Wednesday March 8

  • DAY : Wednesday March 8
  • HEURE : From 6:30 p.m.
  • LANGUE : français
  • TARIF : $5


This year, Maison Saint-Gabriel is working together with the History Society of the Filles du Roy to mark International Women's Rights Day.

Flag display (1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

On March 8 only, take advantage of your visit to the Museum to admire the 71 flags displayed in the hall of the Catherine-Crolo Pavilion. Created by the History Society of the Filles du Roy, these craftworks honour the women sent to Ville-Marie between 1663 and 1673 as "girls-to-be-married." Each flag is unique and features a King's Ward. This project recognizes the contribution each one made to history. 

Les droits des femmes, de la Nouvelle-France au 21e siècle
Conference given in French by Danielle Pinsonneault (7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.)

Danielle Pinsonneault invites you to explore with her the evolution of women's rights in Quebec over the past four centuries. This history buff shares with you the impact of the French civil and criminal codes on the status of women in New France. Through the presentation of historical cases of King's Wards, discover the differences between the rights of married, single and widowed women. You will learn about the changes made to these rights, for better or worse, during the early British Regime, the Patriotes movement and the 20th century.

The conference is one hour followed by a question period.

Schedule of the evening:

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Doors open, flag display, bar service ($)
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Conference
8:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. - Question Period


Event organized in partnership with the History Society of the Filles du Roy.

Cover : painting by Sophie Moisin

to the animation

Select the date of your visit to find out who will be present:

Danielle Pinsonneault

Guest Speaker