Val-Saint-François

The spectacular natural landscapes of the Val-Saint-François feature hills and dales, valleys, lakes, and rivers. The earliest settlers were American Loyalists who came to farm the land along the St. Francis River, and immigrants from Scotland and Ireland who left their countries to start a new life in this area. Circa 1840, the first French-speaking families arrived, forsaking the overpopulated municipalities bordering the St. Lawrence.

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Centre d'art de Richmond

Centre d'art de Richmond

1010, rue Principale Nord , Richmond J0B 2H0 819 826-2488 Website

Cleared in the late 1790s by pioneers from New England, Montreal, and the Richelieu Valley, Richmond is one of the oldest towns in the region. The municipality was named in honour of the governor-in-chief of British North America, Charles Lennox, the 4th Duke of Richmond.

Located in the former Mont Saint-Patrice convent (1884) and St. Bibiane’s Roman Catholic Church (1880), the Centre d’art de Richmond offers a wide variety of cultural activities, with its concert hall featuring exceptional acoustics, music school, and art gallery.

Activities: concerts and exhibitions.

 

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Musée de l'Ardoise (Slate Museum)

Musée de l'Ardoise (Slate Museum)

5, rue Belmont, Richmond J0B 2B0 819 826-3313 Website

Located in a Presbyterian church dating back to 1889, this interpretation centre highlights the unique heritage of slate (roofing, slate objects, etc.).

Activities: Tour focusing on slate roofs. Also, a heritage tour of Richmond, slate-cutting demonstrations, and a gift shop. Documentation available at the Centre d’interprétation de l’Ardoise.

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Woolen Mill

Woolen Mill

210, chemin Porter, Ulverton J0B 2B0 819 826-3157 Website

Dating back to 1850, the Woolen Mill is the only textile interpretation centre in Canada with a turbine and machines from the era that still function. The mill’s three storeys are devoted to the evolution of textiles. Workshops, sheep in enclosures, demonstrations. Trails, bar, food services, picnic area.

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Ulverton

Ulverton

151, route 143, Ulverton J0B 2B0 819 826 5049 Email Website

Ulverton marks the northernmost limit of the American colonization of the Eastern Townships. Some believe that it got its name from Tilverton, a village near Dublin and birthplace of Edmund T. Patterson, one of the village’s founders. Others say that it refers to the English village of Ulverston. The quality and diversity of its heritage buildings make this one of the most original and picturesque villages in Quebec.

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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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 Slate Podcast of Pays de l’Ardoise

Slate Podcast of Pays de l’Ardoise

5, rue Belmont, Richmond J0B 2B0 819 826-3313 Website

Discover the English district of Richmond with its picturesque streets: Dufferin, Aberdeen and College. The architectural quality of their building’s slate roofing has given the
district significant historic interest. By taking the pedestrian tour, you will witness the rich heritage and cultural diversity left by its founders.
Anecdotes and historical facts of this historical epicentre are included.

Offered free of charge as a podcast: download it or play it live on your smartphone from the Slate Museum website.

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Parc historique de la Poudrière de Windsor

Parc historique de la Poudrière de Windsor

342, rue Saint-Georges, Windsor J1S 2Z5 819 845-5284 Website

Come see, hear and above all, smell the history of black powder! In an enchanting setting, live to the rhythm of the industry that has marked the town’s history. Come visit our exhibits, theatrical guided tours and multi-sensory show. Enjoy five kilometers of pedestrian trails, musical happy hours and art galleries.

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«Petits chevaux de fer» at Coburn Park

«Petits chevaux de fer» at Coburn Park

, Richmond Website

When stopping in the Melbourne Township it is important to admire the magnificent sculpture made out of steel bands by the artist Jean-Marc Tétro. This work, which evolves and changes as the seasons change, honors the painter Frederick S. Coburn. It represents two horses surrounded by a giant frame, like painting as a background with our
typical countryside landscape.

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La Desserte

La Desserte

224 Rue du Collège S, Richmond J0B 2H0 819-826-1862 Website

La Desserte operates a Restaurant - Pastry - Bakery in a century-old house located in the heritage district of Richmond, with a unique architectural character and multiple slate roofs. We offer market cuisine in the form of a Bistro Menu, changing on a regular basis according to local availability. Sourdough and traditional breads as well as a wide variety of old-fashioned desserts and pastries await you.

Just a reminder, the weekend breakfasts at La Desserte are a must in Richmond.

 

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Chemin Bogie, Ulverton

Chemin Bogie, Ulverton

, Ulverton

View of the crossing of the Saint-François river and the Ulverton river.

(picture by Rick May Scott)

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Chemin Mooney, Ulverton

Chemin Mooney, Ulverton

, Ulverton

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 Parc historique de la Poudrière   - November 16 and 17, 2019

Parc historique de la Poudrière - November 16 and 17, 2019

342, rue Saint-Georges, Windsor 819 845-5284 Website

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Melbourne Christmas Market - December 2, 2023

Melbourne Christmas Market - December 2, 2023

1257, route 243, Melbourne J0B 2B0 Website

December 2, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marché champêtre de Melbourne.

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Paul-Émile-Giguère covered bridge

Paul-Émile-Giguère covered bridge

210 Chemin Porter, Ulverton J0B 2B0 Website

Covered Bridge Mill was once used by merchants and residents in the area to bring the wool mill. It was restored in 1993. The day after the inauguration, a  arsonist set fire to the bridge. From the week that followed, many administrators and volunteers were busy fundraising to enable reconstruction. The covered bridge Ulverton Woolen Mill is the only bridge with an automatic fire protection. The covered bridge was restored a third, a bright red.

source: QuebecPanorama

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Ulverton  Woolen Mill

Ulverton Woolen Mill

210, chemin Porter, Ulverton J0B 2B0 819 826-3157 Email Website

Discover our "Downtown Abbey" themed experience during our regular season! Open every Wednesday from June 21 to September 27, we offer a unique tea tasting experience. Enjoy our delicious teas prepared with care and two tasting options: high tea for $25 and regular tea for $15.

Reserve now to enjoy a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, alone, as a couple or with friends.

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Ulverton Christmas Market - December 9 and 10, 2023

Ulverton Christmas Market - December 9 and 10, 2023

155, route 143, Ulverton

From 10 AM to 4 PM at Ulverton Community Center.

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5 rue Belmont, Richmond J0B 2B0 819 826-3313 Email Website

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Christmas Market in the Windsor Powder Mill - Nov. 18-19 2023

Christmas Market in the Windsor Powder Mill - Nov. 18-19 2023

342, rue Saint-Georges, Windsor J1S 2Z5 Website

November 18-19 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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