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Fonds Beaulne Museum
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- 17 cm of textual records
- 70 photographs: col. and b&w
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The Beaulne Museum was founded in 1964 by Denise Beaulne and was originally housed at the Town Hall in Coaticook and, later on, in the same building as the municipal library. Following purchase of Château Norton in 1976, the Beaulne Museum was moved to this historic house. The mandate of the Museum is to promote education by offering workshops and seminars particularly focused on the visual arts, to encourage the public’s appreciation of the arts and heritage through exhibitions. As part of its mandate, the Museum also collects and preserves artifacts to be used in exhibitions.
The Château Norton, which presently houses the Beaulne Museum, was built in 1912 by Arthur O. Norton, a local business owner. Harry and Mary Norton bequethed the house to the Anglican Church in 1942 and turned it into a girls’ home until 1968. Finally, in 1976, it was purchased by the City of Coaticook.
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Fonds presents the foundation and early activities and exhibitions of the Beaulne Museum in Coaticook from 1977 to 1997. It consists of correspondence, reports, agreements, information on exhibitions and the museum collection, photographs, and press clippings. The fonds is composed of the following series: Administration, Moveable and immoveable property, Publicity, and Activities.
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Fonds was donated by the Beaulne Museum.
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Most of the documents are in French, a few are in English.
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The Human Resources file (F029, S001, D002) contains confidential information and access is restricted.
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