Rich­mond County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety

Stanstead Journal - - AROUND TOWN - Rich­mond

The Har­vest Lun­cheon will be held on Sun­day, Oct. 27 at noon at Le Temps des Cerises restau­rant, 79 du Carmel St. in Danville. A de­li­cious meal will be served and spe­cial cer­tifi­cates to long-term prop­erty own­ers will be pre­sented. The guest speaker will be Rachel Gar­ber who will present the 100 Ob­jects Project. Rachel Gar­ber worked at Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion dur­ing the first decade of the 21st cen­tury, first as as­sis­tant ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor and then as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor. Now she is writ­ing

for the Sher­brooke Record and the Jour­nal Le Haut-Saint-François. She and Heather Darch co-di­rected the 100 Ob­jects project for QAHN last year.

In part­ner­ship with his­tor­i­cal so­ci­eties, mu­se­ums and com­mu­nity groups across Que­bec, the Que­bec An­glo­phone Her­itage Net­work (QAHN) cre­ated a por­trait of the English-speak­ing com­mu­ni­ties of Que­bec in all of its diver­sity through a web­site and DVD project called “Sig­nif­i­cant Ob­jects for Telling Iden­tity.” This web­site con­tains his­toric im­ages and doc­u­ments, beau­ti­ful photographs of ob­jects, sto­ries and es­says, and videos as well as an his­tor­i­cal time­line based on English-speak­ing his­tory. The re­sult is a fas­ci­nat­ing look at the his­tory of Que­bec through the ob­jects of the English­s­peak­ing com­mu­nity.

Rich­mond County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety con­trib­uted to this project with 2 items: a land deed signed by Bet­sey Clark in 1848 for land for the first rail­road, the St. Lawrence and At­lantic in Mel­bourne Town­ship, and a slate-cut­ter which was used in an early quarry to­gether with the story of the Slat­ing­ton Quarry near As­bestos.

Reser­va­tions are nec­es­sary by Oct. 24, con­tact 819-826-1923 or 819-8262793. Cancellations should be made 48 hours be­fore the event.

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