Category Archives: Eastern Townships

Dr. Desmond Morton to speak about Townshippers during WWI

Well-known military historian Dr. Desmond Morton will speak at the Stanstead Historical Society’s annual general meeting on Saturday, June 14. In his talk, So… what did Townshippers do in the Great War, Daddy?, Dr. Morton will discuss the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, the … Continue reading

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New exhibit to open at Eaton Corner Museum

If you plan to tour Quebec’s Eastern Townships this summer, make sure you visit the Eaton Corner Museum to see its new permanent exhibit, A Tale of the Townships, that opens tomorrow, June 7. The exhibit tells the story of the … Continue reading

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Lac-Mégantic library to open its doors today after last July’s devastating explosion

Almost eight months to the day after the horrifying train derailment and explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec that cost 47 people their lives and destroyed most of the downtown area, including the municipal library and its archives, the new library will officially open its doors today … Continue reading

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Oldest house in Knowlton, Quebec slated for demolition

A golf club in Knowlton, Quebec has received the go-ahead to tear down the 1815 home of Paul Holland Knowlton, the founder of the village in the Eastern Townships. Citizens, however, hope to save the historic home by dismantling and … Continue reading

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Lecture — Loyalist refugees in Quebec’s Eastern Townships

This Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society presents Michel Racicot who will speak about Loyalist Refugees: The Story of the First Settlers in the Eastern Townships. The lecture will be delivered in English, followed by a … Continue reading

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2015 Great Gathering in Frampton, Quebec

Next year, 2015, marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the first Irish people in Frampton, Quebec. To celebrate, a Great Gathering of Frampton Irish descendants will take place July 2 – 5, 2015, in Frampton. Frampton lies about 75 … Continue reading

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History of Eastern Townships featured in Sherbrooke Record series

On the Eastern Townships Resource Centre’s website, the Archives department has posted a fascinating series of Sherbrooke Record articles and photos about the history of the region. There are more than 70 articles that the newspaper published between 2011 and 2013 and … Continue reading

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