Artist Rendering of the Musuem of the Richmond County Historical Society

Mission statement:Located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, the mission of Richmond County Historical Society is to collect, research, conserve and share the history of Richmond County and vicinity. RCHS maintains an archive accessible year round by appointment and a seasonal museum with bilingual guides.

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Visit the Museum
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Located in an 19th century home which has served as a hospital and an inn over the years, the Museum has been furnished with donations from the community as a typical home in the era of the last century. The Society offers guided tours of the Museum during the summers as well as group tours to schools and other organizations.

Address: 1296 Rte. 243, Melbourne Township

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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 These documents include paper records (letters, diaries, journals and other unpublished written materials); photographs and other visual records; maps, plans and architectural records; sound recordings and oral history tapes; printed material (eg.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.

Address: 1257 Rte. 243, Melbourne Township

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Buy Local Publications
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The society has a selection of publications relating to the history of Richmond County that are available for purchase at the museum or by contacting the society directly.

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Calendar of Events 2014
Friday, March 7 Launch of the DVD Here’s to the Family Farm by Keith Whittall and Vicky Moulton, at the United Church in Richmond at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 28 Movie sponsored by RCHS at Richmond Regional High School. Louis Cyr: The Strongest Man in the World – cost $3.
Sunday, May 25, 12 Noon Pancake Brunch/AGM St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Rte. 243 in Upper Melbourne. Speakers: Michel Plourde and Genevieve Greyvaud, Archaeologists from Laval University. Topic: Abenaquis Heritage at Odanak, Quebec.
Saturday, June 7 at Odanak, Quebec. Cost per person is $32 including the visit of the museum and exhibits, the chapel and catholic church, the traditional meal, taxes and service. Other details to be announced. For information call, 819-826-2793.
Sunday, June 22 Ice Cream Social. 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Market Space, Upper Melbourne Town Hall, rain or shine.
July 4 – 6, Friday to Sunday afternoons, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. L’Etend’Art -Guest artist, Richere Orzechowski will display paintings and handicrafts at the Museum.
Sunday July 6 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m an English Tea will be served at the Museum
Sunday, October 26, at 12 noon Harvest Luncheon at Le Temps des Cerises in Danville. Guest speaker; Dr. Desmond Morton. His topic concerns World War One and its significance. Why we should remember.
Sat/Sun., November. Richmond Artisan Show. Details t.b.a.
Highlights
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  • Richmond County Historical Society maintains a membership of 200 persons. An Annual General Meeting is held in the spring and a Harvest Luncheon in the autumn as well as regular executive meetings. The Museum Opening Brunch and the annual Ice Cream Social are popular fundraisers. Special exhibits of the history of the region, and arts and crafts are displayed at the Museum and Archives Centre each season.

Contact Info
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Richmond County Historical Society
1296 Rte 243
Melbourne Township, Quebec, Canada
J0B 2B0
Email: e-dhealy@ sympatico.ca
Phone: (819) 826-1332
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