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  • Newton Brookhouse
  • 150 years Coaticook
  • Kids!
  • Go with the flow

As part of the exhibition series DISCOVER YOUR PAST, the ETRC is opening its archives to share the treasures of several fonds and collections with the broader public. The exhibitions showcase a small selection of the thousands of remarkable photographs in the ETRC’s collection.

Newton Brookhouse

Pioneer in Townships Photography

Due to the overwhelming success of the exhibition series DISCOVER YOUR PAST, the Eastern Townships Resource Centre is excited to unveil its next instalment. “Newton Brookhouse: Pioneer in Townships Photography” is an exhibition with photographic masterpieces pulled from the archives of the Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC). Brookhouse is revealed to be a Townships’ photographer, thriving in the very early days of photography. The amazing quality of his pictures perfectly preserves the daily life and history of the Eastern Townships into spectacular images.

Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds

150 years Coaticook

A photographic journey

150 years Coaticook – A photographic journey” presents the daily life in Coaticook over the last 15 decades. For the city’s anniversary, the Eastern Townships Resource Centre and the Coaticook Historical Society searched their archives for the most beautiful and significant photographs to show how life was in the past.

Discover how Main Street has changed over the years, how train and car made their first appearance in the city and what it meant to live in Coaticook and the surrounding area. Visit the bar of the Half-Way-Hotel to have drink with the travelers, see the proud Coaticook Fire Brigade and observe the changes marked by the style of clothing, architecture and the quality and setting of the photographs.

Kids!

Children of the Eastern Townships between 1890 – 1930

Kids! is a photograph exhibition that displays the life of children in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and takes you on a journey back in time. Kids! celebrates children and the unique environment they had growing up in our region.  Boys out riding in wintertime, girls playing in the hay or fishing at the river: These children were fortunate to be surrounded by an undeniably distinct landscape that affected how they were reared. The rich topography with vast fields, endless lakes and rivers, and beautiful mountains was, and is still, a phenomenal playground for children. Discover the changes marked by the style of clothing, the toys the children played with, and the quality and setting of the photographs. Although the exhibit’s time frame from 1890 to 1930 reflects these changes throughout the decades, the timeless aspect of what it means to be a child in the Townships has remained the same.

Newton Brookhouse fonds - 039
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Newton Brookhouse fonds
Mildred Waldron collection - P170-001-002-001
Hally Carrington Brent family fonds- P181-025
Speid-Motyer family fonds - P196-017-02-006-028
Elvyn M. Baldwin family fonds - P173-005-02-10-01
Elvyn M. Baldwin family fonds - P173-005-02-002-003
Hally Carrington Brent family fonds - P181-130
Newton Brookhouse fonds - 159
Hackett family fonds - P158-010-001
Hally Carrington Brent family fonds - P181-007
Gingras family fonds - P168-049
H.K. Warren Milne collection - 017
Hally Carrington Brent family fonds - P181-022
Hally Carrington Brent family fonds - P181-027
Hally Carrington Brent family fonds - P181-016
Hally Carrington Brent family fonds - P181-004
Hally Carrington Brent family fonds - P181-019
Newton Brookhouse fonds - 156

Go with the flow

Life by the water

Go with the Flow – Life by the water in the Eastern Townships is a photograph exhibition that displays the life along rivers and lakes in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and takes you on a journey back in time.

Go with the Flow is an exciting look into the past of the Eastern Townships. Discover the changes marked by the style of clothing and the quality and setting of the photographs. Although the exhibit’s time frame from 1890 to 1950 reflects these changes throughout the decades, the timeless aspect of what it means to live in the Townships has not changed.

Andrew Sangster fonds - P078-217
Newton Brookhouse fonds - P288
Andrew Sangster fonds - P078-216
Lafrance family fonds- P042
Newton Brookhouse fonds - P95
Hally Carrington fonds - P181-b139
P020/003.06/003/532
P020-003.06
P020-77-7-09
Lake Massawippi Area Historical Society collection - P177-01-004003
Ian Tait collection - P163-004-008
Lake Massawippi Historical Society - P177-007-01-004-001
P020/003.06
Newton Brookhouse fonds - P042