Blast from the past: 150 years of Sherbrooke History

By Taylor McClure, Special to The Outlet

Thursday, the Musée d’histoire de Sherbrooke (Mhist) inaugurated their new temporary exhibition titled ‘50 ans d’histoire urbaine: Sherbrooke, d’hier à aujourd’hui.’ With over 100, 000 photographs in the archival collection, the museum created a photographic exhibition that will highlight the urban develop of the city of Sherbrooke from the past to the present. The exhibition will run until April 26. The Record had the chance to get a sneak peak as to what it’s all about. From the fall of 2015 to the winter of 2019, the Mhist had a series in Sherbrooke’s French newspaper La Tribune titled Hier à aujourd’hui. This series consisted of historical photographs from their collection of different areas and sectors in Sherbrooke, compared to more recent photos and written texts to accompany them. After readers fell in love with the series, Mhist decided to bring it to life in the form of a photo exhibition. The series formed the base of the ‘150 ans d’histoire urbaine: Sherbrooke, d’hier à aujourd’hui’ exhibition. “We took the texts already written in the series, fixed them a little bit, and put the photos in a larger format,” explained Marie-Eve Gingras, Communications Coordinator for Mhist. See full story in the Feb. 28 edition of The Townships Outlet.

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