PROGRAMME

ACTIVITIES – SPRING 2018

April | May | June

APRIL

Tuesday, April 24, 2018  at 5 p.m.
BENEFIT EVENING OF THE FRIENDS OF MAISON SAINT-GABRIEL
at the Alexandra Pier and Cruise Terminal under the honorary presidency of Ms. Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority.

To learn more, click on BENEFIT EVENING. Coming soon.
For reservations: TICKETING

Soirée Bénéfice
Photo: Place des Commencements

MAY

Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
OPENING OF THE TEMPORARY EXHIBIT (by invitation only)
350 Years of History
22018 marks the 350th anniversary of the acquisition of this large agricultural domain by Marguerite Bourgeoys to ensure the self-sufficiency of her Community of teaching nuns. It traces the history of this magnificent farmhouse that became a museum and bears witness to the transformation of the Montreal landscape over time. Come and discover how the Congrégation de Notre-Dame has been preserving, for generations, this precious heritage, administering the vocation changes of its buildings and remaining faithful to its educational mission.

To learn more, click on OPENING

Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MONTREAL MUSEUMS DAY
A very lively Sunday awaits you with story-tellers in period costumes and artisans of the crafts of New France demonstrating their skills.

Story-tellers Éric Michaud, Frédéric Parent and Marc-André Fortinwill amaze you with their talents while historians Francis Désilets and Patrick Péloquin welcome you to the site and share with you their passion for New France.

Come meet several artisans and see them at work. Watch the spoon maker heating pewter and pouring it into old-fashioned molds. Also on the site, you will find a snowshoe lacer, a rope maker, a turner, a cobbler, a saddler, a glass blower and a broom maker who will all be explaining their craft.

Watch demonstrations by such artisans as the basket weaver, the spinner with her old spinning wheel and the sash weavers of Lanaudière finger weaving arrowhead sashes. And you won’t want to miss the workshop on vegetable dyes.

On this very special day, site activities and access to the temporary exhibit are free. A short guided tour of the house where the King’s Wards were welcomed is also offered free of charge.

To learn more, click on MUSEUM

Éric Michaud
Photo: Anick Benoit

Patrick Peloquin
Photo: Pierre Guzzo

Flécheuse
Photo: Maison Saint-Gabriel

JUNE

Tuesday, June 5, 2018  at 5 p.m.
ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF FRIENDS ((by invitation only)
under the honorary presidency of Jean-Claude Vigor, gardener and specialist in ornamental horticulture.

Hosted by story-tellers Marc-André Fortin and Patrick Péloquin, this celebration commemorates in very special way the 350th anniversary of the acquisition of the house by Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1668. On this occasion, three species of trees that were found in Pointe-Saint-Charles in the 17th century will be planted in the glade. These trees are a sugar maple, a white pine and a tamarack – a gift from the Sud-Ouest borough. The event will take place under the honorary presidency of borough mayor Benoit Dorais and other elected officials.

Fêtes des amis
Photo: Maison Saint-Gabriel

Saturdays, June 16, 2018
GARDEN DAYS

Maison Saint-Gabriel is taking advantage of Garden Days , organized by the Canadian Garden Council, to inaugurate the garden experience of the Youth Programme (in French). On Saturdays June 16 and 23, 2018, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., three educational activities will be offered to children aged 6 to 12 years old and their families.

To learn more, click here: GARDEN DAYS

Garden Days
Photo: Maude Laferrière


THE BREAD RUN IN THE POINT
Saturdays: from June 16 to September 8, 2018
This summer, every Saturday morning between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, the smell of fresh bread will waft through the streets of Pointe-Saint-Charles. The baker will go from door to door in his cart drawn by a magnificent mare. A ringing bell will announce his arrival. Don’t miss your chance to purchase warm bread fresh from the oven!

To learn more, click on BREAD RUN

La run de pain
Photo: Éric Gourdon


Every Saturday and Sunday from June 17 to September 2, 2018

“PASSERS-ON OF MEMORY” WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR KNOW-HOW ON THE MUSEUM SITE
This summer, every Saturday and Sunday, you will be able to see artisans busy at work on the museum site. 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. On site, you will find a weaver, rope maker, dowser, turner, clog maker, spoon maker, blacksmith, broom maker, sifter, saddler, snowshoe lacer, cobbler, potter, spinner, basket weaver, sash weaver and a specialist in vegetable dyes.
Des « passeurs de mémoire » transmettent leur savoir-faire sur le site du musée.
Photo: Véronique St-Pierre
Tourneur
Photo: Maison Saint-Gabriel
Teinture
Photo: David Alvarado Mora
Raquettes
Photo: David Alvarado Mora



