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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.

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 These documents include paper records (letters, diaries, journals and other unpublished written materials); photographs and other visual records; maps, plans and architectural records; sound recordings and oral history tapes; printed material (eg.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.
Wednesday, Apr 26,
Bus tour from Granby
Sunday, May 28,
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tea sponsored by Susan Mastine and Russell Frost for RCHS at the Church Hall. Celebrate the new “Local Ladies of Note” exhibition. Book Fair at the Museum.
Wednesday, June 7th Annual General Meeting at the Museum
Sunday, June 15,
Thursday morning
St. Francis School visit, Lynn Roy’s Grade 2 class
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 9, Sunday,
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Melbourne Township celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation at the Market Space in Upper Melbourne.
Sunday, July 30,
7:00am - Evening
Tour to Grosse Ile with the cooperation of Richmond`s St. Patrick’s Society
August 8
Scott Wood concert, Twin Fiddle Express at Richmond Regional High School.
Saturday, August 19,
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Lawn Party and Home Child Play at the Museum
September 29, Saturday - October 1- Sunday, 2:00 – 4 :00 p.m. Book launch of Nick Fonda`s latest book - Richmond, Then and Now at the RCHS Museum in Melbourne
Sunday, October 22, Noon Harvest Luncheon, at Le Temps des Cerises restaurant in Danville. The speaker is Mr. Richard Pedneault, Director-Curator of the Laurier Museum in Arthabaska who will present a PowerPoint show entitled Laurier and his Museum. For reservations, call Donald or Esther at 819-826-2793.
Sunday, November 19, Afternoon a cavalcade to visit the Laurier Museum in Arthabaska. For details and reservations, call Donald 819-826-2793.
Thursday, December 14, Noon Scott Wood's return to Richmond Regional High School for a concert titled Old Time Christmas 2017.
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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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