Heather Darch, Historian and Missisquoi Museum Curator
TOPIC - "Dying of Neglect: The Movement to Document and Preserve Historic Eastern Townships Cemeteries"
Heather Darch is from Ontario where she worked at the Wellington County Museum, the Guelph Museums and for the Heritage and Culture Department for the City of North York. She has both a B.A and M.A. in history and a B.Sc. in anthropology. She married Mike Gasser and moved to Pike River to live on her husband’s dairy farm. She has been employed at the Missisquoi Museum for nearly 17 years as the Curator of Collections and, although she is not a true Townshipper, she believes that giving birth to two Townshipper boys qualifies her as an honourary one! Heather is serving currently as a director for the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network and for the Quebec Old Cemeteries Association and is a regular contributor to “Le Tour” magazine.