GEMS Sparkles on opening
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Last weeks’ opening saw the regional Fonds de Solidarité FTQ jump on board with an investment that was announced at the opening. The Orford parliamentary hearings did not permit any provincial officials to attend, but nevertheless, the crowd was amazed at the quality of the exhibit, both on the commercial side and in the interpretation centre. In the latter, old hands in the industry were pointing out to younger visitors places where they had worked.
The museum has also entered into a partnership with others local points of interest. Pierre Pellerin of Bleu Lavande said that Stanstead has a lot to offer to visitors and that the more local places there are to visit in a day, the more people will visit his plantation, now in its third year of operation. The same can be said of the Colby-Curtis Museum. The Haskell Library and Opera House seems to have declined this opportunity and is still closed on Sundays, the busiest day for summer tourist visits.
Mr. Bourgon also told the Stanstead Journal that his museum will have an open house for Stanstead residents on Saturday, June 10th , all day long.
Raymond Bedard, Robert Sheldon, and Mayor Raymond Yates listen to Claudine Mercier of the CLD of Memphremagog.
Curé Alfred Thibault looks at one of the many interesting artifacts.