QAHN's 2024 Heritage Talks presents: "Finding Home in Brome County," with Rachel Lambie

Knowlton Distributing Home, c. 1870s-1880s. Photo: Brome County Historical Society collections
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This is an in-person and on-line hybrid event! Guests are welcome to attend the Old County Courthouse/Archives of the Lac-Brome Museum, 15 ch. St. Paul, Knowlton, Qc., to hear the presentation in person and enjoy conversation and refreshments.

Between 1869 and 1939, roughly 100,000 children were sent from the United Kingdom to Canada, Australia, and Zimbabwe. The children were sent from sheltering homes in the U.K. to distributing homes in Canada, and then to foster families across the country. Some of these homes were warm and welcoming, treating these children as if they were their own. Some children, however, were settled in homes that proved abusive and they were treated terribly. Most of these children remained in Canada after their contracts were finished. Today, roughly 1 in 10 Canadians is descended from a British Home Child. This talk will explore the massive legacy left by these children in Brome County’s corner of the Eastern Townships.

Rachel Lambie has been interested in stories her entire life. She holds Master’s degrees in Religious Studies and Museology. She has found ways to share stories at the Montreal Holocaust Museum as a docent and at the front desk, at the Museum of Jewish Montreal as a guide for the Beyond the Bagel tour, and as an interpretive planner at the Historic Joy Kogawa House. Rachel has worked as the curator of the Brome County Historical Society’s Lac-Brome Museum since 2021.

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