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After eight decades of collecting, the Stanstead Historical Society Archives Centre have become an essential and frequently consulted resource for the history of Stanstead County and of the Eastern Townships of Quebec generally.

At the time of the Colby family donation in 1992, the former Carrollcroft dining room and adjacent storage rooms were given over to greatly expand the archives centre. In 2014, state-of-the-art mobile storage equipment was installed in a new archival storage space below the solarium. Visitors to the archives generally fall into three main groups: academic researchers, genealogists, and users wishing to consult back issues of the Stanstead Journal. The Stanstead Historical Society Archives Centre is the official depositor of the Journal.

The SHS Archives and Documentation Centre is closed to the public at the moment. For any remote requests, it is possible to reach the  Archivist from 9:00 to 12:00 a.m. and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Research and reproduction fees may apply.

To contact the Archivist, please call 819-876-7322.

Research inquiries, may also be sent to