Potton’s Round Barn: This barn has a past, let’s give it a future!

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Potton’s Round Barn: This barn has a past, let’s give it a future!
Guests attend the launching of a major fundraising campaign to complete the restoration of the Mansonville Round Barn (Photo : courtesy of Raymond Gagnon)

THE SCOOP, By Mable Hastings – On Thursday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m., the Round Barn Committee invited guests to the launching of a major fundraising campaign to complete the restoration of the Mansonville Round Barn located at 323 rue Principale in Mansonville. Noting a major grant from Canadian Heritage of $386,500 and the results of various fundraising campaigns since 2013 and contributions from the MRC Memphremagog and the Township of Potton, the purpose of the event was to allow guests to witness the new solid foundation on which the barn now sits and the amazing transformation taking place as the barn is evolving, resuscitated and breathing once again in hope and promise of another chance at life. The Mansonville Round Barn will become a Heritage Interpretation Centre in the Township of Potton and an important cultural and heritage hub for the Memphremagog region. Designed to appeal to all ages, varied educational, social and cultural exhibitions will celebrate the heritage of the architecture, natural landscapes, forestry and agriculture unique to the Eastern Townships. See full story in the April 23 edition of the Brome County News.

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