years and now with Covid 19

The experience of Paulo Zegarra-Llerena goes from automation systems, to machine shop repairs then to the aeronautic and railway industries. He is passionate about technology advancements and new ways of energy generation, especially green energy and bio-developments.