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What to do or see in Brome-Missisquoi
Photo : Alain Leblanc

Brome-Missiquoi’s historical heritage

The Brome-Missisquoi region has a rich historical heritage. The area has welcomed a diversity of people of various origins over the last few centuries. Amerindians, Loyalists, French Canadians and other ethnic groups have left their imprint on the region. The buildings and artifacts they have left as a legacy provide a wealth of history that we invite you to discover through the following places.


Discover our cultural legacy, our community heritage! The rich diversity of Brome-Missisquoi’s various settlers have made it a region that is studded with heritage-steeped gems. Have a great time discovering our museums or head out on a picture-taking jaunt. Cameras ready…set…click!

Photo : Alain Leblanc

The Walbridge 12-sided barn, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge

The barn was built in 1882 by Alexander S. Walbridge. A farmer and industrial engineer, A. S. Walbridge designed and built his stunning barn based on practical principles that were regarded as revolutionary for that era. The Walbridge Barn is part of a visit to the Missisquoi Museum where you can discover agricultural machinery and tools that were used in the past.
189, ch. Mystic,
Photo : CLD Brome-Missisquoi

The DesRivières covered bridge, Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge

Built in 1884, the DesRivières covered bridge in Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge is the last surviving authentic Howe tress structured bridged in the province of Québec.
Sur le chemin St-Charles
près du chemin des Rivières
Photo : Michel St-Jean

Pettes Memorial Library, Brome Lake

Founded in 1894, the Pettes Memorial Library is the oldest rural public library in Quebec.
276, ch. Knowlton
Photo : Marc Serre

The George-Knight-Nesbitt residence, Cowansville

The George-Knight-Nesbitt residence is a bourgeois Second Empire architecture style house built in 1881.
215, rue du Sud
Photo : Michel St-Jean

Historic and heritage circuits

Whether you’re on foot, in your car or on your bike, discover the heritage circuits where you can admire Brome-Missisquoi’s heritage legacy at your own pace.

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Located across the Brome-Missisquoi region, the area’s museums house heritage treasures that attest to our ancestors’ lifestyle. By going through the assorted collections, you’ll discover fascinating stories about the people who were our predecessors in this part of the country.

Photo : CLD Brome-Missisquoi

Musée École Sainte-Sabine (school museum)

This museum which opened in 1993 traces the history of the parish of Sainte-Sabine, which was established in 1889. The museum also relates the history of schoolhouses in Québec.
190 rang Campbell, Sainte-Sabine
450 293-7686
Cornell Mill
Photo : Musée Missisquoi

Musée Missisquoi Museum

The Musée Missisquoi Museum is located in a red-brick old mill dating back to 1830. The admission fee for the museum also provides access to Hodge’s general store and the Walbridge barn.
2 River Street, Stanbridge East
450 248-3153
Photo : SHCLB

Brome County Historical Society

The Society owns and maintains several historical buildings in Brome Lake. The Society’s archives are a source of delight for history buffs, while the museum has an impressive display of items and artifacts used by Brome County’s first settlers.
130 Lakeside Road, Brome Lake
450 243-6782
Photo : MHCS

Sutton History and Communications Museum

In addition to the permanent exhibition on the history of Sutton, the museum displays numerous artifacts relating to the world of communications from 1900 to 1960. The museum also has temporary exhibitions in conjunction with the history of the area.
32 Principale Sud, Sutton
450 538-2883