Housed in a stately and elegant heritage house (1862), Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre combines local history with cultural and artistic traditions of the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
Created in 1999, Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre Inc. is a registered charitable organization housed in an historic residence, devoted to the preservation, support and expansion of the cultural and historical traditions of the Eastern Townships.
The Centre serves as a meeting place and networking centre for organizations and individuals with the goal of sharing the rich and diverse heritage of its area. Through heritage interpretation and cultural activities, the Centre's particular priorities are to support expressions of culture which are pluralistic, inter-generational and multi-cultural in nature, and which reflect the diversity of artistic approaches and craft traditions in the community.
Every year, Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre welcomes over 8,000 visitors, who benefit from a wide variety of cultural and historical activities accessible for all ages.
Uplands is a heritage interpretation site as well as a cultural centre.
Heritage interpretation site
- Permanent historical exhibits – the antique collection of the Lennoxville Ascot Historical and Museum Society (LAHMS) includes more than 6000 objects plus archives
- Guided tours – these include interpretation of the exhibits, the site, and the traditions, offered by our bilingual guides (English/French)
- The English Tea experience – the traditional English Tea is one element of the intangible heritage of the region, and our guides– attired in period costumes– bring it to life for curious visitors. More than 3200 people experienced the English Tea tradition at Uplands in 2017
- Educational activities organized for school groups at all levels
- Heritage walking tour –Uplands is the starting point for a 2.2 km heritage walking tour that allows visitors to discover 30 homes and buildings that aided in shaping Lennoxville’s colourful history. The tour includes a map and audio guide.
- Exhibits of contemporary works of art by regional artists: Approximately 7 exhibits and 40 artists are showcased annually
- Outdoor exhibits: 2 classical sculptures and 22 large format exhibition platforms in the wooded area surrounding Uplands
- Cultural mediation and educational workshops for children and adults (art, culture, history)
- Concerts–Chamber music concerts, student concerts, and Christmas concerts
- Guided tours –site interpretation, including the current exhibition, is offered by our bilingual guides (French/English),
- English gardens, park, and picnic area
- Meeting place for community organizations