Cowansville and Bruck Mills: A Golden Thread
Black and white panoramic photo. A large number of employees and managers of the company pose in front of the factory on four rows.

Cowansville and Bruck Mills: A Golden Thread

Bruck Museum 2023

Bruck Mills — once the star of the Canadian textile industry — was the cornerstone of Cowansville’s industrial and demographic growth for over 50 years. It is most known for having produced the first yard of silk in Canada in 1922 and the first Canadian flag in 1964. This virtual exhibit tells the story of the factory and of several generations of workers who witnessed both its golden age and decline.

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Julie Allard
Louis-Philippe Leblanc-Cyr
Suzanne Morin


French writer

Isabelle Capmas
Suzanne Morin

French editor

Michèle Audet
Monique Roy

Comparative editor

Monique Roy


English translator

Pascale Simard
Jane Thornton


Designer - website

Benoit Leblanc
Pascal Lavallée


Marc Lamontagne
Pascal Lavallée


Steve Pellerin
Éliane Excoffier
Kassandra Reynolds
Suzanne Morin

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