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Streetnames Exhibit Poster 2024-2025_edi

A-Z: The Path of Brome County's Family Origins

May 20, 2023 - April 6, 2024

Produced by the Lac-Brome Museum, this exhibition presents the history behind 26 of the street and road names in Brome County.


From East Farnham to Potton, from Fulford to Sutton, and villages in between, A-Z: The Path of Brome County's Family Origins presents stories behind names that are passed by every day.

This temporary exhibition includes some of the large roads that pass through the county as a whole (like Stagecoach Road), and some well-known and well-loved icons (like Tibbits Hill). Sometimes there have had to be some creative solutions, like taking the opportunity to talk about railroad crossings for the letter X.

Each road is illustrated with documents and photographs from the Archives, artefacts from the Museum's collection, and in on case, the Québec Anglophone Heritage Network's video Raising Spirits Episode 5: Lost Nation.

Exhibition & Curatorial Credits

A-Z: The Path of Brome County's Family Origins was produced by the Lac-Brome Museum. The exhibition was curated by Rachel Lambie and Hannah Osborne-O'Donnell. All photographs are courtesy of our accredited archives centre and our archivist, Anne-Marie Charuest. We want to thank Gary Tompkins for supplying us with his aunt's memoirs, which are included in the section on Girls' Camp Road, and the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) for allowing us to use Raising Spirits, Ep. 5: Lost Nation for the duration of the exhibition.

This Exhibition was researched as a Young Canada Works Project in summer 2023 by Elizabeth-Rose Osborne-O'Donnell.

Exhibition installation support was provided by Jack and Jane Walker, Kevin Crouse, Lisa Belanger, and Gabe Paglia.

Translation provided by Isabelle Picard and The Translation Connection.

Financial & In-kind Partners

The installation of this exhibition would not have been possible without the incredible generosity of our donors and sponsors. The Lac-Brome Museum extends its profound thanks to Quebec’s Ministry of Culture and Communications, the Knowlton Lion's Club, and the town of Lac-Brome.

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