PROGRAMME

ACTIVITIES – FALL 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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SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
FARMHOUSE MARKET
For the 375th anniversary of Montréal, Maison Saint-Gabriel will be organizing, for the first time, an agricultural market on the museum site, with vegetables and herbs from its garden.

It will be a time for celebration on the museum site. There are surprises for you. A vegetable basket will be offered to the 375th visitor.

Demonstrations of old-fashioned trades with the broom maker, the snowshoe maker, the weaver and the caner.

To know more, click on FARMHOUSE MARKET.


Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
HARVEST FESTIVAL
At 10:30, concert with the musicians of the Ensemble Claude-Gervaise followed by the auction with auctioneer and story-teller, Joseph Sanfaçon.

Meet Baptiste Durand, spoon maker; the screener, the blacksmith, the potter, the rope maker, the turner and the cobbler will show you their trades.

Caner and basket weaver Nathalie Levasseur, called LA MÉTISSE, will show you how to weave baskets and the spinner will spin wool with her spinning wheel.

Glass blowing demonstrations with Gérald Collard, artist and glassblower

Guided tours of the Farmhouse garden and samples, story-teller and coureur de bois Ti-Jean de La Rochelle, and the Théâtre Catherine Crolo.

To learn more, click on HARVESTS.


Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
AN ACTION-PACKED SATURDAY
Even in September the activities continue with the clog maker, the glass blower and the spinner.

WORKSHOPS ON URBAN APICULTURE
June 17 and September 9 (Saturdays), 2017
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, September 9, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
EXTRACTING HONEY
Workshop with an urban apiarist from Alvéole.
The workshop on extracting honey is both educational and participative. The guests will be involved in the process of extracting the honey and putting it in jars. They will see all of the steps involved: from taking the honey from the hive, centrifuging it, placing it in jars and, most important of all, tasting it. Farmhouse honey straight from the hive... What a chance!

These workshops will take place in the Farmhouse garden from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on July 18 and September 9 (Saturdays), 2017. Since attendance is limited to 25 participants, it is important to make a reservation.


Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 12: 30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
AN ACTION-PACKED SUNDAY
Come and meet the cobbler, the spoon maker, the turner, the saddle maker and the cooper.


Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CRAFTSPEOPLE AT WORK
Making rope is a very old technique. Demonstrations by the rope maker and the weaver.


Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
AN ACTION-PACKED SUNDAY
The wood turner, a man passionate about his trade, will reveal his secrets to you.

Workshop on making old-fashioned toys: Small horses on wheels with specialist Denis Gauthier.

LE MARCHÉ DE LA MÉTAIRIE
Photo: Monique Tairraz
Le tisserand
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Le souffleur de verre
Photo: Éric Gourdon
Le baedeleur
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
ATELIERS SUR L’APICULTURE URBAINE
Photo: Véronique St-Pierre
Le cordier
Photo: Véronique St-Pierre
Atelier de jouets anciens
Photo: Maison Saint-Gabriel
Le sellier
Photo: Véronique St-Pierre
Le cordonnier
Photo: Véronique St-Pierre
Théâtre Catherine-Crolo
Photo: Pierre Guzzo