Tourism in Potton at the turn of the 19th century

Saturdays from July 18th to October 10th, 2020
10 am to 3 pm


Exhibition at the Round Barn in Mansonville
Free admission


The historian Kesteman notes the beginning and rapid growth of the tourist industry from 1850 to 1920, due largely to the proliferation of places of interest and a coordinated rail service connecting tickets and itinerary for steamship or stagecoach service.

Our exhibition presents images from this historical time.

  • Paintings and engravings,
  • stagecoaches,
  • trains,
  • boats,
  • islands of Memphremagog,
  • legend of Memphré,
  • fishing,
  • climbing Owl’s Head,
  • summer camps,
  • elegant villas.

Reopening of the Mansonville Round Barn

Press release received from the Round Barn Committee


The Mansonville round barn
will soon open its doors to the public
!

The barn committee is actively working to make this possible as early as July 18th; thereafter, the barn will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Thanksgiving.

However, the barn committee urgently needs help. We are therefore looking for volunteers to welcome visitors every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Thanksgiving, within the strictest respect of the hygiene rules given the circumstances (distance, optional masks, etc.). We already have a dozen volunteers, so if we had a dozen more, it would be enough for everyone to come just once, on a single Saturday. If you can help us, please contact Béatrice Baass by phone at (450) 292-6872 or by email: bfussinger@gmail.com.

In addition to the visit of the restored barn, there will be three interesting exhibits that will be presented at the plateau and the hayloft this year:

  • The existing exhibit on “Tourism at the Turn of the 19th Century” which was presented at the Anglican Church Community Hall in 2017, but which too few visitors were able to see at that time.
  • A new exhibition on artisanal butter making.
  • An audio-visual presentation on the operation of a round barn.

Please join us in this adventure.

For the Round Barn Committee,
Edith Smeesters | July 9, 2020