Héritage Sutton – Discover the history of Sutton (Quebec)

Are you intrigued by history? Are you convinced our heritage needs to be preserved? So are we. Sutton’s historical society Héritage Sutton educates while preserving memories. It researches, interprets, preserves and shares the artefacts that tell the region’s and its inhabitants’ history. A journey through time to which you are all invited, even the younger ones who now have their own space, Youth Corner, where they can visit the past while playing.

What’s New

Summer Job

The Héritage Sutton Historical Society is looking for a candidate for a 10 week period between June 6 and August 18 as Technician assigned to the collection and processing of archives. To consult the Job description and the Requirements, please clic on this link: Summer Job.

Stories of the Wars

A hundred years ago during World War 1, over 150 Sutton residents were fighting with the Allies in Europe, and 25 of them lost their lives. Héritage Sutton archives revealed letters from soldiers at the front. Extracts are published in the 25th History Sketchbook just off the presses. To know more about these courageous men who fought in the 1914-1918 and the 1939-1945 World Wars, and how it affected the people of Sutton, read our new booklet entitled Stories of the Wars.

A 26th history sketchbook for Héritage Sutton

This 26th sketchbook just published by the historical society reveals what became of the numerous rural schools, French-Catholic as well as Anglophone-Protestant, that once were scattered all over the Sutton Township. The union of Alice Daigneault and Ovila Maurice, two widowers, gave a new roof to nine children. Alice’s grandson tells the story of this blended family. Finally, the opening of the American West led to an exodus of Suttonites. Descendants of two prominent figures from Sutton’s History, the father-and-son Drs. Frederick A. Cutter, found fame and fortune in California.

The History Sketchbooks are on sale at : Le Cafetier, Farfelu and Art libre art galleries, Sutton Tourism Office, Les bons débarras and Nath’elle stores; you can also place an order by sending an e-mail at heritagesutton@gmail.com.

PS. Due to a misprint, page 21 of this booklet has been reprinted. If you have an uncorrected copy, please send us an e-mail.

New coordonnates

Héritage Sutton is now situated in the town hall extension at 11, rue Princiaple sud, Sutton, J0E 2K0. Telephone 579-380-9437.

It is with great pleasure that we will welcome you there on Wednesday mornings between 9:30 a.m. and noon or upon appointment. Access is by the back of the new section. Parking on Pine Street when the town hall lot is full.

There are several reasons to visit: buy History Sketchbooks ($5 each) or a display case ($20) to house your collection, discover ways to give us a hand, consult our archives or our reference library where you’ll find a lot of material about Sutton, the Eastern Townships, Québec, New England and First Nations. Or, just come to share; we are always happy to meet you.

Call for volunteers !

To achieve its 2017 priorities, four work groups with specific themes have been created, the only remuneration being the pleasure of sharing knowledge, the discovery of historical facts, or simply to work with others. Four themes are proposed.

Genealogy. To identify relevant sources and to learn to use research tools in order to respond to queries from people wanting to trace the presence of an ancestor in Sutton.
Archive donation. To define a protocol framing archive donations and to propose a support method to persons and families wanting to make a donation.
Oral history. To determine a strategy for the collection and the processing of the testimony of elders and to coordinate the actions to take in the same way.
Buildings patrimony. To identify relevant sources and to learn research tools in order to document the history of the occupation of buildings of patrimonial interest.
To show your interest, send us an e-mail – heritagesutton@gmail.com – give us a call -579 380 9437- or just stop by.