Voices from Another Time is a visit of Coaticook’s ten heritage cemeteries. Please note that each tour has to be preloaded individually.
We suggest that you preload the tour(s) you are interested in doing on your smart device (tablet or telephone) prior to your visit. You will then have access to the contents of each tour via the “My Tours” menu without necessitating access to the Internet.
We recommend the use of earphones to fully enjoy the audio content.
At each site, a guide will accompany you to unveil its secrets, and you’ll hear more than a dozen pioneers—ghosts from the grave—share their tales from another time. Together with its photographs and archival documents, this audioguide will help make each of your cemetery visits a memorable one.
Tiny burial grounds, where American settlers were laid to rest, hidden in the turn in a country road, graveyards in hamlets and villages overlooking beautiful landscapes, vast urban cemeteries resembling parks… each of the 10 cemeteries on the tour has a history and several stories to tell. With monuments of great artistic merit, they are all unique, reflecting the identity of the Eastern Townships.
Production: Les Productions Traces et Souvenances
Research, script, composition of texts: Anne Dansereau
English translation: Stevenson & Writers Inc.
Artistic advisor and recordings director: Lysanne Gallant
Recording: Larry O’Malley, Audiobec Sono/Vidéo
Photographs: Anne Dansereau, except archival documents and instances when other sources are mentioned
Producer: Municipality of Coaticook
Our heartfelt thanks to the archivists and volunteers at the Société d’histoire de Coaticook, the Stanstead Historical Society, the Beaulne Museum, and the Eastern Townships Resource Centre for their collaboration.
Our most sincere gratitude is extended to the families who shared their memories and their archival photographs. Special thanks to photographer Normand Métivier and to Gérald Gilbert of BaladoDiscovery.