Richmond County Historical Society
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.