Statue

Life-size statue of Marguerite Bourgeoys with head in wax and hands in resin.

  • Accession Number 2021.56.04
  • Period 21st century
  • Materials fiber, metal, plastic, wax
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Historical context

Sieur de Maisonneuve was looking for someone to take charge of children’s education when he visited his sister in Troyes, France, in 1652. She introduced him to Marguerite Bourgeoys, a 32-year-old member of the external congregation of Notre-Dame. De Maisonneuve quickly convinced her to move to New France. She arrived in Ville-Marie in 1653. There were no school-age children yet. So she helped the settlers with various tasks. Today,...

  • Accession Number 2021.56.04
  • Period 21st century
  • Materials fiber, metal, plastic, wax
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection,2021.056.004
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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