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--April 27, 2016.

I’m not sure if the following was included in the Round Table report in October so I may be repeating myself. Thanks to a grant from the Haut St. Francois CLD we were able to have approximately 1000 more artifacts photographed and processed on the Museum’s Archilog programme. This work took place from May to August and was carried out by Brigitte Campeau, Archivist Consultant.

The Museum is closed to visitors from early October to the end of May, however we continue to follow-up on genealogy requests and other work.

In November, Denis Palmer and I attended a workshop, presented by Townshippers’ Association and the C.A.B. on ~ How to be a Board of Directors of a non-profit organization.

In February it was a busy time collaborating with Sharron Rothney and her group of amateur actors presenting the play “Where We Call Home”. I’m proud to say this group of volunteer actors and crew is so popular it was presented 3 times! It was video-taped and we were able to sell copies of the play.

March is the Annual Irish Night with another enjoyable evening of music and storytelling which takes place at the Bulwer Community Center as does the Spring Brunch in April.

Just recently, Jackie Hyman and I attended the Volunteering Matters, workshop in Stanstead presented by QAHN.

We have had a small group of faithful volunteers working one, and sometimes two days a week, since October doing the finishing work needed in the Foss House, our new Welcome Center. It will indeed be ready for this season on our official opening date of June 11th.

From January through the end of March, our Museum was one of the 4 participating in the Eastern Townships Research Project, the Eastern Townships Archives Portal, with archivist, Jody Robinson.

Events scheduled in 2016 include:
Golf Tournament - May 22nd at the Coaticook Golf Course;
Annual General Meeting - May 27th at the Museum;
Hymn Sing Sunday afternoon, July 17 using the Museum’s harmonium;
Old Fashioned Day at the Museum on August 7.
Event ideas are still being talked over for September and October.