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Colby-Curtis Lecture-Luncheon: "Tempest in the Teapot: The Cedarville-Georgeville Rivalry on Lake Memphremagog"

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Lecturer: Jeffrey Packard (in English):
Title: “Tempest in the Teapot: The Cedarville-Georgeville rivalry and the establishment of Canadian Customs on Lake Memphremagog.”

Dr. Jeffrey Packard will give a lecture entitled, “Tempest in the Teapot: The Cedarville-Georgeville rivalry and the establishment of Canadian Customs on Lake Memphremagog.” This well-illustrated talk traces the history of the establishment of Customs on the Lake in the latter half of the 19th century, and introduces the listener to a cast of memorable local and provincial characters.

Jeff Packard has been a life-long seasonal resident of Cedarville and a passionate detractor of all things Georgevillian! His vocation has been petroleum geology (Ph.D., 1985, University of Ottawa). But his extracurricular interest has always been the local and regional history of the Eastern Townships. Jeff and his wife Buffy have for many years spent summers in and old CPR railroad caboose in Ogden. Now retired, they have built a zero-energy eco-house on the shores of the Memphremagog on the very property where the old Cedarville custom’s House once stood.

The cost: $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Please make your reservation before October 22nd, at (819) 876-7322