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
Reopen to the public on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The Sherbrooke Historical Society 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
2020: opened, but no tea time this year.
Housed in an elegant Neo-Georgian residence, the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre offers a glance at the cultural and heritage traditions
of the Eastern Townships. Exhibits starring works from both local and regional artists as well as concerts and art workshops.
Guided tours, English Tea experience, concerts, workshops and gardens.
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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