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Discover our Artefacts!
The Morrin Centre has an impressive collection of artefacts that date back to when the building housed a municipal prison (1808-1867), a Presbyterian college affiliated with McGill University (1868-1900) and, eventually, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s magnificent library (1868-present). Set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Quebec, the building has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

During Archaeology Month, visitors are invited to discover the amazing and sometimes unexpected artifacts displayed in our permanent exhibit on Quebec City’s first common gaol, in our Victorian science laboratory and in our magnificent library. This unique tour which will focus on the objects that shaped our history is not to be missed.
Full Archaeology Month program
This activity is made possible through the “Entente de développement culturel” between the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the City of Quebec.

WHEN: August 10, Sunday 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais

In French, at 1:00 p.m.
In English, at 2:30 p.m.

Discovery Tours
This summer promises to be a busy one as the Morrin Centre opens its doors to guests from near and far as they enjoy one of the city’s most appreciated guided tours. As of Friday, May 16 until Labour Day week-end, our Discovery tour will be offered daily in both English and French, and we’ve extended our hours! Brush up on your local history and impress your out-of-town guests with our in-depth knowledge of this 200-year old building’s remarkable transformation from Quebec’s first common goal to college to library and cultural centre.

To reserve, visit our website or contact Stefanie Johnston at 418-694-9147, ext. 226.

WHERE: Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais
WHEN: Please refer to the timetable on our website Date: Daily
Cost: $8.75 + tx for adults $6.50 + tx for students and members
Free for children ages 8 and under


Drop-In Family History Workshops

Do you have roots in the Townships and are interested in learning more about your family history but not sure where to start? The Eastern Townships Resource Centre is pleased to invite the public to a series of informal, drop-in family history workshops that will be held throughout the summer. The workshops will be geared towards beginners but will be customized to the interests and questions of the participants.

These workshops will help you make the first steps in tracing your ancestors as you learn how to use Bishop’s University’s extensive collection of genealogical and historical materials on the Townships. In addition to providing tips on searching printed resources such as church records, censuses and newspapers, it will also highlight the family history resources that are available online.

These FREE family history workshops will be held Fridays from July to the end of September, from 2:00 p.m-4:00 p.m in the Old Library, located in the McGreer Building at Bishop’s University.

Please note: There will be no sessions held on August 1st and August 8th. No registration required.
For more information, contact Jody Robinson at 819-822-9600, ext. 2261 or



Exhibition: The Landscapes of Potton
Our exhibition The Landscapes of Potton, our Collective Cultural Heritage, will take place at the

Round Barn until the 12th of October, on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

Photo Contest
The 2014 photo contest of the Potton Heritage Association
will take place during the Potton Multicultural Festival (PMF), on August 9th, 2014.
The 2014 theme is: What is your most beautiful landscape?
Read more

You may also wish to participate in the photo contest organized by the MRC of Memphremagog.
Read more

Don’t forget to invite your parents and friends to visit the exhibition at the Mansonville Round Barn
The Landscapes of Potton – Our Collective Cultural Heritage




New Exhibition:
A Tale of the Townships
Two years in the planning, our new permanent exhibition tells the story of the early settlers to our region, historic Compton County, and the thriving village that developed here in the 1800s. When
you visit the new exhibit of carefully selected objects from our extensive collections, you will follow the story beginning with the Native Americans who fished and hunted here. It continues with the arrival of the first English speaking homesteaders from New England and then from the British Isles, in the early 1800s, and the French speaking settlers who came later. You will discover how each of these groups has left an indelible mark on our local history, culture and architecture.

New temporary Exhibit to open this fall in Foss House.

WHEN: Both A Tale of the Townships and the Academy exhibits are open Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until mid October.
Cost: Adults, $8, seniors $6 and children $4(maximum $20. per family)

WHERE: 374 Route 253 (Eaton Corner) CookshireEaton
Info: 819-875-5256 or

July 20: Traditional Hymn sing
Aug10: Old Fashioned Day
Aug 16: Medicinal herbs
Sept 27: Heritage Car Rally



July 26-27, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Exhibition of paintings and handcrafts by guest artist, Richère Orzechowski at the Museum.

On Sunday, July 27, an English Tea with home-mae scones and jam will be served at the Museum from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. All are welcome.

July 26, Quebec Quilt Registry at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall from 9:30 to 3:00. See details on Page 6 in the newsletter.

Sunday afternoon, August 17 - Musical entertainment by Louis- Philippe Hébert at the Museum.

Book launch –Nick Fonda at Le Centre D’Art, Richmond. Details and Date to be announced.

Sunday, October 26, Harvest Luncheon (noon) at Le Temps des Cerises, Danville.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Desmond Morton. Topic WW1.



Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society presents a wide selection of hats from their collection in the exhibition, Hang On To Your Hats / Coiffez vos chapeaux. Vintage headgear for men and women dates from the turn of the 20th century into the 1960s.

The variety of materials used in hat making is evident in this display. Two dresses, several hat boxes and hat pins, as well as a few walking sticks, round out the exhibition.

This exhibition begins on Sunday, July 13, 2014 and continues until December on the second floor of Uplands, 9 Speid St., Sherbrooke, QC. Summer opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, call 819-564-0409.

WHEN: Sunday, July 13 until December (Summer opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
WHERE: 9 Speid street in the Boruough of Lennoxville (second floor)



Art Exhibit

Artist: Sara Peck Colby – Recent Work
On display until August 31st, 2014
Hours : Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Small English Tea
Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
Costs: $10.

Golden Tea
An English Tea Service is being offered for free to people who are 65 years or older.
Whether you are single, with friends or in a group, take this opportunity to experience our English Tea Service while discovering Uplands, an enchanting historical site.
Since we have limited room for each Tea (35 participants per date), reservations are required

Tuesday September 23, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday October 22, 2:00 p.m.



L’Espace Capital – Sylvain Bouthillette
From 7 June through 19 November 2014

The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is proud to present a new creation by Sylvain Bouthillette. With the installation L’Espace Capital, the artist offers the visitor an experience both sensitive and intellectual, while moving into a striking and punchy multisensorial space. By combining a candid and exacerbated iconography, black humour, and a crowded spatial arrangement, Sylvain Bouthillette questions the strength of the relationship between individuals and society. In this imaginary space, the focus is on movement, with sixty pieces hung from ceiling to floor, and four mechanical sculptures which punctuate the composition. Born in Montréal in 1963, the multidisciplinary artist holds a Master’s degree in visual arts from Concordia University. Encountering the work of this artist, one discovers a world where intensity and contrast crash headlong.

Toucher. L’art poétique de Jean McEwen

“There are two ways to judge a painting. One is based on the criteria and theories of art. The other rests on the sensations the work produces in us. I paint the second one.” Jean McEwen, 1956. Jean McEwen is considered to be one of the most influential abstract artists in Canada. His paintings have no relationship with nature; they are constructed by a stratification of opaque and translucent pigments. Several of his works in the museum’s collection show his research on the sensory effects of colour and the experience of pure sensation as well as on the capture of light. The layers of yellow, green and pink cover the canvas and give it an impression of depth and fluidity. Commemorating the 15th anniversary of McEwen’s death, the exhibition will show works drawn from the museum’s own collection as well as from others.

WHEN: From March 1 to October 19
WHERE: 241 Dufferin, Sherbrooke
Info : 819-821-2115



Annual General Meeting 2014

WHEN: Sunday August 3
WHERE: 25, rue de la Cathédrale, Centre Colombien,

9:30 a.m. Reception
10:00 a.m.: AGM floolwed by a "vin d'honneur"
12:00 noon: Luncheon on the premises, cost $15.00 + taxes
1:00 p.m: Visit to "Berceau de Canada" on the O'Hara Point Site with a guide. Cost: Free, graciously donated by the Gaspé
Corporation, Berceau du Canada

Please let us know if you will be present for the luncheon as soon as possible by contacting Claudette Garnier at 418-534-2926 or at



2015 Heritage Gaspé Historical Calendar
Heritage Gaspé has just announced that its new 2015 historical calendar will be available in early July.
The calendar includes some wonderful historic images of the people and their occupations /activities in years gone by. (Sports fishing, the cod fishery, mining, etc.) A wonderful reminder of home for anyone from Gaspé or now living away, it would make an excellent gift or keepsake!

It is available for only $ 15.00!
Order now while supplies last!
For ordering information please contact Jim Caputo by e-mail at - - or by phone at 613-678-3471

Great Things Happening in Gaspe This Summer - don’t miss the opportunity to visit.

Heritage Gaspe/Heritage Gaspesie presents Tom Eden’s “Generation Sacrificed – The Gaspe Soldiers of the Great War”.

This photo and information exhibit, which is being held at St. James Anglican Church, July 28-Aug. 2, consists of 10 panels, each with a different theme outlining the activities of the war and the sacrifice of the lives of these young Gaspesians. Tom will also be available to share his project with the community at a conference.

A tour of the old Wakeham cemetery will take place as well as a pamphlet on the history of the church will be made available. The exhibit is free of charge but a good will offering would be appreciated. All proceeds will go towards St. James Church.

