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5 June 2020

150 years of urban history : a landscape of bell towers

Despite the decline in church attendance over the past three decades and the closure of certain churches, many of these places of worship, the vast majority of which are Protestant and Catholic, are still part of Sherbrooke’s urban landscape. We have chosen four that give us a glimpse into the history and religious customs of the Ville de Sherbrooke.

15 May 2020

150 Years of Urban History: Sherbrooke and Its Hotels

For close to a century, the location of a hotel was largely dependent its proximity to a train station. Indeed, 10 of the 13 hotels that were operational in Sherbrooke in 1920 were within a 550-metre radius from the downtown station, and two were located beside the station, on Rue Minto. Only Magog House was a little over a kilometre from the station.

8 May 2020

What exactly is intangible heritage?

The elements of intangible heritage are indeed alive and can be discovered through observation and experimentation. Since 2017, thanks to funding that stemmed from a cultural development agreement concluded between the Ville de Sherbrooke and the MCCQ, the Mhist has been mandated with contributing to the showcasing of Sherbrooke’s intangible heritage.

12 March 2020

New addition to the Echenberg family collection

New archives in the Echenberg family collection, featuring Rebecca Echenberg who served as a nurse during the First World War. These documents give us a glimpse into the activities of a young woman living in the 20th century and serving in a global war.

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