Marion L Phelps Memorial Lecture Series

The Marion Phelps Lecture Series at the Brome County Historical Society with Jimmy Manson is back for 2022!

Where?: Lac-Brome Community Centre at 270 Victoria Road, Knowlton, QC. J0E 1V0


When?: 1 pm on the dates listed below

All lectures in the series would be given in English.

As always, coffee and desserts will be served during the intermission.

Admission to the event by donation

Part I - Significant events in the History of the Eastern Townships between 1860 and 1944

August 20 - From Friend to Foe:

The Eastern Townships’ Press and their ever changing perception of the United States from the Civil War to the Fenian Raids

September 10 - A Different View:

The Execution of Louis Riel and the Elections of 1886 and 1887 in the Eastern Townships

September 17 - “When the Bombs Fell”:

British “child evacuees” sent to the Eastern Townships during World War Two.

Part II - Townshippers who excelled in Education and Politics during the late 19th Century

September 24 - No Contradictions Perceived:

Charles Carroll Colby and the Problematic Relationship between Business, Politics and Evangelical Religion


October 8 - A Family Dynasty:

Joseph Gib Robertson and Margaret Murray Robertson of Sherbrooke


October 15 - Irascible and Influential:

The Life of a 19th century Eastern Townships’ Historian and Teacher, Henry Hopper Miles

For more information, please contact the Museum at 450-243-6782, Ext. 1.