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Le Courant

Automne 2011 | 13

The Roger Peloquin collection

The Roger Peloquin Collection No one would remember much about going along Child St. and coming in front of a postered nondescript shop with a sign indicating the occupant, R. Peloquin, Sculptor. The importance of this annex waited within. To be found were nearly 1000 pieces in wood, recently carved, and recently set up for viewing. You would see buildings from here and there in the region, carefully reproduced. You could see a well known building like Chateau Norton or something entirely different coming straight out of the imagination of Roger Peloquin. Many of the items he created, using the wood chisel, represented everyday objects, others looked back to to the rural life of long ago - such as machinery or equipment used by work animals. The fascination for this artwork and Roger Peloquin began then became the object of many happy days of work at his home in Ste. Edwidge. It was following the arrival in the area of an exposition of similar woodworking crafts held during the 1980's that the spark of interest was lit for him. Throughout the 1990's, French tourists came by the bus load to view this impressive collection. A Valuable Asset To the family, it was never a question that this collection be thrown in the trash or divided up. The collection was put up for sale following the death of Roger Peloquin in June of 2009. Some well known actors in the region showed an interest in the collection. However, it was the municipality where all this got started, who made the acquisition. Ste. Edwidge de Clifton decided to dedicate a museum in the village of the same name in order that numerous visitors could come and see this collection for the first time or revisit the work of this amazing self-taught sculptor of representational art. In the meantime, the collection is being painstakingly studied in order to assess a proper value on the collection. This study is drawing to a close and there will be other steps to be crossed along the way before a proper maket value is fixed to the collection. It is hoped that in the Spring of 2012, this collection will be opened to the public, and, as they say, coming soon....

Le Courant

Le Courant est publié par la Société une fois par année. Membres de la société, historiens professionnels et amateurs partagent avec les lecteurs le fruit de leurs recherches. Les textes sont disponibles en français et en anglais. La publication de cette revue est rendue possible grâce au soutien de commanditaires locaux que nous remercions avec toute notre gratitude.


Société d'histoire de Coaticook

34, rue Main Est
Coaticook, Québec
819 849-1023
Courriel : info@societehistoirecoaticook.ca

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Dernière mise à jour :
24 avril 2018

Bases de données

Vous pouvez désormais effectuer une recherche de photos sur nos bases de données en ligne.

Vous pouvez maintenant également faire des recherches dans nos fonds et collections d'archives par le Portail des archives des Cantons-de-l'Est.

Collections

Journaux et photos du Progrès de Coaticook depuis 1950 • Collection du Coaticook Observer des années 1928 à 1938. • Collection de l'Etoile de l'Est de 1928 à 1938.

Services de recherche

Fonds d'archives • Conservation • Bibliothèque • Recherches en archives • Informations généalogiques

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