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About Jazmine

I am a proud Townshipper, descended from settlers in the Stanstead and Magog areas. I studied History and Indigenous Studies at Bishop’s University and completed my Master of Information Studies degree at McGill. I am Head Archivist of the Eastern Townships Resource Centre, and I have also worked with other heritage organizations in Quebec and Ontario since 2017. I am passionate about preserving and sharing our rich local history.

Latest articles

Depicting Christmas folk tales with illustrations by Frederick S. Coburn

December 18th, 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. …

Every picture tells a story: help us tell more stories

October 5th, 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…

Remembering School Days

September 7th, 2018

September is upon us, which means that students and teachers all over the province are in the midst of settling into the school routines.  This year, as with each new school year, they will be…

The Curious Case of the Unnamed Diaries

August 2nd, 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…

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

July 4th, 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…

The Eastern Townships Bank

June 19th, 2018

Walking down the main streets of any number of Townships’ towns – Coaticook, Rock Island, Danville, or Granby – passersby can find themselves taken in by the commanding neo-classical and second empire architectural styles of…