PROGRAMME

ACTIVITIES – SUMMER 2017

Commemoration of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal

Commemoration of the 375th anniversary of the founding of MontréalAs 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.

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June | July | August
Musical conversations
Tour of the gardens

JUNE

Monday, June 5, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
OFFICIALLY OPENING OF THE JARDIN DES ORIGINES
The Jardin des origines highlights the conttribution made by First Nations women and makes the visitor aware of the importance of their heritage. Filled with indigenous plants, this garden provides a testimonial to the encounter of the French and First Nations cultures and the horticultural and medicinal knowledge of the First Nations women.

This heritage bequest from Montréal for its 375th anniversary complements the gardens inspired by New France that are present on the site of Maison Saint-Gabriel, a living aspect of history proposed by the museum.

To learn more, click on OPENING.

Le Jardin des origines
Photo: Pierre Guzzo

THE MONTRÉALECHINACEA
For its 375th anniversary, the Ville de Montréal has given itself a floral emblem, the echinacea. It is a robust plant that is of interest for biodiversity (a honey plant appreciated by bees and butterflies). Its colour is close to the red of Montreal’s logo.

Maison Saint-Gabriel is home to 48 of these Echinacea plants. These flowers were planted in a new flowerbed that runs along the rail fence near the Jardin des origines. Grasses were included to create an impression of lightness.

L’ÉCHINACÉE DE « MONTRÉAL »
Photo: Maison Saint-Gabriel

Saturday, June 6, 2017 at 5 p.m.
ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE FRIENDS
under the honorary presidency of
Jean-Claude Vigor, gardener
and specialist in ornamental horticulture.

The activities will be hosted by two story-tellers
Marc-André Fortin and Patrick Péloquin


June 17 and September 9 (Saturdays), 2017
WORKSHOPS ON URBAN APICULTURE
As part of its second bee a friend campaign, Maison Saint-Gabriel, museum and historic site, in cooperation with Alvéole, proposes two practical workshops on urban apiculture.

Saturday June 17, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
INSPECTING THE HIVE
Workshop with an urban apiarist from Alvéole.
This workshop invites participants to take part in inspecting the hives in order to discover the surprising world of bees. They will observe the bees in full action while verifying the health of the colony and will learn how the hive functions.

These workshops will take place in the Farmhouse garden from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on July 17 and September 9 (Saturdays), 2017. Since attendance is limited to 25 participants, it is important to make a reservation.

At the end of the afternoon, a 5@7
TALES OF DRINKING
with story-teller Éric Michaud

To learn more, click on 5@7.

FÊTE ANNUELLE DES AMIS
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
ATELIERS SUR L’APICULTURE URBAINE
Photo: Véronique St-Pierre
Éric Michaud
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Maison Saint-Gabriel
Photo: Maude Laferrière
Le sentier de poésie
Photo: Monique Tairraz
Maison Saint-Gabriel
Photo: Maude Laferrière

THE BREAD RUN IN THE POINT
Saturdays: from June 17 to September 9, 2017

The odour of bread will circulate in the streets of Pointe-Saint-Charles every Saturday morning, during the months of June, July and August, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The baker will travel from door to door, with his cart pulled by Betty, a magnificent mare. With his bell, he will announce his arrival. Don’t miss these wonderful loaves of bread, still warm from the oven.

For more information, click on
click on THE BREAD RUN.

THE BREAD RUN IN THE POINT
Photo: Éric Gourdon
From Sunday June 18 to Sunday September 3, 2017
“Keepers of memories” will demonstrate their know-how on the museum site

This summer, every Sunday, you will be able to see artisans busy at work on the museum site. Before your very eyes, the craftspeople will card wool, weave, dye, sew, embroider or weave baskets. The artisans will highlight the talent of people from days gone by who often lived a modest life that was rich in experience and know-how. Weaver, rope maker. water witch, thrower, clog maker, spoon maker, blacksmith, broom maker, screener, saddle maker, shingle maker, snowshoe maker, cobbler, potter, caner, arrow weavers will be on site.

