Merry House call­ing on for­mer tex­tile work­ers

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

The Tex­tile in­dus­try played an in­te­gral part of Ma­gog's de­vel­op­ment in the 20th cen­tury and its his­tory will be fea­tured at the first tem­po­rary ex­hibit pre­sented at La Mai­son Merry in 2018.

Those re­spon­si­ble for this fu­ture ex­hi­bi­tion are ap­peal­ing to for­mer tex­tile work­ers who laboured in one of the in­dus­try’s Ma­gog fac­to­ries.

In par­tic­u­lar, the com­mit­tee is look­ing for pho­to­graphs, films, or pe­riod ob­jects, as well as the tes­ti­monies of th­ese work­ing class work­ers.

Through this ex­hi­bi­tion, or­ga­niz­ers want to give voice to th­ese pi­o­neers through their mem­o­ries of work, so­cial life or their daily lives.

Those in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing can con­tact Geneviève Do­rion-bélisle (Ex­hi­bi­tions, Ed­u­ca­tional Ac­tion and Events at Merry House) at 819- 2017-0727 or pro­jets@maison­merry.ca

To be pre­sented over two years, the ex­hi­bi­tion will ad­dress the themes of work­ing con­di­tions, strike move­ments, and trade union­ism, among oth­ers.

Owned by the Town of Ma­gog, the Merry House is a place of col­lec­tive mem­ory and will open its doors to the pub­lic in 2018. It will have a man­date to present var­i­ous ex­hi­bi­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties rel­e­vant to Ma­gog’s his­tory.

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