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Eastern Townships Heritage Fair Coming Up!

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larger_slate_0.jpgFollowing their wedding ceremony in 1850, Helen Henderson and John Sims decided to make a new life together in the St. Francis River Valley. The only catch was that they had to walk over 240 kilometres to get there. Find out what happened to the newlyweds and other enterprising settlers at the Eastern Townships Heritage Fair to be held at the Eaton Corner Museum, 374 Rte 253, Cookshire-Eaton, Quebec.

Organized by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network and in partnership with Townshippers' Association, historical societies and museums from across the Eastern Townships will gather on Friday October 13, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to share their knowledge of history and genealogy. Come and meet heritage keepers who can give you tips on protecting your old photographs, guide you in family ancestry projects and let you know all about the rich history of the Townships.

Also on hand will be well-known fiddler Terry Howel and author Nick Fonda will sign copies of his new book "Richmond Now and Then: An Anecdotal History." Both QAHN and Townshippers' will be onsite with information and membership opportunities. Come and say hello and find out more about your local history.

For more information, please call 819-564-9595/ toll free 1-877-964-0409 or see the QAHN website at