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5 not-to-be-missed events for art enthusiasts
Art and Culture

Did you know that a great number of artists have made their home in our region? Have I piqued your curiosity? Yes? Perfect! Here are the not-to-be-missed art events happening in the Eastern Townships in 2019, no matter which form...

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Stéphanie Chicoine 12 July 2019

Prohibition Against Crime in Brome-Missisquoi Between 1890 and 1899
Art and Culture

Starting in the mid 19th century, several religious organizations went on a crusade against alcohol consumption and the ravages it caused in North America. In Canada, the main temperance movements were the Dominion Alliance, the Sons of Temperance and the...

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Laurent Busseau 21 March 2019

Brome-Missisquoi’s Bygone Marshlands Reconstituted by Hollywood in 1940
Art and Culture

To construct a model of the lost wetlands that formed the landscape of Brome-Missisquoi and to reconstitute this bygone geography represents quite a challenge for historians and archeologists. Sometimes, the movie industry lends a hand to visually reproduce these environments...

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Laurent Busseau 20 February 2019

Bromont en Art : 4 Reasons to Come By for a visit
Art and Culture

When Rénald Cusson and Marie-Claude Tétreault made a date to come together with a few of their artist friends, they didn’t think that, 20 years later, Bromont en Art would become such an important event for the Bromont area.  ...

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Isabelle Bergeron 20 August 2018

The Fokker D.VII: A Prestigious Fighter Plane at the Brome County Museum
Art and Culture

Did you know that the Brome County Historical Museum has a German war plane from the First World War? Invented in 1917 by Anthony Fokker, a Dutch engineer and built by the German constructor Albatros Flugzeugwerke, the Fokker D.VII is...

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Laurent Busseau 17 July 2018

A Heritage Courthouse in Cowansville Since 1860
Art and Culture

Cowansville’s courthouse is a historic remembrance place for the Brome-Missisquoi region and also for the province of Quebec, since 1866. This was the year when sixteen captured Fenian prisoners were brought, under the strict protection of several Canadian government detectives,...

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Laurent Busseau 05 June 2018

The Townships Trail, A Wonderful Web Chronicling Our Two Worlds
Art and Culture

Following the townships trail, discover a rich heritage and the most entertaining tales linking our two cultures! History and architecture buffs can leave their dusty books behind and follow incredibly scenic routes as they travel through some of the most...

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Lucie Swennen 31 May 2018

Sutton, a Treasure Chest for Art Lovers
Art and Culture

With about 120 artists and artisans living here, Sutton is without a doubt a not-to-be-missed destination for amateurs of the fine arts. Seven galleries make up the Plein’ Art circuit which is truly the best way to discover and, by...

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Isabelle Bergeron 18 April 2018

German Military Prisoners in Brome-Missisquoi 1940–1946
Art and Culture

Being a part of the Dominion of Great Britain, Canada went to war in September 1939. England, worried about its safety, sent German war prisoners to their old colonies to avoid insurrections and a war on its own territory. Starting...

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Laurent Busseau 12 March 2018

The Eccles Hill site: A National Memorial in the MRC of Brome-Missisquoi
Art and Culture

The Fenian Raids Memorial, a federal heritage site within the MRC of Brome-Missisquoi, has become the focal point of a tour offered to tourists by the Stanbridge-East Missisquoi Museum. Located on Eccles Hill Road and bordering the United States near...

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Laurent Busseau 12 February 2018

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