Heritage Minute shows the hidden side of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s life

Launch of video short on author who wrote Anne of Green Gables coincides with International Women's Day

There have been many requests over the years for a Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Minute according to Historica Canada, the company responsible for the short films. (Parks Canada)

She’s known around the world for writing Anne of Green Gables, but it’s a different side of Lucy Maud Montgomery that is featured in her Heritage Minute.

Historica Canada is launching Montgomery’s 60-second video short on Thursday, which coincides with International Women’s Day. The video will be played at events across the country, said Historica Canada’s director of programs Brigitte d’Auzac.


While Montgomery is best known for her book series Anne of Green Gables, the video shows another side of her life: her struggles with depression and the rejection of her books.