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Seigneurs of Montréal: The Sulpicians Priests and Traces and Memories of the Seigneurial System in Quebec

Montreal, March 19th, 2024 - This spring, the Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montréal is pleased to present two new temporary exhibitions. Starting March 22nd, 2024, explore Quebec's seigneurial past with Seigneurs of Montréal: the Sulpician Priests and Traces and Memories of the Seigneurial System in Quebec. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Seigneurs of Montréal: The Sulpician Priests

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Sulpicians and find out how they influenced the development of Montréal over the centuries.

Seigneurs of Montréal: the Sulpicians Priests presents archival documents and historic artifacts from the The Priests of Saint-Sulpice of Montréal Collection, a collection rarely seen by the public, to highlight the Sulpicians' key role and their impact on Montréal's history. The exhibition provides an enriching exploration of the lives of the Seigneurs of Montréal, from their arrival in the 17th century to their enduring influence on modern Montréal.

The Old Seminary (Edgard Contant, first half of the 20th century) © The Priests of Saint-Sulpice of Montréal Collection

Traces and Memories of the Seigneurial System in Quebec

Discover the history of the seigneurial system in Québec, thanks to a fascinating exhibition on a regime first established in New France in 1620 which continued until its official abolishment in 1854. The seigneurial system continues to influence present-day Quebec despite the fact it ceased to exist over 150 yeards ago. This exhibition focuses on extracts from testimonials collected by Prof. Benoît Grenier, well-known historian of this period, and related documents and artifacts.

Traces and Memories of the Seigneurial System in Quebec was produced by the Musée de la Mémoire Vivante, in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec.

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Feel like getting involved? The Château Ramezay - Montréal Museum and Historic Site is recruiting new volunteers who'd like to get involved with Montréal's historic past.

Those interested are invited to the Château Ramezay on Monday, April 22nd, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our volunteers will be on hand to welcome you, introduce you to the Château and its activities and answer questions regarding expected commitment, training, costumes, etc. It will also be a chance to sign up for the next training session, which starts im May.


Ideal profile

No need to be a historian or even bilingual, as long as you’re comfortable with others, love learning and sharing your knowledge with a diverse clientele, a few hours per week.

Become a Volunteer Guide

If you’re interested in the history of Quebec and/or of Montreal, you’d be an ideal candidate! Complete training is available. Teamed with an experienced guide, you’ll learn the ropes of our programs and master the pleasures of guiding, at your own pace.

Become a Friend of the Garden

If you are interested in gardening and enjoy being outside and meeting people from all over, become a Friend of the Garden. From July 1st until Labour Day, our volunteers welcome visitors from all over the world with activites that help them learn more about the history of the Garden, the Château and Montréal in the 18th century.


A Risky Business?

In becoming a volunteer, you risk making new friends! In addition to the Friends of the Garden, volunteer guides are grouped into two associations: the French-speaking guides and the English-speaking guides. Together, they total almost 100 members. Each group organizes ongoing training, activities and outings during the year. Some volunteers have been with the Château for 25 years or more.

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