A traveling exhibition co-produced by the Ursuline Museum of Trois-Rivières and the Marguerite-Bourgeoys Historic Site.
Nuns, Teachers and… Scientists! tells the story of how, starting in the 19th century, the Ursuline sisters and the Congrégation de Notre-Dame created innovative programs for teaching science to their (female) students. It was a bold step at a time when this field was a male preserve, and when education was seen as something less suited for girls.
These pioneering educators used avant-garde methods to convey scientific knowledge and pique the girls’ interest. The exhibition includes a number of intriguing scientific items, fascinating collections from school museums, various laboratory instruments and some remarkable work by students.