The science of craftsmanship at school

Elementary cycles 1, 2 and 3 and secondary 1 to 5

Discover the science of craftsmanship in class with a specialized animator and a collection of unique artifacts. The students will learn about some traditionnal crafts and create an object by themselves.

A choice between those 4 options :

Science of ceramics (clay bowl workshop)
Science of metalworking (lantern workshop)
Science […]

Inquisitive hands

Preschool and elementary cycle 1, 2
The animated film Crac! by Frédéric Back captures the imagination of the children who discover the lively story of an antique rocking chair. Images from the film guide the children through the museum to help them understand how people of the past made objects with their hands and lived differently […]

Once upon a time

Preschool

Once upon a time… there was a family of French settlers. Here’s a story that the children can experience for themselves while discovering life in the past through characters and games. The exhibition becomes an imaginary village that they explore in search of the artisans that can provide them with the objects necessary to live […]

Trades from the past

Secondary 1 to 5
School is a part of recent times. To earn a living in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, young apprentices sought the expertise of master artisans to learn a trade. A guided tour through the Museum’s permanent exhibition showcases the trades of the blacksmith, tinsmith, woodworker, weaver, potter, sculptor and silversmith.
 1 hour […]

Life in New France

Elementary cycles 1, 2 and 3 and secondary 1 to 5

Discover the life of French colonists who settled in America in the 18th century through a visit of the permanent exhibition, as well as an encounter with an historian. The students observe, handle and analyze a collection of French Canadian objects to illustrate daily life […]

First Nations and French Canadians of the past

Elementary cycles 1, 2 and 3 and secondary 1 to 5
The life of First Nations of North America before European settlement and French Canadians is discovered through a visit of the permanent exhibition, as well as an encounter with an archaeologist. Students observe, handle and analyze replicas of prehistoric objects and compare them with authentic objects […]

The science of Artisans: Wood

Elementary cycles 1, 2 and 3 and secondary 1 to 5

The science of wood explores the properties and uses of different kinds of wood along with the work of carpenters and sculptors. The exhibition shows furniture and statues that illustrate the concepts of density and grain as well as the effects of humidity on the construction […]

The science of Artisans: Metal

Elementary cycles 1, 2 and 3 and secondary 1 to 5
The science of metal explains the properties and uses of metals worked by blacksmiths, tinsmiths and silversmiths. A film featuring a cutler discusses the scientific concepts of metal and how she uses them to make all kinds of knives. Also, the students experiment with different metals […]

The science of artisans: Textile

Elementary cycles 1, 2 and 3

The science of textiles introduces the students to the process of making clothes, blankets, carpets and other objects of fabric used in the past. The focus is on the trade of the weaver and her tools. A film shows the transformation process of wool and linen as well as three […]

The science of Artisans : Ceramic

Elementary cycles 1, 2 and 3
The science of ceramic shows students the different kinds of clay used by Quebec potters to make all kinds of wares used in the daily life of our ancestors. A film showing a contemporary potter at work on his wheel gives the students a first contact with ceramic. The students […]