Generation Sacrified
The Gaspé Soldiers of the Grat War 1914-1918
WHEN: August 2, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Gaspe

Photo Exhibit
WHEN: July 28 to August 2, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: St-James Church, Wakeham

Other Events in Region
Famous Gaspesian Exhibit – New Richmond

Pioneer Days - Gaspe

Patterson Reunion - Gaspe

For information on any of these events contact – or



Douglastown Irish Week
The Douglas Community Center welcomes you to the 8th edition of its Irish Week to celebrate the history of its community. The activities include presentations to pay tribute to its predecessors, musical and dance workshops, community meals, shows and many informal gatherings to celebrate and value the Irish roots and culture of the Douglastown community.

WHEN: July 28 to Sunday August 3rd
WHERE: Douglas Community Center
Info: Telephone : 418-368-0288 or 418-368-7426



Family “BBQ” Day – Sunday, September 7, 2014
Booth Open from 11:00am – 4:00pm

The Association will have a booth and display at this year’s Family Day to be held at St
Eugene’s church on Watchorn in Morin Heights. Our booth will feature a collage of photos of
historical significance to Morin Heights.
Our booth will also feature the second time presentation of the Association’s new mascot – a
porcupine, reflecting the name of our historical journal. We started a contest at Canada Day to
name the mascot. All the entries from that event have been kept and will be added to any new
entries we receive on Family Day. A winner will be announced in the following week and
contacted by phone or email. The prize will be something appropriate to the age and gender of
the winner.

Journée de la Culture – Saturday September 27
Booth Open 10:00am to 4:00pm
The Quebec government is again sponsoring a province wide celebration of local culture. This
year, the event will be held in downtown Morin Heights. We expect that rue du Village will be
closed off to permit a street wide celebration. The town is currently awaiting approval from the
Ministry of Transport. The municipality will be erecting a large tent and many different
activities are planned for the day. The MHHA will be featuring its own tent with a display of
posters of historical interest relating to the development of the ski industry in this area. Make
sure to put this date on your calendars.



The Carrefour Culturel of Stanbridge East and the Missisquoi Museum are pleased to announce a series of paintings by “The Studio 31 Artists”
WHERE: Paige Knight Gallery, Missisquoi Museum, 2 River street in Stanbridge East
WHEN: From July 5th until August 2nd, 2014.

The Exhibit “50 Objects for 50 Years.”
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Missisquoi Museum and the Missisquoi Historical Society will acknowledge this milestone in the exhibit “50 Objects for 50 Years.” Based on the most treasured objects in the collection, the museum will highlight the history behind each artefact and celebrate the accomplishments of our community museum.

WHEN: Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. May 25th to October 12th, 2014.
WHERE: 2 River Street, Stanbridge East
Contact: Tel: 450 248-3153 Fax: 450 248-0420



Tours and Tea- Visits to Greenwood
We are open for visits from the public from June 1-Sept. 1st, from 10am-3pm. Invite your visitors or your friends to come and see our wonderful museum. It is looking splendid, with a newly restored Hearth Room and a reinforced porch. We have 3 summer students eager to show off this historical gem to you. Drop by when you can, or call for a reservation (450-458-5396). Groups are welcome!

Sunday, July 20th
Members Day : 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with live music and refreshments

Sunday, July 20th from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm: Members Day
A chance for our members to meet in the garden, and enjoy the beautiful setting at Greenwood. Refreshments will be served, and the Kitchen Ceilidh will provide live music. This is our chance to thank you Thursday, July 10th:1:00 pm-3:00 pm; Writer's Workshop
Join Writer-in-Residence Christine Davet for a writer's workshop entitled "The Fundamentals of Creative Writing". Participation is limited, so call now to reserve your spot. There is no charge for registration. Bring a piece of your writing with you!

StoryFest Tickets- Special advance notice for our Members and Friends: tickets will be on sale online starting July 1st. Visit for more details.

Treasures in the Attic
We are collecting your "treasures" for sale at our September event. Tax receipts can be issued for items of value. We would very much appreciate your donations! They can be dropped off at our garage, or picked be dropped off at our garage, or picked up if needed.



Miniature Trains
Extraordinary moments to treasure!
All year long!
This exhibition showcases a 4, 87 meter by 12, 5 meter HO scale (1/87 or 1 mm = 87 mm) layout, built by the Exporail's volunteers and members of the Montreal Railroad Modellers Association, in conjunction with Exporail.
It depicts typical Canadian railway operations and scenes with a train servicing terminal, industries, rural settings, a mining operation and a small town.
This exhibition of miniature trains contrast with the huge railway equipment full size on exhibit in our Angus pavilion.

