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 - 2016
The 2016 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 cost for adults is $5.00 and children ten and under $3.00.

Coming soon: the new Museum
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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 newly acquired museum will soon be 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 These documents include paper records (letters, diaries, journals and other unpublished written materials); photographs and other visual records; maps, plans and architectural records; sound recordings and oral history tapes; printed material (eg.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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Buy Local Publications
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The society has a selection of publications relating to the history of Richmond County that are available for purchase at the museum or by contacting the society directly.

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Calendar of Events 2016
Saturday, January 23, 7:00 - 10:00 pm Robbie Burns Soiree at Beechmore, 310 River Road, Cleveland
Thursday, March 3, 6:30 pm Scots Heritage DVD will be shown at the Wales Home main living room.
Sunday, May 22, Noon. Pancake Brunch and Annual General Meetingat St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, 1169 Route 243 in Upper Melbourne. Guest speaker: Mme. Karine Vallieres, MPP for Richmond. Launch of the theme for 2016: Women in History - Local women of note in Richmond County and Vicinity of Years Gone By.
Sunday, June 19. Ice Cream Social 1.00 – 4:00 at the Market Space, Upper Melbourne Town Hall 1159, Route 243. Rain or shine.
Sunday October 23, noon. Haverst Luncheon at Le Temp des Cerises, Danville. Speaker t.b.a.
November Artisan Show in Richmond. Date t.b.a.
Additional events are in the planning stages and will be added later.
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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 fundraisers. 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: e-dhealy@
Phone: (819) 826-1332
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