Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site of Canada

Permanent Exhibitions

Inside the dining room Inside the dining room
© Parks Canada / Sophie Grenier / 150/PE/PR7/SPO-00013

His Birthplace

Enter the St. Laurent home. In a warm, friendly atmosphere you will discover more than 2500 objects and furniture that once belonged to the family. Each piece accurately recalls the surroundings in which Louis S. St. Laurent was born and grew up. Let yourself be charmed by the magic of the premises and breathe in the scents and perfumes of a bygone era.

 

General store in permanent exhibitions section Inside the general store
© Parks Canada
General store in permanent exhibitions section Inside the general store
© Parks Canada

The General Store

Visit the general store that belonged to Louis S. St. Laurent's father, Jean-Baptiste-Moïse, and discover an old-time country ambience. The counters and shelves, all authentic, are covered with reproductions of articles evocative of daily life in a village at the turn of the century. The authenticity of the store is enhanced by conversations around the iron stove, and by various items of that time, such as whalebone corsets, chamber pots and washboards.

 

Multimedia show inside the warehouse Multimedia show inside the warehouse
© Parks Canada / Jean Audet

A Multimedia Show!

In the general store warehouse, you can watch an extraordinary multi-media production that offers a detailed overview of the legal and political career of Louis S. St. Laurent. You will be delighted by this 20 minutes presentation, which provides a faithful and realistic portrait of one of the most turbulent periods in Canadian history (1882-1973).