Managing Director & Archivist
Arlene has been working at the Brome County Historical Society for over forty years and currently holds the title of Managing Director & Archivist. Arlene possesses a breadth of knowledge regarding historic Brome County, its foundation and the many individuals, families and businesses of the region and has a particular interest in genealogy.
Anne-Marie has been a professional archivist since 2003 and completed a master's degree in archival science from Université Laval in 2018. Passionate about history, she loves to research private archives to better understand the daily life of past generations. In 2020, she published two books highlighting her archival discoveries. The first presented old photographs of the Beloeil – Mont-Saint-Hilaire region. Alongside the renowned historian George Aubin, Anne-Marie also published the correspondence of Rosalie Dessaulles-Laframboise, owner of a part of the seigniory of St. Hyacinthe, to her son Louis from 1876 to 1905. Member of the board of directors of the Federation Histoire Quebec from 2012 to 2020, it was with great pleasure that she joined the Brome County Historical Society team in the summer of 2020.
Rachel joined the team in July 2021 as the new Curator. Prior to her time here, Rachel earned a Master's degree in Religious Studies from McMaster University and a Master's in Muséologie from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She has previously worked for the Historic Joy Kogawa House as a remote interpretive planner and at the Montréal Holocaust Museum in the Education Department and at the main desk, as well as volunteering there as a docent. Rachel's primary focus has been on museum education and visitor connection, as well as digital museological mediums such as virtual tours and recorded testimony in exhibitions.