The Brome County Historical Society’s forthcoming exhibition Wood & Wheeler will be open to the public in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery from May 28, 2021 to April 11, 2022. This photographic exhibit has been in the works for over two years and, as Jeremy Reeves, Curator at the BCHS notes: “Photographs from the turn of the twentieth century are invaluable pieces of evidence for any historical undertaking but this exhibition seeks to present the works of Wood & Wheeler as unrivalled works of art.” Both photographers were from the Eastern Townships, as their photographs reflect. The framing of the photographs was expertly done by Encadrement Sutton.
To add to the significance of the exhibition, BCHS has partnered with contemporary photographer Nicolas Ruel, who has produced an original work by printing one of Sally Wood’s negatives in his own trademark style. Ruel’s works have been featured in exhibitions and art fairs around the world. The exhibit is accompanied by a 240-page hardcover catalogue designed by Réjean Myette at Atelier Fugazi, a Quebec company, and published by the BCHS. Although throughout its history the BCHS regularly published articles, pamphlets and books promoting local history, there has been no original publication since 2005 and this catalogue will be a powerful expression of a renewed commitment to historical research and publishing. The book will be available as of May 28 at a price of $49.95 for members and $64.95 for non-members.
The museum is open to the public seven days a week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from May 21 to October 10, 2021. 130 Lakeside, Knowlton www.bromemuseum.com. Info at 450-243-6782.
Public health restrictions may force the BCHS to change its operating schedule without prior notice.