Ogden’s recently formed Conseil du patrimoine (heritage committee), a group of residents who are taking a survey of the heritage buildings in the municipality, have planned a workshop for their members and for others interested in learning about heritage architecture in the Eastern Townships and Vermont. Everyone is welcome!
The day-long event will feature presentations by author Louise Abbott, author of The Heart of the Farm and Memphremagog: An Illustrated History, local historian Jeffrey Packard, and historian and co-author of Histoire des Cantons de l’Est, Peter Southam. Coming up from Vermont to join the presenters will be Thomas Visser, the director of the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Vermont and the author of Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings and Porches of North America. A question and answer period will follow each presentation.
The event will be held at the Ogden Town Hall on Saturday, June 11th, and begins at 8:30 am with coffee then presentations at 9:00 am. The ticket price includes lunch. With spaces limited, pre-registration to the workshop is required. For more information or to register, contact Jeffrey Packard at 819 876-5069 or at JeffreyJLPackard@gmail.com.
Other nearby communities who have already begun or completed the process of taking inventory of heritage buildings or evaluating their heritage buildings are Austin, Canton Stanstead, Magog, Canton Potton, Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, and the State of Vermont.
A then and now photo of the Daniel Noakes farmhouse, built in 1859 and located on the Weir Road.
This Province Island boathouse was built around 1887 by Nathan Beach.