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Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society

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Date Founded: 
1970
Mission: 

To record, study, and promote the heritage of the Lennoxville-Ascot area.

Physical Description: 

lennoxville.jpgThe Society occupies the second floor of the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, a neo-Georgian home, built by the Paddon family in the heart of Lennoxville in 1862. This includes: a permanent exhibition room (a Victorian parlour); two temporary exhibition halls focusing on local heritage themes; an archives room; office space; and storage space for the collection.

The Society also manages the workshop in the Uplands Red Barn, located on the property.

Collections: 

uplands4.jpgApproximately 3000 objects, including an extensive collection of clothing and other textile items, tools, toys, photographic equipment, porcelain and silver artifacts, and works of art.

The collection also includes all of the period furniture found throughout the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre.

The focus of the collection (and of exhibitions) is on items of local and regional historic interest.

The Archives feature material on the Lennoxville-Ascot area and the Eastern Townships in general. They also include extensive genealogical reference material.

Special Activities: 

A monthly programme of activities with lectures and guest speakers. Regular thematic exhibitions on the heritage of the Lennoxville-Ascot area.

Publications: 

Various publications (please inquire for titles and prices).

Business Hours: 

June 24-Labour Day: Tuesday to Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Rest of the year: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Archives: by appointment only.

Fees: 

Annual membership: $10.00 (individual); $100.00 (life membership).
Entrance fees: Donations are appreciated.

Languages:

English
French
Address: 

9 Speid, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville Borough), QC, J1M 1R9.

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Telephone: 
(819) 564-0409
Fax: 
(819) 564-8951
Contact person: 
Lillian Rider