QAHN Heritage Talks Online (No. 14):
Few people know that the first yard of silk woven in Canada was produced in 1922 by the Bruck Silk Mills of Cowansville, Quebec, as well as the first Canadian flag in 1964. Once a leader in Canada’s textile industry, the Bruck Mills sparked a demographic boom in Cowansville and brought economic growth to the Eastern Townships. In view of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the mill, the Bruck Museum is planning an exhibition about its textile heritage. Stories will be told about the Bruck Mills, its founders and several generations of workers who witnessed its golden age and its decline.
Suzanne Morin is the executive director of the Bruck Museum in Cowansville since May 2015. She previously held the positions of creative director at Canadian Geographic Enterprises in Ottawa, and in New York City, as the art director of Audubon (the magazine of The National Audubon Society) and as a senior designer for Pentagram, an international design firm. She was also a design consultant for the American Museum of Natural History, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Canada Post.