Hun­dreds head to Beaulne’s Open House

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Coat­i­cook

People of all ages came from near and far to at­tend the Beaulne Mu­seum’s Open House, held last Sun­day in Coat­i­cook. “It was a great suc­cess and about four hun­dred people at­tended,” said Fran­cois Thierry Toé, the mu­seum’s di­rec­tor and cu­ra­tor.

Free ac­tiv­i­ties were go­ing on through­out the day, in­clud­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Pioneer’s Gar­den and an arche­o­log­i­cal dig be­hind the mu­seum. Five his­tor­i­cal fig­ures were un­veiled in the Pioneer’s Gar­den, bring­ing the to­tal of pi­o­neers on the Pioneer Trail to 22. They were: Jeanne Bac­hand, Matthew H. Cochrane, Marie Marthe Paquin Crete, Wil­fred Mo­rache and Thomas Van Dyke.

There was also an ex­hi­bi­tion of the works of the young chil­dren who at­tended art work­shops at the mu­seum through­out the year, draw­ing the young artists and their fam­i­lies back on site for the oc­ca­sion. Artists from Coatic’ Art were also on hand do­ing demon­stra­tions.

Chil­dren learnt to make kites at

the Beaulne Open House.

Pho­tos cour­tesy

The Har­monie de Coat­i­cook filled the air with mu­sic dur­ing the event at the Beaulne Mu­seum.

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