GEMS Sparkles on open­ing

Stanstead Journal - - LENOXVILLE NEWS -

cont'd His­tory from page 11

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.

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