Hyman & Sons general store

Location: Grande-Grave

Treasures abound inside this historic general store, which occupies the ground floor of the original home built by William Hyman in 1864.

When you step into the store’s  warm atmosphere of yesteryear, you’ll discover the typical operations of the “company stores” operated by the major fish merchants and their huge inventory, including: canned products, patent medicines, china dinner services, farming equipment, fishing tackle, clothing, etc. The video entitled “Time and Tide Remembered” is presented in the screening room adjoining the store.

Upstairs, be sure to visit the exhibit Living with the Seasons, which explores the way Forillon families secured their livelihood, in harmony with nature and the seasons. Finally, an exhibit in the Hyman warehouse provides a window onto the flourishing international cod trade in the early 20th century.

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