The Eastern Townships: Land of Passage, Place of Settlement, Home of Communities
TheSociété d’histoire de Sherbrooke and the Fédération Histoire Québec (FHQ), in collaboration with the Québec Anglophone Heritage Network, invite the general public to join with their member societies at the 47th Annual Meeting which is to be held in the beautiful Eastern Townships from 25 through 27 May, 2012.
The theme of the conference, “The Eastern Townships: Land of Passage, Place of Settlement, Home of Communities”, will offer participants a unique opportunity to discover aspects of the history and heritage, as well as the present identity, of this region. Twelve workshops and lectures will be offered by presenters passionate about their subject. From the archaeology of early Indian groups to student research in the history of Sherbrooke, from the role of religious communities in the Townships to the emergence of feminism in Sherbrooke in the 1920s, from the discovery of N’dakkina through the waves of immigrants who affected the Townships of today, there will be many discoveries to be made.
If the Saturday is dedicated to historic exploration, the activities of Sunday will be devoted to tourism: four excursions, either on foot or by bus, will unveil the attractions of greater Sherbrooke and the region of ComptonCoaticook. “Par le chemin des fresques” is a tour animated by a group of 15 persons who explore the Queen City of the 1950s as well as the treasures of modern Sherbrooke. “Mémoire vive”, a walking tour guided by GPS, will allow participants, each furnished with an ipad, to discover the history of the city. A third excursion will take visitors to the historic Uplands museum, a neoGeorgian residence built in 1862, where they can enjoy an English tea, and a subsequent organ concert at St. Mark’s Chapel of Bishop’s University. Finally, there will be a tour to the area of ComptonCoaticook, including visits to the Beaulne museum located in the centenary
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For the complete programme, detailed information and registration, please consult the website of the Fédération Histoire Québec (www.histoirequebec.qc.ca), or that of the Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke (www.histoiresherbrooke.com.) *FREE for churches events, service clubs events, and recognized charitable org. only. - Send all activities or changes by Monday, 3 p.m., at least one week before the event, only by email at email@example.com (not responsible for typing errors) FREE TREES – Saturday May 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 225 rue Frontenac, Sherbrooke, While Quantise last! BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC – There will be a blood pressure clinic in North Hatley June 1st at the Library, 165 Main Street N, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS –There will be a blood pressure clinic on June 12th at the Masonic Hall, 3002 College Street, Lennoxville from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS – There will be a blood pressure clinic Tuesday May 22nd and June 26th at the Town Hall, 170 Principal S, Waterville, at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. WALK IN MY SHOES CAMPAIGN – Is asking for new (never worn) clothing items for homeless people. Cash donations are used to buy thermal underwear or footwear. Drop donations at Mental Health Estrie, 257 Queen, Lennoxville or at distribution points in the area. For info 819-565-3777 or firstname.lastname@example.org WELCOME WEDNESDAYS – Organized by Women’s Centre. “Get together” for coffee or tea or have a chat, meet friends, browse the library and learn to crochet. Activity room avail. 1:15-3:45 p.m. Bring knitting or craft. ACEF ESTRIE – Defense of consumers’ rights organization. Free services from third year students from Faculty of Law, ready to answer questions. Info ACEF Estrie 819-563-8144. ÉCOCENTRES –Info Écocentre Michel-ledoux, 1000 Léon-trépanier via Lavigerie, 819-822-6010; Écocentre Rose-cohen, 365 Pépin, via Portland Blvd, 819-822-6033. FUN FEARLESS FITNESS – Women 16 and + highly qualified instructor. Every Monday, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Lennoxville French Elementary School, École St-antoine’s Gym. Parking on Church and Speid St., Info Sunita 819-563-9987. LENNOXVILLE-ASCOT HISTORICAL & MUSEUM SOCIETY – Open from Wednesdays to Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. 9 rue Speid, Lennoxville. Info 819-564-0409.