Jimmy Manson, Historian, Sportswriter, Author

Monday, March 07, 2016 at 2:00 PM

"Granby and the Influence of the Miner Family"

Jim Manson presents the Miner family of Granby

Jim Manson, a historian specializing in the Eastern Townships will enlighten and amuse members of the Canadian Club on March 7 at 2 o’clock in the Auberge West Brome.  His topic is the Miner family and their role in the industrial development of Granby.  When Harlow Miner first arrived in Granby in the 1820’s there were 4 “good houses"and mostly English speaking residents.  Through the generations the family owned a tannery, a carriage manufacturing company, controlled the hydraulic power in the 1880’s and eventually Granby Rubber Company.  Manson will situate this entrepreneurial activity in a Quebec that was rapidly changing with industrialization.  His talk is bound to be insightful and humorous. 

As a teacher, Jim Manson has stimulated many audiences from those who attend the very popular Brome County Historical lectures and historical excursions across the country to university students at Concordia, McGill and Bishops Universities. Presently he is a professor of history at Champlain College of Vermont’s international campus in Montreal where he teaches Canadian history, American and Canadian relations and human rights and globalization.  He has degrees from Concordia and McGill and has written three books on the “Townships Smaller World: Eastern Townships and the Imperial Age”; “From Isolation to Integration the changing face of the Townships 1830-67 “and” the Loyal Americans of New England and New York.”
All are welcome.  The fee for non-members is $10.  Reservations for lunch at 12 o’clock at the Auberge ,can be made by phoning 450-266-7552

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