The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) will again participate in the family day, organized as part of the activities of Archeological Month, in "Parc de la Baronnie". In keeping with the theme “Life around the Saint-Antoine Brook", the SNJM Central Archives Department will present its exhibition "In Search of the Lost Brook".
This mini-exhibition presents cadastral maps and photographs of this remnant of the Longueuil heritage. Visitors will be entitled to see unpublished documents, available only to the SNJM Central Archives Department, especially with streets, no longer present. According to comments from visitors, this mini-exhibition is well worth a visit, especially while listening to the explanations given by the archivist or guide.
Visit to the SNJM Foundation House
Parallel to the activities proposed at the site of the Archaeological Parc de la Baronnie, on August 12 (from 10 am to 4 pm), it will be possible to visit a "model" of the first school in Longueuil, which became the Foundation House of the SNJM Congregation. Situated diagonally to "Parc de la Baronnie", next to the Congregational House, this ancestral home contains small heritage treasures.
This visit provides an opportunity to discover architectural features and gives meaning to certain expressions still commonly in use today, such as a “housewarming”! It also allows for a better understanding of the conditions under which our ancestors lived, while at the same time, learning about a whole segment of the history of the SNJMs.