Teachers’ Corner

3D projections room. Photography: Bernard Dubois. Musée Marguerite-Bourgeoys.

When we learn about the accomplishments of Marguerite Bourgeoys, a woman of courage and compassion, we discover the world of the French colonists who crossed the Atlantic to found a country at the heart of an untamed and hostile land.
 
A paragon of determination, Marguerite Bourgeoys left us a beautiful heritage: the first school in Ville-Marie, the oldest stone chapel in Montreal and a community of non-cloistered women religious – the Congrégation de Notre-Dame.
 
At the museum, three holographic dioramas display the stable-school, the Amerindian mission at the Fort de la Montagne and the farm in Pointe-Saint-Charles where, according to tradition, the Filles du Roy (King’s Ward) were welcomed.