WHERE: 110, rue Saint-Pierre, Saint-Constant
Info: Telephone: 450-632-2410; Courriel:

Recent acquisitions
Locomotive and passenger cars from the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)

The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) made a large donation to Exporail’s historic collection last September, consisting of three pieces of rolling stock which ended their service on the AMT network in 2010.
First, the GR 418 AMT 1311 diesel electric locomotive, one of the hundreds of GP9 engines built by General Motors in London, Ontario. Secondly AMT 1101 passenger car, an example of the cars which ran in commuter service for almost 40 years, for the AMT in Montreal and, before, for Go Transit in Toronto. Lastly, AMT 603 generator car, built by Canadian Car & Foundry in Ville Saint-Pierre. This car illustrate the conversion of passenger’s trains from steam to electric heating while providing energy.

Station letterbox no. 4

Introduced at the end of the 19th century, letterbox no. 4 was designed for the sole purpose of being installed on railway station platform posts.
Passengers in transit could drop off mail items addressed to a destination serviced by the railway’s mail service. Its distinctive feature is a lock cover shaped as a lion’s paw.
It was removed from service when the railways stopped delivering mail in 1972.

Donated by David Jenkins



Montreal Highland Games back for 37th year in new location
Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancers, Athletics and Salty Dog on the schedule

The Montreal Highland Games will take place in their new venue on August 3rd with full Highland pageantry. The day will include pipe band, highland dance and heavy weight competitions including the caber toss, hammer throw and putting the stone. Salty Dog, a local band well known for its celtic music, will be on tap for the afternoon and evening program.

About the games:
Over the past 36 years, the Montreal Highland Games has become one of the premier events on the North American highland games circuit. The Montreal Highland Games is always held on the Sunday following the Glengarry (Maxville) Games which makes it a double header for pipe bands, athletes, highland dancers and spectators. Every year, the Montreal Highland Games brings together Montrealers of Scots and all other backgrounds to celebrate Highland games, music and culture.
The Games remind us of the importance of human and social interaction and represent a wonderful opportunity for participants and visitors alike to discover the treasures, legends and history of the rich Scottish culture.
For more information or to buy discounted tickets online, visit the event webpage at
For more information:
Brian MacKenzie -

WHEN: Sunday, August 3, 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Arthur Therrien Park in Verdun

Cost: $15 at the gate (12 and under free)
Activities: Pipe band, Highland dance, heavy weight competitions, Clan tents, Celtic merchants, kids corner, fiddle demonstrations and more!



2014 Lectures
Throughout the year 2014, the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society invites you to discover different aspects of life in North America with our theme The United Empire Loyalists. Our speakers will surprise you with very interesting subjects.
Everyone welcome.
Free for members; $2 for non-members
Become a member for $5 per year
Information: Contact us

Visit often our website at to learn more about our activities and monthly lectures on the third Thursday of the month. Info: 514-695-0205




51st Annual Live Auction, Silent Auction, Bake Sale and Flea Market
Auctioneer Revel Stewart

WHERE: Hendrick Farm, Old Chelsea, QC
WHEN: Saturday, August 16 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Pat Evans Archives •
Chelsea Library ● downstairs
Hours Monday & Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment - 819-827-6224



The Enabling Accessibility Fund

The Enabling Accessibility Fund is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces.

The Fund is currently accepting proposals until August 1st, 2014.

Details on the program can be found at

For all questions or more information, write to or call 1 800 622 6232 (TTY: 1 800 926 9105)
The programs team, Service Canada


Museums Assistance Program
**Funding open year-round**
Exhibition Circulation Fund:

This component assists museums with the costs of hosting a travelling exhibition originating from another museum or from a federal heritage institution.

Borrowing Artefacts from the Canadian Museum of History or the Canadian War

Support for borrowing artefacts from the Canadian Museum of History or the Canadian War Museum for exhibition purposes is available to museums, including small museums.

Funding priorities:

Exhibitions related to key events or figures in Canadian history and those related to anniversaries of nation-building milestones "On the Road 2017"
will be given priority.

Contact Information:

For more information about this component of the program or to obtain application forms, please consult Exhibition Circulation Fund - Borrowing Artefacts or Contact Us .



Canada’s History is looking for innovative history projects for the 2014 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. The award is presented by Canada’s History and Spectra Energy to small or volunteer-led organizations that have made a big impact on their local history.

Two winning projects, one English and one French, will receive $2,500 and a trip for two to Ottawa where they will receive their award from the Governor General of Canada in a special ceremony at Rideau Hall. Eligible projects include exhibits, events, digital initiatives, festivals – any collaboration that engaged local community members in the sharing of their history. To nominate a project or to start an application, visit

The deadline for completed applications is August 14, 2014.

The Governor General's History Awards bring together students, teachers, historians, writers, museum representatives and community organizations to celebrate history. Recipients of the awards also attend the annual Canada’s History Forum at the Canadian War Museum, which provides a rare opportunity for the history community to come together to discuss ideas, issues and opportunities.

Don’t miss out on this year’s events. Visit to start your application today!