Due to the Covid-19 pandemic – all planned activities for this season are either cancelled or postponed until further notice for public health safety reasons, but you can click on the link below to read our most recent newsletter to know more about what we are up to!
Dear Friends of RCHS,
In the absence of our ability to hold our usual events and open the museum, we are pleased to offer you, through the generosity of local filmmaker Louise Abbott, the following free films.
The Ahiarmiut: Out-of-the-Way Dwellers
Driving into the Past (English Version) (This has proved to be the most popular version.)
Driving into the Past / Un voyage dans le passé (Bilingual Version)
Niels Jensen, Cabinetmaker
Nunaaluk: A Forgotten Story
If anyone would like to buy a DVD or Blu-ray of any of these films, Ms. Abbott can provide one.
Louise Abbott, writer, photographer, filmmaker
www.ruralroutecommunications.com / 819-876-5914
www.studiogeorgeville.com / 819-843-9992
ABOUT THE FORMER MUSEUM
In 1967, the Richmond County Historical Society acquired the building for one dollar at 1296 Route 243, Melbourne Township, Quebec from Mr. Newlands Coburn, a nephew of the renowned artist Frederick Simpson Coburn. This building, dating back to approximately 1880, served as the Society’s museum until the end of May, 2015.
TIME CAPSULE VAULT
The Time Vault Tree was created by J.-M. Tétreault to mark the 50th anniversary of the Richmond County Historical Society in a meaningful way, a time vault was constructed near Melbourne Township Town Hall. This concrete underground structure was built to hold up to 150 time capsules.
SEARCH OUR ARCHIVES
The society maintains an archive with historical papers and documents of particular interest to Richmond County. These documents include paper records (letters, diaries, journals and other unpublished written materials); photographs and other visual records; maps, plans and architectural records; sound recordings and oral history tapes; printed material (eg. local newspapers, books), electronically stored data and the records of the Richmond County Historical Society.
Making a donation is a way of reaching out a helping hand. By providing even a small donation, you can be part of an effort to save our community heritage.
La société historique du comté de Richmond est fière d’être une étape sur le Chemin des Cantons!
Le Chemin des Cantons, les Cantons-de-l’Est autrement! Une route touristique pour découvrir nos plus beaux paysages et notre patrimoine américain et britannique exceptionnel. Le patrimoine bâti et naturel de notre région est mis en valeur à travers une route touristique encadrée et signalisée qui sillonne les différentes régions des Cantons-de-l’Est. Vous découvrirez de charmants cœurs villageois, des ponts couverts, des granges rondes, des centres d’interprétation uniques et bien plus encore. Venez prend le temps le long de Chemin des Cantons!
Richmond County Historical Society is proud to be a part of The Townships Trail!
The Townships Trail, another way to fall in love with the Eastern Townships! The Townships Trail provides you with an opportunity to experience the Eastern Townships differently! It highlights the region’s built and natural heritage along a marked tourist route. The various locations reveal stunning scenery and our heritage, which reflects both American and British influences, one of our region’s distinctive characteristics. Come and take the time to enjoy the many features along The Township’s Trail!
I had an absolutely FABULOUS time Here! Thanks