The Stewart Museum presents

St. Helen’s Island – Illustrated Chronicles

Until October 12, 2014, the Museum’s first ever outdoor exhibition, St. Helen’s Island – Illustrated Chronicles, looks at the 140-year history of the island’s public park. St. Helen’s has played an important role in the history of Quebec. Originally occupied by Aboriginal people, it later became a family estate, a military complex, and in 1874 it was turned into a public park for residents of Montreal and the surrounding area. A peaceful haven since the last quarter of the 19th century, the island is a piece of countryside in the heart of the city, a perfect place for picnics, festivities, walking and playing. The exhibition features 16 prints from the Stewart Museum’s collections. They were taken from newspapers of the time, such as Canadian Illustrated News, Dominion Illustrated and L’Opinion publique.

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