Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Tale of the Townships

Two years in the planning, the new permanent exhibition at the EATON CORNER MUSEUM (Compton County Historical Museum Society) tells the story of the early settlers in the 1800s. 

They say that when you visit “the new exhibit of carefully selected objects from our extensive collections, you will follow the story beginning with the Native Americans who fished and hunted here. It continues with the arrival of the first English speaking homesteaders from New England and then from the British Isles, in the early 1800s, and the French speaking settlers who came later. You will discover how each of these groups has left an indelible mark on our local history, culture and architecture”. 

Eaton Corner Museum (Compton County Historical Museum Society) is located at 374 Route 253 (Eaton Corner) Cookshire, and you can call 819-875-5256 for information.
The website is at

Connecting through culture: 250 Years of Chronicling the Community

The Morrin Centre in Quebec City is celebrating the 250-year anniversary of the only English-language newspaper, by having historian Charles André Nadeau talk about the The Quebec Gazette – La Gazette de Québec, which was founded in 1764. It became the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, North America’s oldest continuous running newspaper. 

The talk will be held at the Morrin Centre on Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 418-694-9147 or visit the website at .