Activities

The Maison de nos Aïeux, it's a multitude of activities, recurrent or occasional, to better off your visit experience.


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Sainte-Famille’s history unveiled

Sainte-Famille’s history unveiled

Discover the history of the village of Sainte-Famille in a 60 minutes guided tour! Walk down the Chemin Royal with our guide to find out about the history of one of the oldest parish on the Island of Orleans, including anecdotes and important events.

Schedule:

Every Monday of July and August, 11 am

Cost:

$10.00 per person (includes admission to the Maison de nos Aïeux and a bottle of water)

 

Wedding of five King's Daughters

Wedding of five King's Daughters

Historical reconstruction

Come and see the wedding of five King's Daughters!

Picture: Société d'histoire des Filles du Roy, 2014

Schedule:

June 16th at 11 am in the Parc-des-Ancêtres

Cost:

Free

For The Family

Haunted presbytery

Haunted presbytery

Halloween family activity

Will you be courageous enough to face the haunted presbytery?

Schedule:

Wednesday, October 31rst, 6pm to 8 pm.

Cost:

Free

For everyone

Fondation François-Lamy’s flea market

Fondation François-Lamy’s flea market

To the benefit of the Parc-des-Ancêtres

The perfect occasion to do some great finds while allowing the Fondation François-Lamy to gather funds for the maintenance of the Parc-des-Ancêtres and to continue to offer free access to everyone.

Schedule:

Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th, 9 am to 5 pm
Post-poned to the week after in case of rain.

Cost:

Free

 

The many forms of textile arts

The many forms of textile arts

Journée de la Culture

Demonstration and initiation to textile arts (knitting, crocheting, quilting, arrow sash) with craft women from the island sharing their expertise and their passion! 

Schedule:

Sunday, September 30th, 10 am to 4 pm

Cost:

Free admission, material available on spot

 

Temporary exhibit about hand-made rugs

Temporary exhibit about hand-made rugs

Exhibit by Françoise Vézina

Come and discover the talent of a craftwoman of the island!

Schedule:

June 23rd to September 3rd, 10 am to 6 pm.

September 4th to October 8thm 10 pm to 4 pm.

Cost:

$ 5,00 per person

Conferences

The King's Dautgher on the Island

The King's Dautgher on the Island

Conference

In the middle of the seventeenth century, they came at the request of King Louis XIV to get married and populate a new country.

More than 760 women left France, mostly orphans and poor, for New France between 1663 and 1673 inclusive. More than 120 of them settled on the Ile d'Orléans! More than in Quebec, more than in Trois-Rivières and more than in Montreal! Why?  Danielle Pinsonneault, specialist in the history of the Filles du Roy invites you to uncover the life of the King's Daugthers.

These women lived with their values, their beliefs, their strengths, their know-how and their "beautiful language" and became, without realizing it, the Mothers of the Quebec nation! 

Photo credit : Sébastien Girard 

Schedule:

Thursday September 27th, 7PM 

Cost:

Non-member : $20,00

Member : $15,00

 

The first schools in Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans

The first schools in Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans

Conference

Serious sources attribute to more than one house on the Isle of Orleans a venerable age that too often proves to be fanciful if not to say false. The School of the Fabrique located in Saint-François, listed as a historic monument in 1966, is one of those.

In what year did the Fabrique School open? Was it the first school to receive students? Who remembers a Sainte-Philomène school? The teacher Olympe Pacaud, does that tell you anything?

These few questions and many others will be addressed by Jean Rompré, researcher and former administrator of the François-Lamy Foundation

Photo credit : BAnQ

Schedule:

Thursday, October 11th at 7PM 

Cost:

Non-member : $20,00

Member : $15,00

 

From milk to cheese: a family tradition on the Island of Orléans

From milk to cheese: a family tradition on the Island of Orléans

Whole milk, rennet, a few pinches of salt and faisselles! Through repeated gestures for generations, cheese is part of the diet of the inhabitants of the Island of Orléans. What is the origin of this family tradition? What are the main processes? How are cheese, milk and dairy products consumed? What is the scope of this now fragile heritage on future generations?

Caroline Aubin-Des Roches, history professor in Cégep and granddaughter of Gérard Aubin, cheesemaker from l'Ile d'Orléans, will present with passion the story of an ancestral tradition transmitted over time on the Island of Orléans. The cheese making on the island deserves to be rediscovered and who knows, practiced again in our houses. More than a cheese, it is an identity trait, a cultural practice.

Schedule:

Thursday, November 1st at 7PM 

Cost:

Non-member : $20,00

Member : $15,00

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