Sherbrooke’s Historical Interpretation Center

Sherbrooke’s Historical Interpretation Center was open in 1992. It’s managed by the Sherbrooke’s historical society (known until 1989 as the Eastern Townships Historical Society), which preserves local heritage and promotes the history of Sherbrooke and the Eastern Townships.

Since 1992, the Society has occupied part of Sherbrooke's historic former Post Office building, located in downtown Sherbrooke (Jacques Cartier Borough) and built in 1885, where it manages an Interpretation Centre and Archives.

The Center has two exhibition halls and a library/archives, as well as a boutique of the Centre, which features regional crafts, books, and pamphlets. The mission of the institution is to collect and conserve collections and archives, complete these holdings, and make them accessible to researchers and public in general.

The Centre encourages research in regional history, interprets and publicizes the results of that research. Permanent exhibit Sherbrooke, a place to call home is a meeting with those who have built the city of Sherbrooke for over the centuries. Temporary, thematic and travelling exhibitions dedicated to the local and world history are also held regularly. Among the collections, guests can find manuscripts, iconographic records, sound tracks, maps, plans, local and regional newspapers and magazines, books on regional history, and artefacts of ethnological and historical significance.

The Archives conserve over 450 collections and 40,000 photographs, and receive about eight linear metres of documents each year. A specialized library of 7,000 volumes about the regional history, the history of Quebec and Canada is also available. They Archives also contain the Hayes Collection, named after the first president of the Society, who bequeathed to the organization his collection of works on Canadian history, Irish history, and 19th century medical manuals.

How to reach Sherbrooke’s Historical Interpretation Center:

275 Dufferin, Sherbrooke J1H 4M5

Phone: 819-821-5406 See also:

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