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Originaire des Cantons-de-l’Est, j’ai été élevé dans une ferme laitière près de Lennoxville. Toujours intéressé par l’histoire de la région, j’ai obtenu mon baccalauréat de l’Université Bishop’s et j’ai poursuivi des études en histoire à l’Université de Sherbrooke. J’ai travaillé avec des organismes du patrimoine dans les Cantons-de-l’Est, notamment le Musée Colby-Curtis, la Compton County Historical Museum Society et j’ai servi comme archiviste au Centre de ressources pour l’étude des Cantons-de-l’Est. À partir de 2006, je publie des articles sur l’histoire, les gens et la culture des townships – en essayant de faire connaître notre belle région et son riche patrimoine.

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View of the Slack greenhouse in Waterloo, 1909 (P058 H.R. Derick collection)

The king of the mushroom: Slack Brothers of Waterloo

15 janvier , 2019

It’s cold outside.  All plant life is covered in centimetres of the white stuff and our hopes of fresh garden vegetables are months away.  In this cold-weather season, don’t you just crave a good, fresh…

Illustration by Coburn for Christmas in French Canada, “V’la l’bon vent! V’la l’joli vent”

Depicting Christmas folk tales with illustrations by Frederick S. Coburn

18 décembre , 2018

Hills covered with snow, a sled carrying logs pulled by a team of horses.  These are among the most-remembered subjects of Townships painter Frederick S. Coburn (1871-1960), who spent much of his life in Melbourne. …

Unknown young woman, photograph from the Wilkinson Bros Studio in Cookshire, ca. 1930s

Every picture tells a story: help us tell more stories

5 octobre , 2018

“A photograph is worth a thousand words.”  This idiom certainly rings true when it comes to some photographs.  And while other photographs might not hold the weight of a thousand words, many are still able…

Main Street in Bedford, ca. 1910s, a place that Delbert visited often.

The Curious Case of the Unnamed Diaries

2 août , 2018

Old diaries can be delightful windows onto the past, with descriptions of the day-to-day activities of a bygone era.  They can also be useful tools for researchers, providing key data needed for their analyses, such…

A portion of the Beebe Subdivision railbed shortly before the removal of rails and ties, ca. 1992.

From Rail to Trail: Sentiers Massawippi and the struggle for a recreational nature path

4 juillet , 2018

On a cold and wet September morning in 1990, 60 runners gathered at Bishop’s University for a five and 12 kilometer race to raise funds for a feasibility study on the possible conversion of the…

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Consolidated schools and the changing landscape of schooling in the Townships

21 mars , 2017

It’s funny how some things become ingrained in our memories from childhood, while others slip so easily away. I still remember the Ascot Consolidated School just outside of Lennoxville that sat at the end of…