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Lac Brome Community Centre

Marion L. Phelps Memorial Lecture Series with Jimmy Manson-Winter 2024

A two-part series of six lectures about the history of the Eastern Townships presented by Jimmy Manson, PhD ABD. Admission is Free, but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated. These lectures are presented in English only.

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Marion L. Phelps Memorial Lecture Series with Jimmy Manson-Winter 2024
Marion L. Phelps Memorial Lecture Series with Jimmy Manson-Winter 2024

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Feb 17, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lac Brome Community Centre, 240 Rue Victoria, Knowlton, QC J0E 1V0, Canada

About the Event

We are pleased to announce the Marion L. Phelps Memoiral Lecture series with Jimmy Manson is being sponsored this year by the Sir John Johnson Branch of The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. We extend our thanks for their support.

Theme for Part 1 – Social Reform in the Eastern Townships at the turn of the 20th century

January  6     -The Temperance Debate Turns Violent in Brome County, 1894 – 1895.

January 13    -Searching for a Better Life: Home Children and the Knowlton Distributing Home

January 20   -Cowansville’s William Ulric Cotton and his vision of a better world

Theme for Part 2 – Significant figures in the History of the Eastern Townships, from 1780 until 1880

February 10   -From Limerick to Camden to St. Armand: Palatine Loyalist Peter Miller’s search for a home

February 17   -The Dissenters: James O’Halloran, J.B.E. Dorion and the Parti Rouge M.L.A.’s from the Eastern 

                             Townships who opposed Confederation.

February 24   -Gerald Bull, the Space Research Corporation, and their impact on the lives of people living in the 

                             Highwater region.

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