The Crafts and Trades of Stanstead County

September 10th, 2016 – May 2017

This exhibition presented a selection of crafts and trades that were pursued for generations by people in the towns, villages and farmsteads of old Stanstead County. The ‘know how’ – the knowledge of making – that we associate with crafts and trades needs to be understood within the context of ‘living heritage’, also known as ‘Intangible Culture’. The crafts and trades presented here are part of our ‘living heritage’ in that they have been transmitted from generation to generation. They flourished through people taking ownership of a skill and making incorporating it as part of his or her own identity.