An Educational Mission through History
Maison Saint-Gabriel is:
A museum that passes on memory, presents and explains to the general public
the role played by Marguerite Bourgeoys in the development of the sharecropper’s farm in Pointe-Saint-Charles as well as her work with the King’s Wards;
the traditions maintained by the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, the work carried out by these religious sisters and the social impact of their commitment;
life in a rural milieu from the 17th to the 19th century and its cultural, religious and social heritage.
a place where visitors (from here or elsewhere…)
can be in communion with the spirit of those who built the country and with their values by exploring three centuries of history.
a museum that brings together cultural communities and organizations interested in history, heritage, traditional rural life in Quebec and life in Montreal.
a museum beyond the walls in the streets and parks in the heart of its neighbourhood, actualizing history in a contemporary way.