EDUCATION

PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVEL

Information and reservations

Telephone: 514 935-8136
Fax: 514 935-5692
Email: mjrcip@globetrotter.net

For you, history takes life

At the museum

Enthusiastic guides will be pleased to welcome you and your group.

2016-2017 educational activity programme

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Brunch of the three wise men
A bean is hidden in any cake worthy of the name. The person who finds it will be fleetingly known as the King or Queen and will be entitled to choose his/her King or Queen in turn. A workshop for young and old alike.

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Sugaring off time
Collecting maple syrup is certainly one of the oldest traditions in our country. On this Sunday, come and satisfy your sweet tooth, by cooking your little buckwheat pancake and topping it with maple syrup. Story-tellers will tell you about the history of sugaring off time.

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Palm braiding workshop
Take part in a palm braiding workshop and use your creativity to make your own ornaments. This workshop is intended for children aged 9 to 12. Places limited - maximum 15 children. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Dowser or witch? A great gathering of dowsers
Dowsers will be on site this Sunday. Come and meet them with their magic sticks. They’re very inspiring; they’re dowsers not witches.

Sunday,
September 3, 2017
First we sow, then we harvest
Help from Providence is necessary for a good harvest. In order to have luck on their side, the settlers would take part in the prayers, blessings and processions of their parish, in addition to festivities, dances, and libations to reconcile the sacred and the profane. On Sunday, come and celebrate the harvest festival with the musicians of the Ensemble Claude-Gervaise and take part in the Auction.

Friday,
October 13, 2017
Superstitions or suspicions
Are you superstitious? It's Friday the 13th... A trip through the beliefs, customs and superstitions of days gone by. For adults only. Story-tellers Alexis Roy, Marc-André Fortin and Lucie Bisson will spend a breath-taking evening with you

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Opening of Beggars’ week
This year, Maison Saint-Gabriel is preparing to show them a little hospitality for a few days, if the welcome pleases them of course. Be prepared... this year, the beggars don’t just beg! These beggars also tell stories and tap their feet. From 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., “beggars’ soup” will be served. An afternoon for the entire family

Sunday,
November 12, 2017
Old-fashioned toys
Making toys to be given as gifts for Christmas and New Year’s Day is a tradition that dates back to the French regime. Learn the techniques of making old-fashioned toys with specialist Denis Gauthier.

Saturday,
November 25, 2017
Let’s celebrate St. Catherine’s Day
St. Catherine’s Day was a time for celebration at the start of the 20th century. Toffee, that famous mixture of sugar and molasses, which is then beaten and pulled to make candy, will be prepared on the site. Visitors will have an opportunity to sample some while listening to music and tales. An afternoon for young and old alike.

Sunday,
December 17, 2017
Workshop on making Baby Jesus sculptures
With Sylvette Chanel, sculptor and model maker. Making wax Baby Jesus models is a tradition that dates back to the French Regime. This workshop is intended for families with children aged 8 and more.

Sunday,
January 7, 2018
Brunch of the three wise men
A bean is hidden in any cake worthy of the name. The person who finds it will be fleetingly known as the King and will be entitled to choose his Queen. A workshop for young and old alike.

Sunday,
March 11, 2018
Sugaring off time
Collecting maple syrup is certainly one of the oldest traditions in our country. On this Sunday, come and satisfy your sweet tooth, by cooking your little buckwheat pancake and topping it with maple syrup.

Sunday,
March 25,2018
Palm braiding
On Palm Sunday, take part in a palm braiding workshop and use your creativity to make your own ornaments. For adults only.


An arboreal circuit

Trees and time
Several of the trees found on the Maison Saint-Gabriel historical site are more than 100 years old. Some were planted carefully, while others grew from a seed carried here by the wind. They can be classified into approximately 20 species. Discover them with a touch of history in this document, which you can download as a pdf file. Use it when you visit the museum!

At school

Invite a story-teller to your class

Upon request, a story-teller can visit you to tell you his tales and legends. What a wonderful way to relate history! For the fees, the school will an agreement with the story-teller.

Information
Telephone: 514 935-8136
Fax: 514 935-5692
Email: mjrcip@globetrotter.net

On-line

Text comprehension activities

Royalty-free educational activities and games for school use have been designed for the primary and secondary levels as well as for language learning groups.

A Brief History of New France (6 activities to be downloaded)

Text comprehension activities on a brief history of New France in connection with the chronicles on the history pages. These activities can be reproduced. (6 PDF activities)

TO EACH HIS OWN TRADE
Doctor or surgeon: what’s the difference?
Being a butcher in New France

CHILD’S PLAY!
Do you want to play with me?

FESTIVE MEMORY: REJOICING AND CELEBRATING IN THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER VALLEY
St. Catherine’s Day

DAILY LIFE IN NEW FRANCE
Eating in New France
Hygiene in New France

Educational history site

One educational history Internet site is available to you so that you can learn more.

Site on architecture

The Mark of Time
Theme visit on the architecture of Maison Saint-Gabriel, its farmhouse and its neighbourhood.