Every Sunday at 11 a.m.
From July 8 to September 2, 2018

Come relive the history of Montreal through the magic of music. For the 350th anniversary of the acquisition of the farmhouse by Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1668, musicians from Ensemble Claude-Gervaise will present musical events on the theme Ville Marie in Music.
La run de pain
Photo: Pierre Guzzo

Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Christmas and Parish Life
Midnight Mass and Christmas carols
Instrument: viola da gamba

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 11 a.m.
New Year’s and Social Life
New Year’s gift, food drive and social gatherings
Instrument: lute

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Candlemas and Military Life
Soldiers music and winter balls
Instruments: flutes

Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Easter and Love Life
Religious processions, courtships, weddings
Instruments: oboe and musettes

Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Journeying Life
Music on the ships and songs of travelers

Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Saint Anne’s Feast Day and Peasant Life
Music in the parish churches, craft songs,peasant evenings
Instruments: violin and viol

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 11 a.m.
All Saints’ Day and the Life of Nobility
Balls and banquets, court arias and drinking songs
Instrument: viola da gamba

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 11 a.m.
St. Catherine’s Day, life of Marguerite Bourgeoys
Music in the Montreal communities
Instrument: voice

Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
A Concert in Ville Marie
Harvest Festival and Musical Life
Concerts with intendants Raudot and Dupuis
Instruments: flute, violin, viola da gamba

Fleurs
Photo: Maude Laferrière
Fleurs
Photo: Maude Laferrière
Fleurs
Photo: Maude Laferrière

Every Sunday at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.,
from June 17 to September 2, 2018

THÉÂTRE CATHERINE-CROLO
Every Sunday this summer, Théâtre Catherine-Crolo invites you to its outdoor performances. Comedy actors and actresses in period costumes will transport you to the beginning of the colony. Stories of voyages, clearing the land and marriages will echo life in the 17th century.

Get to know Catherine Crolo, first intendant of the farm, who cleared and cultivated the land with passion and know-how. Hear the secrets of the King’s Wards who have just arrived in New France. They must now choose a husband and learn how to live in and adapt to their new country. Hear the dilemmas of two suitors, Ti-Jean de La Rochelle, a coureur des bois, and Issac Nafrechou, a bourgeois merchant and innkeeper.

Cornemuse
Photo: Pierre Guzzo

Théâtre Catherine Crolo
Photo: Maude Laferriè̀re
Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
PLAY IN NEW FRANCE
Three history enthusiasts in period costumes will be your jovial guides on this thematic day of very unique and entertaining activities. Your children will be initiated to childhood entertainment in the time of New France. They will be shown different kinds of old games before they are put to the test. The most persevering participants could win a prize!

To learn more, click on PLAY

Musical Conversation at 11 a.m.
Garden’s guided tours at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Théâtre Catherine-Crolo at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

JOUER EN NOUVELLE-FRANCE
Photo: Maison Saint-Gabriel
Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ARTISANS AT WORK
Come meet artisans demonstrating the trades of the time of New France – spoon maker, snowshoe lacer, spinner, weaver, rope maker, shingle maker and saddler.

The Bread Run in the streets of Pointe-Saint-Charles from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Garden’s guided tours at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Horticultural Conference under the pergola at 12 p.m.
Théâtre Catherine-Crolo at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Fondeur de cuillère
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Saturdays, June 23, 2018
GARDEN DAYS

Maison Saint-Gabriel is taking advantage of Garden Days , organized by the Canadian Garden Council, to inaugurate the garden experience of the Youth Programme (in French). On Saturdays June 16 and 23, 2018, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., three educational activities will be offered to children aged 6 to 12 years old and their families.

To learn more, click here: GARDEN DAYS

Garden Days
Photo: Maude Laferrière

Sunday, June 24, 2018
THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ARTISANS AT WORK
Come meet artisans demonstrating the trades of the time of New France – weaver, snowshoe lacer and potter.

Coureur des bois workshop
Come discover the time of the fur trade with our story-teller and historian, Francis Désilets, in his coureur des bois period costume.

To learn more, click on COUREUR DES BOIS


Le tisserand
Photo: Éric Gourdon
WORKSHOP INSPECTION OF THE HIVE at 2 p.m.
As part of the adopteuneabeille.org, awareness campaign, Maison Saint-Gabriel is offering three educational workshops on urban beekeeping. Given by a beekeeper for the Alvéole team, this first workshop invites participants to an inspection of the hives to discover the surprising world of bees. You will observe the bees in action to verify the health of the colony and understand the functioning of the hive.

For reservations: TICKETING

The Bread Run in the streets of Pointe-Saint-Charles from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Garden’s guided tours at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Horticultural Conference under the pergola at 12 p.m.
Théâtre Catherine-Crolo at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Éric Michaud