Organization / cultural worker
Société d'histoire de Missisquoi / Musée Missisquoi Museum
The Missisquoi Historical Society's mission is to preserve, educate, interpret and showcase the ahistory of Missisquoi County.
Located just an hour from Montreal in Quebec's beautiful Eastern Townships along the Route des Vins (wine route) and the Chemin des Cantons (Townships Trail), the Missisquoi Museum invites you to discover the historic diversity and delights of this charming region.
Headquartered in an 1830 three-story red-brick grist mill in Stanbridge East, the Missisquoi Museum features exhibitions and education programmes which explore the many individuals and events that contributed to the historic development of Missisquoi County.
Our collection is housed in three different buildings. As you explore the main site of the Missisquoi Museum, the Cornell Mill, you will be immersed in the fascinating story of the individuals and families and the conflicts and enterprises that shaped the history of Missisquoi County over the past 200 years.
Our quaint Hodge's General Store was built in 1841 and served the local community for 120 years. It now contains an extraordinary collection of authentic merchandise from the era of the Great Depression and World War II. Just a short walking distance from the main museum, Hodge's Store is truly a place where time stood still.
Classified as a provincial historic building in May 2004, the Walbridge Barn in Mystic (St-Ignace-de-Stanbridge), is one of the most beautiful gems of Quebec's architectural heritage. This dodecagonal (12-sided) barn is the only one of its kind in Quebec. Exhibiting the Missisquoi Museum's agricultural collection in the immense Walbridge Barn renders this site an advanced centre for the interpretation of agricultural life in Missisquoi County prior to World War II.
The Museum is managed by the Missisquoi Historical Society.
- Heritage site