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

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 25th History Sketchbook !

cahiers25The Héritage Sutton Historical Society has published a 25th sketchbook. Quite an accomplishment for a small organization like Héritage Sutton. This new edition invites you to go back to the beginning of the 20th century and to listen to the Sutton boys who fought in the 1914-1918 trench war, take a walk in the then flourishing Glen Sutton, visit the hundred-year old house built for mayor Robert Wilson on Maple Street. You are then asked to jump to the middle of the century to meet the Boulay family and their dream realization: ”Hôtel Horizon”
Héritage Sutton’s History Sketchbooks are available for the low price of $5 at: Le Cafetier, Farfelu et Art libre galeries, Bureau d’information touristique, friperie Les bons débarras et boutique Nath’elle. You can also order the sketchbooks and become a member of Heritage Sutton by clicking on My purchases.

For more information, please contact Héritage Sutton at : heritagesutton@gmail.com

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.