The city of Sherbrooke is located in the heart of the Eastern Townships, in an environment surrounded by hills, lakes, rivers, and forests. The Abenakis lived here before Gilbert Hyatt and his associates in 1801 built a flour mill and sawmill powered by the Magog River at its gorge. Part of Sherbrooke’s charm lies in the fact that one minute you’re in a rural setting and the next urban. This is a city within nature. Sherbrooke is a town with 165 000 people, making it the sixth largest city in Quebec. The Townships Trail takes you to downtown Sherbrooke and the boroughs of Lennoxville and Brompton.
Sherbrooke’s Old North Ward features historic homes dating from 1890 to 1920. The city’s upper class lived in this district, known as the most picturesque of Sherbrooke’s old neighbourhoods. History can be seen in the architecture of the homes and public buildings, century-old trees, and gardens, giving the neighbourhood its unique charm.
The Sherbrooke Historical Society
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!
275, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke
Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre
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!
9 Rue Speid, Sherbrooke
Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton
Brompton’s arts and cultural centre is located next to the Saint Francis River in Parc de la Rive. Its magnificent outdoor site welcomes many people out for a stroll or bike ride, and its train-station-inspired architecture and interpretive panels pay homage to the rich history of this heritage site.
Throughout the year, professional visual arts
exhibitions and various cultural activities are part of the wealth of cultural programming.
1, rue Wilfrid-Laurier, Sherbrooke
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