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On Thursday, March 11th , 2021, the City of Saint-Lazare officially inaugurated the exhibition cabinet dedicated to artefacts from the Société historique de Saint-Lazare (SHSL).

Anick Chevrier, center, Vice-President of the Société historique de Saint-Lazare, inaugurates the exhibition cabinet with elected municipal officials. From left to right, Mr. Richard Chartrand, councillor district 5, Mr. Brian Trainor, councillor district 6, Mr. Michel Poitras, councillor district 4, Pierre Casavant, councillor district 2, the mayor Robert Grimaudo and Geneviève Lachance, councillor district 1. (Photo LIBRARY)

Conceptualized and manufactured at a cost of just over $ 14,000, the exhibition cabinet will showcase the city’s heritage. Produced thanks to the involvement of contributors and the design work of craftsman Patrick Léger, the cabinet is composed of two sections made of rustic pine and white melamine (inside) each 48 inches wide by 96 inches high and 24 inches deep. The cabinet has glass shelves surrounded by wood and removable, to allow flexibility in the presentation of exhibitions over time.

The Société Historique de Saint-Lazare (SHSL) is therefore entrusted with the mandate of exhibiting, on a seasonal basis, various artefacts showing the history of the city since its founding in 1875. Furthermore, the City of Saint-Lazare will celebrate its 150th  anniversary in 2025 and the SHSL will certainly be able to use this space to mark the 150th  anniversary of the city’s creation. There is no doubt that these precious memories, passed down from generation to generation, will be exhibited in order to commemorate the history of the city, bringing it back to life with visitors to the Town Hall, the citizens’ house.

Exhibition running until Fall 2021

This very first exhibition evoking the history of the Gare Saint-Lazare, l’école de rang St-Louis and the Saint-Lazare Station hockey team, was produced by Anick Chevrier. For more information related to the Société historique de Saint-Lazare, you can visit www.shsl.ca.

Steve Sauvé


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