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

AUGUST

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 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.

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THE BREAD RUN IN THE POINT
Photo: Éric Gourdon
Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
AN ACTION-PACKED SATURDAY
Artisans pass on their know-how: arrow weaver, caner, snowshoe maker, cobbler and broom maker


Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
AN ACTION-PACKED SUNDAY
The blacksmith, rope maker, potter, broom maker, saddle maker, shingle maker and spoon maker will explain their trades.

Caner and basket weaver Nathalie Levasseur, called LA MÉTISSE, will show you how to weave baskets. And the spinner will be there with her large wheel.

Workshop on apothecary remedies with Éric Michaud

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.


Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
AN ACTION-PACKED SATURDAY
Artisans passionate about their work… The weaver shares the secrets of the trade. Vegetable dyeing workshop with goldenrod. New: The sock knitting machine


Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
AN ACTION-PACKED SATURDAY
Come and meet craftspeople who feel passionate about their trades: the clog maker, the snowshoe maker, the cooper, and the blacksmith.

Demonstrations of arrow weaving with France Hervieux,  a specialist in the arrow sash.

Workshop on making old-fashioned toys
Sculptor Denis Gauthier presents the workshop
The toy in the child's universe (in French) with small wooden horses on wheels.

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.

La vannière
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
La fileuse
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Le bardeleur
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Le sculpteur Denis Gauthier
Photo: Catherine Gauthier

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
AN ACTION-PACKED SATURDAY
Learn about old-fashioned trades: turner, spinner, rope maker, spoon maker, blacksmith and arrow weaver.

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

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During the evening, at 7:30 p.m.: At Twilight
with story-tellers François Lavallée, Francis Désilets, Patrick Péloquin, Marc-André Fortin and Alexis Roy.


Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
GAMES IN NEW FRANCE
with hosts and story-tellers Éric Michaud, Francis Désilets and Patrick Péloquin.

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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.


Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
AN ACTION-PACKED SATURDAY
The snowshoe maker, the spoon maker, the weaver, the caner and the broom maker will tell you about their trades.


Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DOWSERS NOT WITCHES
Did you know that Jacques Archambault was the first dowser in Ville-Marie and dug the first well on the Island of Montréal in 1658? Did he dig the one at Maison Saint-Gabriel which dates back to 1660? It is highly likely that François Le Ber used his services.

Sunday, August 27, large gathering of dowsers in the presence of the first dowser of Ville-Marie, Jacques Archambault.

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Le fondeur de cuillères
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Alexis Roy
Photo: David Alvarado Mora
Le sourcier
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Peter Wrona
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Les flécherandes
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Le fondeur de cuillères
Photo: Pierre Guzzo