ACTIVITIES – SPRING 2017
Commemoration of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal
As part of the festivities to commemorate the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal, Maison Saint-Gabriel, museum and historic site, is highlighting the exceptional contribution made by the individuals who played a role in its history. With Marguerite Bourgeoys and the King’s Wards, the museum contributed to the building of the city. In 2017, we will be making the most of the opportunity to offer visitors an authentic and entertaining programme that evokes the deep roots of Ville-Marie.
For the second consecutive year, the bees are back at the museum. Four hives have been installed in the farmhouse gardens for the summer season. The four bee colonies are in for a treat, considering the quantity of flowers, vegetables and plants available in the gardens.
La nouvelle platebande « d’échinacées de Montréal » offrira des mellifères de plus au menu de nos butineuses.
To learn more, click on BEES.
Photo: Maison Saint-Gabriel
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 11 a.m.
LAUNCH OF A NEW APPLICATION
Montréal What a story! ... along the river
An entertaining historical circuit along the St. Lawrence River, between Maison Saint-Gabriel and the Musée de Lachine, using a free mobile application, a game and a series of outdoor signs.
To learn more, click on APPLICATION.
URBAN AGRICULTURE AT THE MUSEUM
A small brood of five Chantecler chicks
Always on the look-out for new projects that will pique the curiosity of the public and stimulate people’s interest in history, Maison Saint-Gabriel will make the most of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal to launch a new initiative: urban agriculture. In order to revive a tradition from the time of the farm, in 2017 the museum will set up a chicken coop to house a small brood of five Chantecler chicks.
To learn more, click on AGRICULTURE.
Photo: Joël Rochon – plumes & jardins
Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MONTREAL MUSEUMS DAY
An action-packed Sunday in the company of story-tellers Éric Michaud, Patrick Péloquin, Marc-André Fortinand historical personalities Jacques Le Ber and Nicolas Perrot.
See the spoon maker, heating the pewter and pouring it into his old-fashioned moulds. The saddle maker will teach you his secrets.
Discover the art of weaving threads with the arrow weavers from Lanaudière.
The blacksmith, snowshoe maker, dowser, rope maker, turner, potter, shoe maker, weaver and glass blower will explain their trades.
Visit the temporary exhibit, 375 years in the heart of the action.
Guided tour of the museum with the King’s Wards.
To learn more, click on MUSEUMS.
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
VERNISSAGE FOR THE TEMPORARY EXHIBIT
375 years in the heart of the action!
From the time of its founding, Montréal has been profoundly marked by the contribution of the female religious communities. Women of action, they served as teachers, nurses, missionaries, architects, musicians, etc. They were behind the first services provided to the public and they provided the framework for our modern social system. This exhibit highlights the occasionally surprising diversity of their involvement in the Montréal community and the scope of their heritage. What became of them? Are they still active?
To learn more, click on EXHIBIT.
Project financed under the agreement on the cultural development of Montréal by Ville de Montréal and the Ministère de la culture et des Communications.