Our Elders Remember
Since 2011, the Cultural Committee has conducted interviews and filmed many citizens to record what they had to say about their ancestors, their childhood, their youth and their life in Austin. These documents, essentially videos and pictures, are invaluable in the preservation of the history of our municipality.
The resulting two-hour film, « Growing Up in Austin, 1920-1960 » is bilingual. It is comprised of 5 chapters and a conclusion.
The different chapters can be viewed directly from this page (see below). The Municipality has also recorded the film on a USB key for citizens who wish to download it onto their personal computer. The key can be borrowed at the Municipal Office upon payment of a $15 refundable deposit.
Chapter 1: The Municipality of Austin. Getting Around.
Chapter 2: The Homestead
Chapter 3: Working on the Farm. Working Outdoors.
Chapter 4: School
Chapter 5: Seasonal Recreation