Matthew Farfan is a writer, editor, translator, heritage consultant, and collector of early photographs. He is also the Executive Director of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN). Educated at McGill University in Montreal, he has written extensively on the history and culture of the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Since 2000, he has been the editor of Townships Heritage WebMagazine, an on-line publication spotlighting the history of the Eastern Townships. He is the author of several books, including The Making of the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, the Construction Years (1999); The Eastern Townships: In Town and Village (2006); The Eastern Townships: On Lake and River (2008); Cemetery Heritage in Quebec: A Handbook (2008); and the Vermont-Quebec Border: Life on the Line (2009).
Matthew Farfan is a resident of Stanstead, Quebec, where he is active in the community at many levels. Among other duties, he served as a city councillor for 11 years, where he headed up the town urban planning commission and the International Water Company. He is currently a Director of the Colby-Curtis Museum, and President of the world-famous Haskell Free Library and Opera House.