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Saving the Founder's Home

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Louise Abbott  recently completed a documentary titled Saving the Founder's Home for the Brome County Historical Society (BCHS) about the preservation of the Paul Holland Knowlton house in Knowlton, Quebec. The circa 1815 square-timber house was moved on Friday, October 17, 2014, from its quarters at the Knowlton Golf Club on Lakeside to its new home on the grounds of the BCHS on Lakeside.

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Louise followed the progress of work on the building through its restoration this summer. The house was officially opened to the public on August 15, and Louise's documentary was screened at the inauguration. The film is now available for sale in DVD ($20) and Blu-ray ($25) format from the Brome County Historical Society or from Rural Route Communications. Proceeds will go towards the final touches on the house, in particular, chinking between the squared logs.

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Yves Beaupré gathers wood, while David Kininmonth does some measuring at the Paul Holland Knowlton House on April 7, 2015.