Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
Published on Aug 1, 2022
Would you like to discover the historical treasures of the Eastern Townships? This summer, head out to the Brome-Missisquoi region and visit three original museum exhibitions that will reveal a heritage dating back to more than 200 years ago.
Unique artefacts. Period objects and archive pictures. . . Here are a few fascinating elements you’ll discover when you visit the Bruck Museum, the Missisquoi Museum and the Brome Lake Museum. Are you curious? An overview of . . .the programs offered by our three museums!
… At the Missisquoi Museum, in Stanbridge East
Until October 9, relive the turbulent 19th century years with the Eccles Hill Battle (1870) exhibition The heroes of the Mssisquoi Fenian Raids at the Missisquoi Museum. This exhibition commemorates the heroic actions of those who took to arms on the battlefield of Eccles Hill (Frelighsburg) to protect Canada against the Fenian invaders. Besides discovering more than 20,000 objects and historical archives, you’ll take this opportunity to visit an authentic general store as well as the famous Walbridge 12-sided barn, less than ten kilometres from the main museum.
. . . At the Bruck Museum, in Cowansville
The starting point of a heritage circuit, the Bruck Museum welcomes its visitors inside an old Eastern Township Bank where you can experience a documentary exhibition in two parts. Until September 5, Entre-Nous transmits the memory of the past and present situation relating to Cowansville’s textile heritage. Between the intimate portraits of the old Bruck Mills factory workers, and a series of pictures taken from the theatre presentation “Mills et une histoires”, the artist Steve Pellerin weaves a special link between the different generations while exploring the local history. A very humanistic and touching exhibition.
. . .At the Lac-Brome Museum, in Knowlton
Located in the heart of Knowlton, the Lac-Brome Museum proposes a whole new exhibition presented in partnership with the Musée des Abenakis until April 1, 2023. The Present and Past blends the collections of both museums as well as the work of the Abenaki artist, Christine Sioui-Wawanoloath. The ancestral and still active presence of the Wabanaki Nation in the region will allow you to discover the heritage, tradition and history of this Algonquin people through brightly coloured and modern works of art.
Throughout your visit to the Brome-Missisquoi museums, you’ll be exploring the Twonships Trail where you’ll be guided thanks to audio capsules that will have you discover the many signs of our past still visible today. Browse the Townships Trail website to find them.
2 metres, 20 seconds, a face covering... You know the drill. This summer, we all need to do our part to make this vacation season both enjoyable and responsible.
(In fact, I can even stand apart.)
(Anyways in #touristmode, I'm in no hurry!)
(Ring ahead to avoid the crowd... it’s that simple!)
(I promise... this is no time to joke around.)
Together - For a safe vacation - Let’s be responsible.