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Musée Beaulne

Musée Beaulne

96, rue de l’Union, Coaticook J1A 1Y9 819 849-6560 Website

The Beaulne Museum is housed in the Arthur-Osmore-Norton Castle, a historic residence built in 1912 by Arthur Osmore Norton

who made his fortune thanks to the manufacture of the ball and gear jack. The permanent exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Norton family.

Recognized for the conservation and presentation of textiles and costumes, the Museum also works in the fields of regional heritage and visual arts.

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 Lac-Brome Museum and Children's Museum

Lac-Brome Museum and Children's Museum

130, rue Lakeside, Lac Brome (Knowlton) J0E 1V0 450 243-6782 Email Website

The museum is located in the heart of Knowlton (Town of  Brome Lake) on beautiful grounds. Easily accessible, the museum includes many buildings: the old fire station; an interactive children's museum; the Martin Annex which houses a War Museum; see an airplane from the First World War, a rare find and the only one with its original material; the former courthouse dating back to 1858, which today serves as the accredited Archives Centre (available by appointment only); the former Knowlton Academy, and more.

The museum dedicates the largest artifact collection of the first war in which lies outside the War Museum in Ottawa. The house of the founder of Knowlton was added to the site in October 2014.

The Lac-Brome Museum, a perfect place for history lovers, or for a memorable family outing. 

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Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site

Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site

6790, route Louis-S.-St-Laurent, Compton J0B 1L0 1 888 773-8888 Website

This is Parks Canada’s only historic site in the Eastern Townships. Visit former Canadian Prime Minister’s native single-family home and the St-Laurent Store and Warehouse. Discover the local residents’ rural lifestyle of the turn of the 20th
century. Watch the multimedia show and relive a dynamic an  underestimated page of our history!

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The Sherbrooke Historical Society

The Sherbrooke Historical Society

275, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke J1H 4M5 819 821-5406 Website

The Mhist-Musée d’histoire de Sherbrooke invites you to explore Sherbrooke and the Eastern Townships’ past. Discover the contribution of cultural communities on the development of the city for more than 200 years and witness their legacy.

Archives services, exhibits, tours and activities
all play in role in Sherbrooke Historical Society’s goal: promote Sherbrooke’s rich history!

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Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

9 Rue Speid, Sherbrooke QC J1M 819-564-0409 Website

Housed in a stately and elegant heritage house, Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre combines local history with cultural and artistic traditions. The centre is a unique establishment which offers: exhibitions of works by local and regional artists, concerts, workshops, guided tours, and more!

Enter the warm and elegant ambience of a distinguished home from the past. Each room has a unique charm, thanks to the many furnishings and antiques belonging to the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society.

Outside, discover our exhibit on large panels and beautiful gardens, where you can experience English tea. Guides in period costume welcome you and interpret this local tea tradition.

We hope to see you soon!

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Eaton corner Musuem

Eaton corner Musuem

374, route 253, Cookshire-Eaton (Eaton Corner) J0B 1M0 819 875-5256 Email Website

Open from the end of June to the end of September

The Eaton Corner Museum, a seasonal Museum, is located in the historic village of Eaton Corner. Come explore our permanent exhibit "A Tale of the Townships" in the Church building and our reserve collections in the Academy depicting life and work on the homestead, in the village, and in school, in the late 1800's to early 1900's. Many Eastern Townships family genealogy records are available for research.

 

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The Colby-Curtis museum

The Colby-Curtis museum

535 rue Dufferin, Stanstead J0B 3E0 819-876-7322 Website

Season 2023: Open from March 16 to December 22.

On the impressive Dufferin street in Stanstead sits the Colby-Curtis museum, located in a sumptuous 19th century manor. Admirably preserved and filled with unique artefacts testifying to the affluence of the Anglo-Canadian elite, this house invites you to travel back in time.

Enjoy a traditional English tea while gazing at the Victorian garden!

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Merry House. Magog’s Citizen Site of Memory

Merry House. Magog’s Citizen Site of Memory

708, rue Principale Ouest , Magog J1X 2B3 819 201-0727 Email Website

The Merry House is a citizen site of memory which shares the history, heritage, and archaeology of Magog and its region, from the time of the Aboriginal peoples and the American settlers, up to today.  Located by the Magog River, the Merry House is strategically positioned in the city centre. 

Many activities are offered to the visitors such as exhibitions (permanent and temporary), family introductory workshop on archeology, educational activities and various special events renewed annually. 

Also, thanks to a free mobile experience, it is possible to explore the outdoors while unveiling more photos and videos testifying of the strategic importance of our patrimonial site.  Welcome to the Merry’s!

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Richmond County Historical Society

Richmond County Historical Society

1161, route 243 , Canton de Melbourne J0B 2B0 819 826-1332 Email Website

2023 season: From June 18 to August 26, discover the indoor exhibition "Indian Day Schools in Canada: An Introduction" in collaboration with the Legacy of Hope Foundation. 

The Richmond County Historical Society Museum is located in the former rectory of St. Andrews Church and is part of a rich heritage complex. 

The Richmond County Historical Society and its museum have been at the heart of the region's social and cultural activities for decades. Witness to several centuries of development of community spirit, the museum offers activities allowing for a beautiful reunion and a golden opportunity to mingle with the people of here.

The museum offers bilingual guided tours as well as the organization of group tours.

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