The Maison d'école on rang Cinq-Chicots in Saint-Christophe d´Arthabaska is gradually resuming its activities by offering three weekends of visits to the interpretation center, in addition to presenting a used book fair.
The Maison d'école will be open to the public on the following three weekends: Saturdays and Sundays August 21 and 22, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and August 28 and 29, 2021 and September 4 and 5, 2021, from 1 p.m. at 16 o'clock. Visiting the site will be free. The usual schedule will return for the 2022 season.
This wooden school was built in 1903 and welcomed students until 1960. In 1988, it was turned into an interpretation centre on life in old rural Quebec schoolhouses (in 1950, there were more than 5 000 of them!).
Miss Hermine Faucher, the first "schoolmarm", invites you to step back in the past to visit her schoolroom, and her tiny and cold bedroom, to take a look at her teaching tools, etc.
In addition to its permanent collection, the schoolhouse hosts a new theme exhibit every tourist season.
Activities and services
Guided tours available in English
Schedule for the upcoming 2022 season
June 24th to September 7th, 2020 :
Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Year-round, upon reservation.
Hours may vary at the end of the season.
Free admission for self-guided tours
Guided tour (minimum 15 people):
School groups: $2
Adult groups: $4