up­com­ing work­shop

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Og­den

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.

Pho­tos cour­tesy

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.

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