THE ARGENTEUIL HISTORICAL SOCIETYP.O. Box 5
Lachute, Quebec J8H 3X2
E mail John Lusk email@example.com
MUSEUM OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Established 1938 Inauguré
The Museum is situated on the North Bank of the Ottawa River, at Carillon, on Highway 344, some 80 km from Montreal and about 110 km rom Ottawa.
The following is adirection map of how to get to the museum from Lachute,
The old barracks building was erected by Commissary-General C. J. Forbes about 1836 and housed soldiers and officers.
The Barracks is a large 4-storey stone building in good Preservation. It is a fine example of military architecture of the early 19th century. The original doors, stairs and woodwork have been preserved.
The visitors have access to eleven rooms, each displaying various items of historical interest: Indian arts and handicrafts, coats-of-arms,
military paraphernalia, porcelains and pottery gathered locally, last century costumes etc..
A room shows memorials to Sir John J. C. Abbott, a native of St Andrews and the first Canadian-born Prime Minister of Canada.
The Wales Library is dedicated to the memory of Dr B. N. Wales of St Andrews East, one of the founders of the Historical Society and its first President.
Throughout the museum., one with a minimum of curiosity for national, military and local history will discover many an item worthy of interest.
Information: (514) 537-3861
The above is taken from a hand out circular on the Museum, which we picked up in the early 1990's
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page updated 2/2000, updated 10/12
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