Skip to main content

Recently added items

Below is a list of all the recently added content, ordered from newest to oldest.

(Image)
Farm field, Stanstead East. (Photo - Matthew Farfan)
(Image)
Hayfield in Ogden. (Photo - Matthew Farfan)
(Image)
The Canada-U.S. border, Stanstead, Eastern Townships. (Photo - Matthew Farfan)
(Image)
This fall has been a spectacular one for fall colours in the Eastern Townships. This photo was taken from Ogden, on the east side of Lake Memphremagog. Seen here: Owl's Head Mountain. (Photo - Matthew Farfan)
(Image)
The historic Butters House, on Dufferin Street in Stanstead, is currently being restored. The house, which was built in the Italianate style in 1866, is currently the property of Stanstead College. (Photo - Matthew Farfan)
(Image)
CPR Steam Engine, railway yard, Farnham, Quebec. Photograph taken in 1934. (Private collection). / Locomotive à vapeur Canadien Pacifique à Farnham. Image prise en 1934. (Collection privée)
(Image)
L to R: Rod MacLeod (SOFTI writer); Project manager Rachel Garber; Heather Davis (SOFTI writer); Project manager Heather Darch; QAHN Executive Director Matthew Farfan; and QAHN President Kevin O'Donnell were on hand at Uplands Heritage and Cultural Centre in Lennoxville on March 26, 2013, along with about 30 guests, to unveil QAHN's new website, 100objects.qahn.org.
(History Article)
Benjamin Cate Howard (1865-1923) was born with a deep and solid Eastern Townships’ heritage - his grandparents from his father’s side had been Irish immigrants arriving in the Townships in the early 1820s, and a set of great grandparents from his mother’s side had been part of the Marlow pioneers in Stanstead, arriving from New Hampshire circa 1800. As it was, Ben Howard was born the second son to a farming family on what was known as the Howard Farm, Apple Grove, which was an area just a few miles northwest from where the old Marlow Settlement had been located - present day, Marlington.
(History Article)
(History Article)
The Mills during the period of the French, British and Eastern Townships
(History Article)
The Woods (Burt) Store was located at the corner of Route 243 and Cemetery Road in Melbourne, Quebec.
(History Article)
Sir Casimir Gzowski, great-grandfather of Canadian broadcaster Peter Gzowski, and engineer for the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railway, forerunner to the Grand Trunk, built this trestle over the St. Francis River at the north end of Richmond in 1852.
(History Article)
As I entered the Fort Chambly, old ghosts of people seemed to appear. I see some putting cannonballs in cannons and then light the wick. The sound is awfully loud! A tour guide then tells me about the history of the Fort Chambly… Fort Chambly was fist built in 1665. There were 4 forts. The first one was in wood. It was unfortunately too old so, they needed to replace it. They replaced it by another one in wood. It then accidentally burnt. Because the wood fort couldn’t protect itself from cannonballs and other explosives, they replaced the wood fort by a stone fort.
(History Article)
I would like to write about my ancestor William Thomas. William was born in England in 1784 and joined the army. He was in the 81st Regiment of Foot. The regiment was called “the Loyal Lincoln Volunteers”. He was sent to Canada to fight the war in 1812 called the Napoleon wars. He was sent to Quebec City and took a boat all the way to Hull to protect Lower Canada against the Americans.
(History Article)
In the month of May, the apples blossom. In fall, the apples are ripe and ready to be picked. Apple growing has been a main industry for Frelighsburg since 1930, but apples have been grown in the area for a long time. Frelighsburg is a good place to grow apples because of the gentile hills, the soils, and the pattern of the winds will blow in the area. Farmers began to change their farms to apple orchards. Adelard Godbout, who was once the premier of Quebec, had an orchard in the Frelighsburg area.
(History Article)
George was born in Napierville, in the province of Quebec, on September 29, 1836. His father was of Irish descent, and he was a farmer and a mill owner. The early days of George’s life was spent on the family farm and in his father’s mill.
(History Article)
In the 1800s railways were needed in the Eastern Townships to get to raw materials, for fast travel, the growth of businesses, and to fill in the desire to build more railway lines.
(History Article)
The St. Francis College (1854-1898) played a prominent role on the education scene in Quebec.
(History Article)
The following is our sixth excerpt from the "Private Journal" of Henry Joseph Martin, a resident of Stanstead, Quebec. Funding for transcription and research into this unique historical document has been provided in part by the Bélanger-Gardner Foundation of Bishop's University, Townshippers' Foundation, and through the Heritage Online Multimedia Enrichment Initiative of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN). ____________________________________________________________________
(History Article)
The following is our fifth excerpt from the "Private Journal" of Henry Joseph Martin, a resident of Stanstead, Quebec. Funding for transcription and research into this unique historical document has been provided in part by the Bélanger-Gardner Foundation of Bishop's University, Townshippers' Foundation, and through the Heritage Online Multimedia Enrichment Initiative of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN). ____________________________________________________________________
(History Article)
The following is our third excerpt from the "Private Journal" of Henry Joseph Martin, a resident of Stanstead, Quebec. Funding for transcription and research into this unique historical document has been provided in part by the Bélanger-Gardner Foundation of Bishop's University, Townshippers' Foundation, and through the Heritage Online Multimedia Enrichment Initiative of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN). ____________________________________________________________________
(History Article)
The following is our fourth excerpt from the "Private Journal" of Henry Joseph Martin, a resident of Stanstead, Quebec. Funding for transcription and research into this unique historical document has been provided in part by the Bélanger-Gardner Foundation of Bishop's University, Townshippers' Foundation, and through the Heritage Online Multimedia Enrichment Initiative of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN). ____________________________________________________________________
(History Article)
The following is our second excerpt from the "Private Journal" of Henry Joseph Martin, a resident of Stanstead, Quebec. Funding for transcription and research into this unique historical document has been provided in part by the Bélanger-Gardner Foundation of Bishop's University, Townshippers' Foundation, and through the Heritage Online Multimedia Enrichment Initiative of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN). ____________________________________________________________________