Potton Heritage Association

2015 Summer Activities

[Last update : June 5th]

Discover our Historical and Natural Heritage

  Summer activities 2015  {364.2 KiB}

Sunday, June 7th, 1:30 p.m. Town Hall in Mansonville
Our President, Sandra Jewett, will present a talk entitled “A Community in distress – The Typhoid Epidemic of 1923”, an event in which 205 citizens were afflicted and sixteen died.  Bilingual presentation.  A light lunch will follow the lecture.  Free admission.  To reserve or for information call Carol Bishop 450-292-4844.

Saturday, June 20th, 1:30 p.m.
Guided visit to the Skinner, Elkins and Miltimore cemeteries near Highwater.  The Elkins and Skinner families were some of Potton’s first settlers in 1797.  Sandra Jewett, Gérard Leduc and Viateur Rodrigue will provide historical commentary and observations.  Meet in the parking near the CIBC for carpooling (recommended). A BBQ follows at Carol’s – $10.00 charge applies, bring your own beverage. Reservations essential before June 14th, with Carol at 450-292-4844.

Friday, June 26th, 5 p.m.
Opening ceremony of the exhibition at the Mansonville Round Barn

Saturdays from June 27th to October 10th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Round Barns and Countryside
Functionality of Barns and Historical Agricultural Heritage
Free Admission
Information: Hans Walser 450-292-3566 info@pottonheritage.org.

Saturday, July 11th, 10 a.m.
Enjoy a walk beside Sugar Loaf Pond Creek, visit marshlands, and waterfall to arrive at hosts Thérèse & Jean-Louis, with pond and swimming pool.  Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of fellowship.  (Bring your lunch and beverage of choice and your bathing suit!)  Meet near 87 chemin de l’Étang-Sugar Loaf.  There will be carpooling to return after lunch.  Reservations with Janine:  450-292-3780.

Saturday, July 18th, 10 a.m.
Visit the site of the former Mountain House Hotel on the shores of Memphremagog at the foot of Owl’s Head.  Gérard Leduc will narrate the history of this site.  The hotel burned in October 1899, was never rebuilt and is now the site of the Worthen family’s summer home.  Remember to bring water, and your lunch. No amenities available. Meet at intersection of chemin Mountain House and Leadville.

Saturday, July 25th, 10 a.m.
Hike up Owl’s Head Mountain.  Meet in the main parking lot.  Bring plenty of water, hiking poles and wear good boots. Choice of either intermediate or challenging route to the summit. Intermediate level will be led by Grant, and the other led by Frank is a challenging hike. Total duration: 4 hours approximately.

Friday and Saturday, August 7th and 8th
Visit the Heritage Booth at the Multicultural Festival.
Enter our photography contest – “Pottonites in their daily routines”
Check heritagepotton.org for contest rules.

 Sunday, August 16th, 9 a.m.
Hike Singer Mountain with leader, Frank Ruiz. Carpool from Parc André-Gagnon. Level: difficult; duration 5 hours.

Saturday, August 22nd, 10 a.m.
Visit to the Beach family’s summer home on Lake Memphremagog, built in 1870. Owner Richard Beach will provide the history.  Meet at corner of Chemin des Faucons-Pélerins and du Lac. Parking is very constrained at the location.  Bring your own lunch and swimsuit! Must reserve with Carol at 450-292-4844.

Saturday, September 5th, 1 p.m.
One of our most popular events… our corn roast on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, at the Municipal beach at Perkins Landing.  Bring a salad or dessert to share. Bring your own beverage and water, if desired, along with your place setting and glass for your favourite beverage. Reservations are required for menu coordination! Call Janine at 450 292 3780!  Duration, around 3 hours.


Excursions are free of charge to Association members,
$5 required from non-members.

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  Summer activities 2015  {364.2 KiB}