--June 18, 2012.
As they do about four times a year, historical societies and museums affiliated with the Eastern Townships Chapter of the Fédération Histoire Québec (the FHQ) met last week over unch to discuss matters of concern to the different member-organizations. The gathering took place at the historic Little Hyatt One-room Schoolhouse in Milby.
The host for the meeting was Bev Loomis, who is a member of both Patrimoine Ascott Heritage and the Little Forks Branch of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada, which together look after the Milby schoolhouse.
Other organizations represented at the meeting were the Eaton Corner Museum; the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society; the Eastern Townships Resource Centre at Bishop’s University; the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN); and the Stanstead Historical Society.
A number of other organizations that usually attend were unrepresented because their members were not able to make it.
The main purpose of these gatherings is for members to keep abreast of the activities taking place at the museums and historical societies around the region, and to share information and ideas. Typically, each group gives a synopsis of its activities and ongoing projects.