Pièce de théâtre «Settler Story» à Sawyerville

EVENT: SETTLER STORY, An English language play about the people who made the history of Eaton Corner 

DATE: 17 February 2018, Performances at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

PLACE: Sawyerville Community Centre, 6 rue Church, Sawyerville, QC
SPONSOR: EATON CORNER MUSEUM
TICKETS: $10 (children $5)
Reservations at 819-563-8700 or elebourveau@videotron.ca

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SETTLER STORY
BRINGING LOCAL HISTORY TO LIFE

The Eaton Corner Museum is delighted and proud to sponsor another original play based on real events from local history called Settler Story. This year’s dramatic presentation finds our Township of Eaton busy with change, going from a large space of land that is inhabited to gaining several new owners by the turn of the 19th century. We watch the adventures of Captain Josiah Sawyer & his thirty-one associates, along with their wives and children, as they overcome different hardships. While also having a few mishaps during their creation of a new settlement, the characters of the first pioneers shine, as they suffer through the devastating times and the happy moments that accompanied their living as the first settlers to a new area.

The play was written for the Sawyerville stage by Kendra Parnell of Sawyerville. It is being produced and directed by Kendra. There is a cast and crew of over thirty local volunteers.

There will be two performances of SETTLER STORY on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. at the Sawyerville Community Centre, 6 rue Church, Sawyerville, QC. Tickets for the play are $10 (children $5) and are available from Elaine Lebourveau at 819-563-8700, or by emailing elebourveau@videotron.ca. Refreshments will be available. Reserve early.

Since 1959, the Eaton Corner Museum has been preserving and sharing local history going back to the late 1700s. The Museum has a unique and interesting collection of historical objects and archives depicting life in Eaton Corner and throughout historic Compton County, and sponsors many events and activities for the public.

In the summer season, the Eaton Corner Museum presents its permanent exhibit in the former Congregationalist church in the heart of this historic village. The exhibit, called A Tale of the Townships, tells the story of the early settlers to this part of the Eastern Townships. Also open to the public are the Academy, a former secondary school (and later Town Hall), and the Foss House. All three buildings are fine examples of colonial style architecture built in the early to mid-1800s. The Foss House has a reception area for the Museum site and temporary displays of artefacts and local art. The Academy houses part of the Museum’s reserve collection and archival materials accessible for research. The administrative office of the Museum Society is also located in the Academy building. The Museum’s 2018 season opens in early June. For more information about the Museum, our opening hours, our collections and exhibits, and our events and activities, visit our website www.eatoncorner.ca.