To promote the history of the Coaticook region.
Archives (3rd floor of the old post office building).
Photographs, including 23,000 from the newspaper Le Progrès de Coaticook; newspapers (20 bound albums of l'Étoile de l'Est and the Coaticook Observer, from 1927-1937, donated by the Archdiocese of Sherbrooke); books on the history of Coaticook and area; periodicals on history, heritage, genealogy; maps.
Developing a multi-disciplinary archive of local and regional history, accessible to researchers; conducting and encouraging research on various topics in the fields of history, genealogy, sociology, heritage, toponymy, archaeology, economics, and politics. Publishing research. Organizing conferences and exhibitions. Conserving and restoring historic documents. Collaborating with the Town of Coaticook, adjacent municipalities, and public organizations, in decisions relating to place-names and regional heritage. History panel, which describes different historic facts each month. Monthly "history lunches," with different speakers, and published on the Society website.
Le Courant (since 1999): free.
Annual membership: $10.00 (individual); $5.00 (student).
34 Main Est, 3rd floor, Coaticook, QC, J1A 1N2