Chateau Dufresne Museum

Chateau Dufresne Museum

March 26, 2009 11:26 ET

Exhibition of Quebec's Funerary Heritage at the Chateau Dufresne Museum

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 26, 2009) - The Chateau Dufresne Museum is presenting a remarkable exhibition on Quebec's funerary heritage. Titled Celebrating the Dead: A Living Heritage the exhibition takes a historical, ethnological and cultural look at Quebec cemeteries, funeral rites of the 19th century and funerary art.

With the financial support of the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery and Le repos Saint-Francois d'Assise, the exhibition takes a historical look at the evolution of cemeteries in Quebec from New France to present time. The visitor will be immersed in catholic rites and Quebec's traditional funeral ceremonies.

Visitors will discover a treasure-trove of our funerary heritage dating from the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. Exhibit pieces come from all over Quebec: an iron cross, religious sculptures, monuments, funeral furniture as well as hearse ornaments. This is a rare opportunity to see the works of important artisans and artists of Quebec.

Showing at the Chateau Dufresne Museum from March 25th to August 30th 2009, the exhibition is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum is located at 2929 avenue Jeanne-D'Arc, Montreal.

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