Keepers of memories
Photo: Véronique St-Pierre
From Sunday June 18 to Sunday September 3, 2017
VILLE-MARIE IN MUSIC

For the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal, the musicians of the Ensemble Claude-Gervaise will present 12 musical events on the theme Ville-Marie in music.

Come and relive the history of Montréal
through the magic of music.
VILLE-MARIE IN MUSIC
Photo: Pierre Guzzo

Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 11 a.m.
The first explorers: Music on the ships
The musical landscape around Cartier and Champlain

Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 11 a.m.
The First Nations: war and friendships
Music of the First Nations and missionaries

Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Founding of a parish in Montréal: the Sulpicians
Musician priests: Jean Girard and Vachon de Belmont

Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Founding of Montréal: Maisonneuve
Lute player. Music of the devout.

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 11 a.m.
The threat of the English: The Kirk brothers, Phipps
Music of the soldiers

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Intendant Bigot in Montréal
Music of balls and dances

Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Founding of a school: Marguerite Bourgeoys
Religious music in the communities

Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Christmas and New Years celebrations
Religious and lay music for the holiday season

Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Voyageurs and adventurers
Montréal, city of adventurers: their songs

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11 a.m.
The King’s Wards
Songs of the girls looking for husbands and ball music

Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 11 a.m.
The loss of a colony: Montcalm
Noble entertainment and soldiers’ songs

Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
A concert in Ville-Marie
An evening with Governor Ramezay

From Sunday June 18 to Sunday September 3, 2017
THÉÂTRE CATHERINE-CROLO

Every Sunday during the summer, come and plunge into the heart of the action. Clearing the land, gardening, housework or entertaining adventures... through a series of four consecutive skits, lasting about ten minutes, you'll experience an echo of life in the 17th century. The performances, in period costume, take place at 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Make your acquaintance with Catherine Crolo, the first intendant of the farm, who cleared and worked the land with as much passion as reason. She will recount her extraordinary adventure for you. Then learn to keep house with the King’s Wards, including such chores as laundry and preparing remedies in the Amerindian tradition. Listen to the confidences of Marguerite de Nevelet and Anne-Marie Phansèque, as well as the good advice of Catherine Crolo on making you marriage a success. Two suitors, Ti-Jean de La Rochelle, coureur des bois and Abraham Bouat, settler, churcjwarden, innkeeper, bourgeois and merchant, will also be present

Moreover, there will be samples and various artisans will be on hand to show you the trades of days gone by, in addition to music and a guide in the Farmhouse garden... Plunge into history on these beautiful summer Sundays.

LE THÉÂTRE CATHERINE-CROLO
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ROCKING ON THE FRONT LAWN
A festive day to open the tourist season with host and story-teller Joseph Sanfaçon. He will be accompanied by singer and flautist Mia Lacroix and violonist Pierre-Olivier Dufresne.

Come and see the clog maker, the weaver, the broom maker, the caner, the rope maker, the potter and the blacksmith.

The snowshoe maker works the rawhide before your eyes, and the cobbler teaches you how to make moccasins.

The apothecary will present a workshop on old-fashioned remedies.

Don’t miss story-teller Lucie Bisson; you will be delighted with her fantastic tales.

Musical conversation with the Ensemble Claude-Gervaise,
guided tours of the Farmhouse gardens and samples;
as well as story-teller and Ti-Jean de La Rochelle
and the Théâtre Catherine-Crolo.


Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ARTISANS AT WORK
Artisans pass on their know-how: lace makers, arrow weavers, spinners, caner, shingle maker, cobbler, glass blower, screener, blacksmith and spoon maker.

The water witch will teach you to find water with his magic rods.

Workshop the coureur des bois
Come and experience the time of the coureurs des bois
and the fur trade with coureur des bois Francis Désilets.

To learn more, click on WORKSHOP.

EN SE BERÇANT SUR LE PERRON
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
L'apothicaire
Photo: Maude Laferrrière
Le coureur des bois Francis Désilets
Photo: Maude Laferrrière
Les flécherandes
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Le tisserand
Photo: Véronique St-Pierre
Le sourcier
Photo: Véronique St-Pierre