Children’s Museum re-opening: This eagerly anticipated event will take place on July 2, 2022. It coincides with the première of Ghosts and Doohickey: A Townships Trail Mystery. This play will also be performed on August 14. It is in collaboration with the Chemin des Cantons and starts at 1:30 pm. Tickets are free, but reservations are required through the website http://www.lacbromemuseum.ca/calendar-events. In case of rain the event will be relocated to Centre Lac-Brome. Opening hours for all the exhibits at the Museum will continue to be 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day until Thanksgiving. New Board Members: This year, four new directors, all living in or near Knowlton, have been elected: Romina Fontana, Annie Jolicoeur, Elizabeth Wirth and Sid Yousri. When asked about the future of the Brome County Historical Society (BCHS) the new President, Alan Eastley, said: “I intend to continue the society’s ambitious mission to preserve and promote the history of Brome County. I look forward to building on the hard work and dedication of those that have gone before me.”
Museum gift shop transformed: The wares of many local artists can be found in the newly expanded shop as well as funky and colourful wares from around the world. The merchandise is unique, well-priced, fun and fresh and you are likely to find the perfect gift for many an occasion.
Museum archivist wins prestigious award
Since July 2020, Anne-Marie Charuest has been the archivist at the Lac-Brome Museum. She has been working in the world of historical archives for the past 20 years and in 2018 returned to complete a master’s degree in Archives Studies at Université Laval. She was asked by the editorial committee of the Archives magazine, published by the Quebec Archivist’s Association, to write a thorough scientific article about her master’s internship, done at the Casavant Frères pipe organ enterprise in Saint-Hyacinthe.
This year, at the annual congress of the Quebec Archives Association, Anne-Marie received the annual award for the best scientific article.