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Important Gift of a Music Box and a Painting

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--June 2, 2011.

larger_boite_a_musique_0.jpgOn the occasion of the opening of the Missisquoi Museum 2011 season, the Reverend Keith and Mrs. Edwina Eddy presented a 19th century tabletop disc music box and a Gordon Ladd oil painting to the Missisquoi Museum in memory of their son Bryan Jarvis Eddy (1959-1976).

Reverend Eddy is a Past-President of the Missisquoi Historical Society and both the Reverend Keith and Mrs. Eddy have been Life Members and supporters of the Missisquoi Historical Society for many years.

The oil painting by well-known Eastern Townships’ artist Gordon Ladd is a beautiful interpretation of the Simon Lyster log cabin located in Philipsburg, QC.

The “Stella” music box was created by Mermod Frères of Ste Croix Switzerland in 1897. It is enclosed in a mahogany case with a carved front panel and plays metal discs that contain popular tunes from the end of the 19th century. At the time, the music box was sold at the cost of $175 and the discs cost $1 each. It will be a pleasure for the Missisquoi Museum to play the music box at special occasions and to hear the lovely melodies from over 100 years ago.

It is possible to support the Missisquoi Museum by financial contributions or by becoming a regular or life member. The Museum also accepts «In memoriam» donations in money or artefacts from the region. For further information on the subject, please contact the Missisquoi Museum at 450 248 3153 or at