Artist Rendering of the Musuem of the Richmond County Historical Society

Mission statement:Located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, the mission of Richmond County Historical Society is to collect, research, conserve and share the history of Richmond County and vicinity. RCHS maintains an archive accessible year round by appointment and a seasonal museum with bilingual guides.

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Museum season - 2017
The 2017 Museum season is expected to open July 1 and extend to early August. The hours will be Wednesday – Sunday afternoons (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.). Bilingual guides will tour the visitors through the Manse and explain the exhibits.

The Manse, Museum of RCHS
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Located in a 170 year old home in Upper Melbourne which had served as a manse for St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church ministers, the museum is furnished with donations from the community as a typical house of the last century. The Society will offer guided bilingual tours of the Museum as well as group tours for schools and other organizations.

Address: 1161 Route 243, Melbourne Township.

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The society maintains an archive with historical papers and documents of particular interest to Richmond County. These documents include paper records (letters, diaries, journals and other unpublished written materials); photographs and other visual records; maps, plans and architectural records; sound recordings and oral history tapes; printed material (eg. local newspapers, books), electronically stored data and the records of the Richmond County Historical Society.

Address: 1161, Route 243, Melbourne Township as of June 1, 2015.

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Calendar of Events 2017
Saturday, January 21,
7:00-10:00 pm
Robbie Burns Soiree at Beechmore, 310 River Road, Cleveland
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Sunday, March 5,
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Spoken Word competition for students of the area - an Irish Literary Event at the Manse.See poster for details.
Sunday, May 28,
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tea sponsored by Susan Mastine and Russell Frost for RCHS at the Manse.
Wednesday, June 7th Annual General Meeting
Sunday, June 18,
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Ice Cream Social - Market space in Upper Melbourne.
Saturday, June 24,
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
RCHS sponsors an Ice Cream Social at the Motorcycle Show, Ladies Pavilion,  Fairgrounds, Cleveland.
July 16, Sunday,
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tea on location at the Manse, featuring displays for Canada’s 150th anniversary
Saturday, August 19,
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Lawn Party at the Manse. 
September - TBA Tour to Grosse Ile with the cooperation of Richmond`s St. Patrick’s Society
October - TBA Journee de la Culture
Sunday, October 22 Harvest Luncheon, Speaker TBA
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  • Richmond County Historical Society holds an Annual General Meeting in the spring and a Harvest Luncheon in the autumn as well as monthly executive meetings. The Museum Opening Brunch and the annual Ice Cream Social are popular events. Special exhibits of the history of the region and arts and crafts are displayed at the Museum and Archives Centre each season.

Contact Info
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Richmond County Historical Society
1161 Route 243
Melbourne, Quebec, Canada
J0B 2B0
Email: esdhealy@gmail .com
Phone: (819) 826-1332
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