About the Musée des Ursulines

The museum’s mission

The mission of the Musée des Ursulines de Trois-Rivières is to preserve and showcase the immovable, movable, intangible, and archeological heritage of the Ursuline sisters in Trois-Rivière and to help the general public learn more about their social contributions and dedication to teaching in Trois-Rivières and Mauricie since 1697.

A brief history

The Ursulines arrived in Trois-Rivières in 1697 at the request of Monseigneur de Saint-Vallier where they founded the city’s first school for young girls along with its first hospital. In 1699, they purchased the home of Governor Claude de Ramezay and resided there until their departure in 2019. Located in a hospital built in 1715, the Musée des Ursulines de Trois-Rivières showcases the three-century history of this religious community dedicated to teaching and healing. Discover the story of these women through our exhibitions and guided tours of the sister’s choir, historic chapel, and indoor courtyard.

Our team

Josée Grandmont

Director

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Caroline Champagne

Collections Curator

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Dalianne Charbonneau

Coordinator of Communications and Marketing

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Janick Lefebvre

Coordinator of Animation and Education

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Heritage Buildings

In 2017, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications designated the entirety of the Ursuline convent as the “Site patrimonial des Ursulines-de-Trois-Rivières”.

During your guided tour, you’ll be able to explore a few hallways and rooms. You can find out more about the legacy of the heritage site and its buildings in the Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec.

Awards received by the museum and exhibitions

2019
PRIX DU PATRIMOINE BENJAMIN-SULTE, Grands Prix culturels de Trois-Rivières

1699-2018: The story of a lifetime Virtual reality project


2019
Governor General’s HISTORY AWARD

1699-2018: The story of a lifetime Virtual reality project


2019
PRIX EXCELLENCE, Société des musées du Québec

1699-2018: The story of a lifetime Virtual reality project


2016
PRIX DU PATRIMOINE BENJAMIN-SULTE, Grands Prix culturels de Trois-Rivières

Keeping the Ursuline heritage alive Project


2014
PRIX DU PATRIMOINE BENJAMIN-SULTE, Grands Prix culturels de Trois-Rivières

Life to the beat of prayer Project


2013
PRIX INITIATIVE EN PATRIMOINE, Arts Excellence de Culture Mauricie
2010
PRIX COUP DE COEUR DU JURY RÉGIONAL, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois
2009
PRIX EXCELLENCE, Société des musées du Québec

Over 300 years of history permanent exhibition