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Colby-Curtis Museum director Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande unveils the new exhibition, a collaborative effort by QAHN and the museum. The exhibition is on until October 2019. Info: 819-876-7322 Photo - MF.
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Colby-Curtis Museum director Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande unveils the new exhibition, a collaborative effort by QAHN and the museum. The exhibition is on until October 2019. Info: 819-876-7322 Photo - MF.
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Grade 4 student Raya Girard (right) stopped by the QAHN office today to pick up her certificate and prize money for coming second in QAHN's 2019 Heritage Essay Contest. She is pictured here with QAHN ED Matthew Farfan.
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The final Heritage Talks event of this season headed to Eaton Corner Museum, in the Eastern Townships. nearly 40 people crowded the museum's Foss House for a fascinating talk by Grant Myers on the "Witch of New Mexico Road" and Irish folklore in the region. Photo - M. Farfan
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Contact QAHN to order a copy while supplies last! home@qahn.org Photo - Renee Arshinoff
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Another standing-room only event today in QAHN's 2019 Heritage Talks series. Over 60 visitors crowded into historic, atmospheric Golden Rule Lodge No. 5 in Stanstead. Grant Myers and Jean-Jacques Rousseau explained the history - and some of the mystery - surrounding Freemasonry, in particular Freemasonry along the Quebec-Vermont border. The event was followed by a lunch at the Colby-Curtis Museum, across the street. Photo - Matthew Farfan
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Another standing-room only event today in QAHN's 2019 Heritage Talks series. Over 60 visitors crowded into historic, atmospheric Golden Rule Lodge No. 5 in Stanstead. Grant Myers and Jean-Jacques Rousseau explained the history - and some of the mystery - surrounding Freemasonry, in particular Freemasonry along the Quebec-Vermont border. The event was followed by a lunch at the Colby-Curtis Museum, across the street. Photo - Matthew Farfan
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Another standing-room only event today in QAHN's 2019 Heritage Talks series. Over 60 visitors crowded into historic, atmospheric Golden Rule Lodge No. 5 in Stanstead. Grant Myers and Jean-Jacques Rousseau explained the history - and some of the mystery - surrounding Freemasonry, in particular Freemasonry along the Quebec-Vermont border. The event was followed by a lunch at the Colby-Curtis Museum, across the street. Photo - Matthew Farfan
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Johanna Tzountzouris of the Centre for Community Organizations helped to animate a session on social media, at th eColby-Curtis Museum in Stanstead, as part of QAHN's Communication Matters series. Photo - MF
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Heritage Talks heads to mysterious Golden Rule Lodge, Canada's oldest Masonic Hall, in Stanstead on May 25, 10:30 a.m. Join us to hear all about the mysteries of Freemasonry! Featuring Grant Myers and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. 560 Dufferin Stanstead. Includes lunch at nearby Colby-Curtis Museum. $20 per person. RSVP 819-876-7322 Click here for the complete program!
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QAHN's 2019 Heritage Talks program visited the Colby-Curtis Museum in Stanstead for a fascinating talk by Dwane Wilkin on the historic salmon population of the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Photo - MF.
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Following a talk at the Stanbridge East Community Centre, QAHN's own (and Missisquoi Museum curator) Heather Darch took participants on a spirited tour of several local graveyards in Missisquoi County. Photo - Christina Adamko.
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The TRCF has awarded QAHN financial support for its 2019-2020 Heritage Talks series.
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QAHN's own Dwane Wilkin brought a long-lost naturalist back to life with his presentation "Consolations of the Marsh: Remembering Henry Mousley" at Uplands in Lennoxville.
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It was another good crowd at this past weekend's Heritage Talks lecture in Knowlton... next stop: Atwater Library in Westmount!
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Marion Greenlay has been QAHN's bookkeeper since the organization was founded nearly 20 years ago. She is also a key volunteer for both the Townships Sun and the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society (LAHMS)... Long may she reign!
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QAHN co-sponsored a trivia nite, organized by the organization Youth 4 Youth, last week at the Golden Lion Pub in Lennoxville. Emily Desormeaux, of Townshippers' Association, another partner, reported that the event had been a great success, and possibly the first of many. QAHN intern Bishop's University student Duncan Crabtree helped to animate the evening.
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--February 13, 2019. 1. b. Pearl ash from the hardwood forests. Beef and dairy products would later become the main agricultural goods produced in the area. 2. b. American squatters. The Abenakis had hunted the land long before but had not settled permanently. Before 1791, the land had not been parcelled out to British or French-Canadian settlers. 3. d. St. Francis River. 4. b. It would remain an empty buffer zone between the United States and Lower Canada. 5. c. Those who owned the land had no interest in settling it.
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--February 12, 2019. 1. What was the very first form of agricultural produce that the early Townships colonists profited from? a. Squash fields abandoned by members of the Abenaki nation b. Pearl ash from the hardwood forests c. Grains (flax, wheat, barley) d. Beef and dairy products 2. Which group first permanently settled the Eastern Townships region? a. Loyalists b. American squatters c. The Abenaki nation d. Retired government officials
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QAHN's 2nd Annual Eastern Townships Heritage Fair, Melbourne, October 20, 2018. Keith Wilcox, President of the Georgeville Historical Society, with a prized artefact. Photo - M. Farfan