ACTIVITIES – FALL 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.
DECEMBER, A FESTIVE MONTHY FOR THE 375th
A CHRISTMAS BALL FOR MONTRÉAL’S 375th
The museum’s Christmas balls hanging on the tree are magnificent. These sparkling balls are irresistable. Watch as a glassblower creates a Christmas ball for Montréal’s 375th.
An excellent communicator, this artist is able to keep the attention of a young audience. Come and see him at work during this fascinating and educational activity for the entire family.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
IN THE LAND OF THE SPRITES
Story-teller Céline Jantet invites to to take a trip with sixty sprites who are hanging from the beams in the barn with their mischievous looks.
The sprite Diablon has lost his utensils. He feels very bad about this. Come and help him find them on Sunday, December 10, at 1:00 p.m. The story-teller will give you clues. The person who finds them will receive a prize.
For the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal, the chef has created a special cookie. It will be served with hot chocolate.
Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WORKSHOP ON MAKING WAX BABY JESUS MODELS
with Sylvette Chanel, sculptor and modeller
Making wax models of the Baby Jesus is a tradition that dates back to the French regime.
This workshop is for adults and children over the age of 9.
To learn more, click on WORKSHOP.
Merry Christmas to everyone!
Photo: Éric Gourdon
Photo: Maude Laferrière
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Photo: A. Latulippe
SEASON CLOSES ON DECEMBER 22, 2017.
Photo: Pierre Guzzo