An annual tradition, the Brome County Historical Society is proud to host the Marion L. Phelps Lecture Series that explore six key topics in Eastern Townships History. The lecture series is split into two themes with the first three lectures discussing The Lives, Experiences and Adventures of Three Prominent Townshippers, 1812-1941 while the last three lectures will explore Social and Economic Themes in the History of the Eastern Townships, 1840-1970.

We invite everyone to join us for what promises to be yet another fascinating series of lectures. 

Please consult the detailed schedule below for more information

MARION L. PHELPS MEMORIAL

LECTURE SERIES | 2019

The Brome County Historical Society would like to thank Jimmy Manson, PhD whose enthusiasm and knowledge bring the history of the Eastern Townships to life! 

ALL LECTURES AT 1:00 pm at 15 St. Paul, the Old County Courthouse (Knowlton)

Donations always appreciated ($10 suggested donation)

 

Jan. 

11

No Stranger to Controversy: Judge Samuel Gale Jr. and his Campaigns on Behalf of Eastern Townships' Settlers and the Hudson's Bay Company

Jan. 

18

Turning the Page: Samuel Brooks and the Rise of Sherbrooke's Entrepreneurial Elite

Jan. 

25

"A Few Parcels to Deliver to Adolph with our Compliments": RCAF Pilot Henry Pibus and the Battle of the Atlantic

Feb. 

15

The People Versus the Monopoly: The Conflict between French-Canadian Settlers and the Lumber Industry in the Eastern Townships, 1850-1880

Feb. 

22

An Economic Transformation: The Link between the Emergence of the Textile Industry in the Eastern Townships and Profound Demographic Changes in the Region

Feb. 

29

Monotown: The Rise and Fall of the Asbestos Industry in an Eastern Townships Village

For more information, please contact us at 450.243.6782

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