Musée de Lachine : one site, many places to discover

Last updated December 11, 2023
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The Musée de Lachine includes the Le Ber-Le Moyne House National Historic Site with its classified archaeological collection, the oldest intact buildings on the island of Montréal, and a significant contemporary sculpture garden.

Le Ber-Le Moyne House and its Annex

Buildings constructed between 1669 and 1671 for merchants Jacques Le Ber and Charles Le Moyne to use in the fur trade. These beautiful specimens of New France architecture served afterwards as home to many families. In 2002, the Le Ber-Le Moyne House was designated a National Historic Site of Canada by the federal Heritage Department.

Benoît-Verdickt pavilion

Pavilion built in the 1950’s by the provincial government to house a fish hatchery laboratory. The municipality acquired the building in 1962 and merged it into the museum in the 1980’s. The Harmonie de Lachine choir, directed by its namesake Benoît Verdickt, held its rehearsals here. It houses temporary exhibitions, reserves and administrative services.

Sculpture garden

Fifty monumental sculptures are spread across the site and Lachine’s waterfront parks. This open-air museum speaks to the vitality of sculpture in Québec from the 1960’s to today.

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