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As a true native of the Eastern Townships, I was raised on a dairy farm near Lennoxville. Always interested in the history of the region, I obtained my BA from Bishop’s University and went on to pursue Master’s studies in History at the Université de Sherbrooke. I worked with heritage organizations in the Eastern Townships, including the Colby-Curtis Museum, the Compton County Historical Museum Society and served as the archivist at the Eastern Townships Resource Centre. Beginning in 2006, I have been publishing articles about Townships’ history, people and culture – trying to spread the word about our beautiful region and its rich heritage.

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Nine years in the making: the Sherbrooke Protestant Hospital

August 15th, 2016

This July marked the 120th anniversary of the official inauguration of the Sherbrooke Protestant Hospital, which had its beginnings rooted nearly a decade earlier, in 1887.  The impetus for the hospital was two-fold:  Chiefly, fast-growing…

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The 1918 National Registration

August 1st, 2016

A little metal case, showing  only a string of numbers through a small window.   On the other side, one half of the document can be seen through a plastic jacket.   Once opened up, the small…

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Excitement on the Border: Highlights from Highwater

July 4th, 2016

Highwater, Quebec – North Troy, Vermont. For some today, the knowledge of these places might be linked only to the border crossing there, as a way for adventurous motorists to circumvent long holiday line-ups at…

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Adventure on the Memphremagog

July 2nd, 2016

Glorious summertime, when school is out and children can spend days creating their own adventures.  In June of 1920, summer adventure was certainly on the menu when four 16-year-olds set out for a canoe trip…