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2ND ANNUAL EASTERN TOWNSHIPS HERITAGE FAIR: "Heritage Waterways in the Townships"

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Date: 
October 20, 2018
Time: 
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Entry Fees: 
Free admission.
Location: 
Melbourne Town Hall 1257, Route 243 Melbourne Township, Qc.
Information: 

Join the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) and more than a dozen museums and cultural organizations from across the region on Saturday, October 20 as we gather for our second annual Eastern Townships Heritage Fair.

This year’s celebration takes place in historic Melbourne Township on the St. Francis River, and features displays and talks exploring the influence of rivers and lakes in the history of Townships communities, including a brand new QAHN exhibit entitled, Waterways of the St. Francis.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet the many volunteers who are dedicated to preserving and sharing Townships history and heritage. Come learn how you can get involved in cultural and heritage activities where you live, find out about upcoming exhibits, or get help with a family history project. And discover what communities in the St. Francis River watershed can and must do to protect and preserve this vital natural resource.

Guest presenters include Julie Grenier from the Conseil de gouvernance du bassin versant de la rivière St-François, and Drummondville city councillor John Husk, who recently oversaw municipal efforts to clean up and restore a major tributary long threatened by agricultural runoff and soil erosion.

Music for this event is courtesy of pianist Francine Beaubien.

Also featured all day: "Townships Expressions," a selection of local books and music by Townshippers' Association.

Admission is free of charge, and you can round out your visit with stops at the local farmer’s market and nearby Richmond County Historical Society Museum, our partner for the day.