October 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Eaton Corner Museum
Eaton Corner Museum
374 Rte 253, Cookshire-Eaton, QC J0B 1M0
Fall is for exploring! So come discover and investigate the past at the first-ever Eastern Townships Heritage Fair held on Friday, October 13, from 1 to 4 p.m, in Cookshire-Eaton.
Historical and cultural groups play an important role in heritage preservation and appreciation. Without them, we might lose precious artifacts and knowledge from our past.
Nearly a dozen historical and cultural societies will be meeting earlier in the day to network and explore ways to continue their important work.
In the afternoon, the community is invited to explore a wide range of historic collections, exhibitions and built-heritage treasures on display by participating museums and historical societies from across the region. Admission is free.
Eaton Corner Museum is hosting the fair in its recently restored Foss House (circa the 1820s), part of a unique colonial-era building complex that includes a beautifully preserved former Congregational Church (1841) and the local Academy (1864). Both are striking examples of the American influence on 19th-century Townships architecture, and provincially designated historic sites.
Other displays include Knowlton’s Brome County Historical Museum; Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre and the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical Association; Stanstead’s Colby-Curtis Museum; Richmond County Historical Society Museum; and the newest addition to the Townships’ network of community heritage organizations, the Copp’s Ferry Museum in Georgeville.
Author and Townships historian Nick Fonda will be on hand to sign copies of his latest book of stories, Richmond: Now and Then: An Anecdotal History and local fiddler Terry Howel will furnish the tunes.
This event is sponsored by Townshippers’ Association and the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network, with financial support from the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Historical societies and museums across our region strive each day to preserve, celebrate and teach us about the places where we live. Come learn about their activities and services, and find out how you can get involved as a heritage volunteer in your community.
WHEN: Friday, October 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Eaton Corner Museum, 374 Route 253, Cookshire-Eaton
For more information, call Dwane Wilkin, QAHN projects director, at: (819) 564-9595.