A History of Wood

Canceled

  • DAY : Canceled
  • HEURE : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • PUBLIC : For all
  • LANGUE : français, anglais
  • TARIF : 40 $ per family
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Land of Wood at the Museum

Since time immemorial, wood has played a central part in the life and even survival of human beings.

In the context of the beginning of the colony, wood was indispensable to the first arrivals.  Whether it was for building houses, making tools, furniture and many other everyday objects, the settlers took advantage of this raw material from the forests.

Later, certain types of trees became essential to the economy. Shipyards and the development of the railway required forest resources.

On this theme day, we will pay tribute to this “noble” material. Assorted indoor and outdoor presentations will be given on the role wood played in our history.



Schedule

Construction The guided visit of the museum includes a look at the architecture of our 17th century house. The tour of its interior gives special attention to the woodwork. Your guide will describe the furniture in the different rooms of the museum. Architectural tour of the house
Species The garden tour presents, among other things, the different species of trees on our site. Your guide will explain the most important uses of these trees in the history of the colony. Horticultural tour of our gardens
Woodworking Wood craftsmen will demonstrate their know-how. They practise the ancient crafts represented for this theme day: turner, pit sawyer, broom maker, basket weaver, snowshoe lacer, trough digger. Demonstration of old crafts by wood craftsmen
Sawing Competition Sawing competition with pit sawyer François Sorel. Will you be able to make the saw sing and cut beautiful logs? Special activity with François Sorel
Life in the Woods Learn about the daily life of the coureurs des bois, wood-runners, who traded fur with the Aboriginal people. Our presenter, historian Francis Désilets, will help you discover the fascinating story of these great travellers who traversed the forests of the colony. Coureur des bois workshop with Francis Désilets
  • Construction
  • The guided visit of the museum includes a look at the architecture of our 17th century house. The tour of its interior gives special attention to the woodwork. Your guide will describe the furniture in the different rooms of the museum.
  • Architectural tour of the house
  • Species
  • The garden tour presents, among other things, the different species of trees on our site. Your guide will explain the most important uses of these trees in the history of the colony.
  • Horticultural tour of our gardens
  • Woodworking
  • Wood craftsmen will demonstrate their know-how. They practise the ancient crafts represented for this theme day: turner, pit sawyer, broom maker, basket weaver, snowshoe lacer, trough digger.
  • Demonstration of old crafts by wood craftsmen
  • Sawing Competition
  • Sawing competition with pit sawyer François Sorel. Will you be able to make the saw sing and cut beautiful logs?
  • Special activity with François Sorel
  • Life in the Woods
  • Learn about the daily life of the coureurs des bois, wood-runners, who traded fur with the Aboriginal people. Our presenter, historian Francis Désilets, will help you discover the fascinating story of these great travellers who traversed the forests of the colony.
  • Coureur des bois workshop with Francis Désilets


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Nathalie Levasseur

BASKET WEAVER

François Sorel

PIT-SAWYER

Éric Dumais

TURNER

Jean Guilbert

SADDLER

Réjean Boisvert

SNOWSHOE LACER

Marcel Lavoie

BROOM MAKER

Francis Désilets

Historian, storyteller and musician

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