The Pioneer Trail at Saint-Venant-de-Paquette Hermine Malouin Lefebvre
HERMINE MALOUIN LEFEBVRE
Born in St-Barthélémy de Maskinongé, Hermine Malouin was not afraid of anything. Reportedly, «very robust» this rugged pioneer came to St-Venant-de-Paquette in 1861, in the early stages of her marriage. The daily challenges of living in an undeveloped part of the country never daunted Mrs Hermine. Walking long distances, or using a hammer, a shovel or a pick, were all tasks that she carried out along with others doing the ground work to develop the village. For over 80 years, she saw the municipality come to life and grow, with the construction of businesses and the village church, the arrival of the teaching nuns, etc. (Near the municipal room)
GPS : 45.124647 N, -71.462155 O
ADDRESS : Near the municipal office, 5, chemin du Village, Saint-Venant-de-Paquette
The voices of yesteryear at the heart of our landscapes
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Drive to the centre of St-Venant-de-Paquette. In her energetic voice, Hermine Malouin will share the passionate story of a time when courage and pride combined to create a village that is still today marked by its beginnings. To see for yourself, visit in person or through the Amis du patrimoine website.
New since 2011: Discover Saint-Venant, the Musée-église and the Sentier poétique, letting yourself be guided by the warm voice of Hermine Malouin-Lefebvre! The Rendez-vous d’Hermine tour is over two hours long. The audio guide is available at the Maison de l’Arbre.
Enjoy a CHARMING and CULTURALLY REWARDING
journey on our lovely roads!