His­tory at your fin­ger­tips

Stanstead Journal - - AROUND TOWN - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

of the new East­ern Town­ships Ar­chives Por­tal Town­ships his­tory is tak­ing a huge step in the 21st cen­tury. In­for­ma­tion on thou­sands of pho­to­graphs, frayed deeds of sale, and hand­writ­ten diaries are now avail­able on­line on the new East­ern Town­ships Ar­chives Por­tal.

the East­ern Town­ships Re­source Cen­tre (ETRC) cor­dially in­vites you to the launch of the brand new East­ern Town­ships Ar­chives Por­tal on May 26th at 6pm in the Fore­man Art Gallery on the Bishop’s Univer­sity cam­pus.

this year, the ETRC was granted $44,000 from Li­brary and Ar­chives Canada, to de­velop the “East­ern Town­ships Ar­chives Por­tal,” an on­line data­base giv­ing his­tor­i­cal so­ci­eties and ar­chives in the East­ern Town­ships one cen­tral­ized plat­form. This por­tal en­sures that Canada’s con­tin­u­ing mem­ory is doc­u­mented and ac­ces­si­ble to cur­rent and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. cont'd page13

The non-profit com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tion, Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, is host­ing an open house at their Knowl­ton of­fice on Fri­day May 6 from 10:30 am to 2 pm. The pub­lic is in­vited to ex­plore the of­fice at 584 Knowl­ton Rd. Lac-Brome, and dis­cover more about the or­ga­ni­za­tion and their many ex­cit­ing pro­jects. “Host­ing events like the open house gives us the chance to show com­mu­nity mem­bers how we work and what we value. What’s es­pe­cially en­joy­able is that is also gives us a per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence with our neigh­bours,” said Rachel Hunt­ing, Town­ship­pers’ Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor. “Any­one in­ter­ested in our work is in­vited to come see what the As­so­ci­a­tion has to of­fer, ask ques­tions, meet some of the team and, get to know more about our ac­tiv­i­ties and com­mu­nity pro­grams. If you are new to the re­gion, we ex­tend a spe­cial in­vi­ta­tion

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