A true witness to daily life in Nouvelle-France, in addition to its original aesthetic qualities, traditional French-Canadian furniture can reveal the social dynamics expressed by familiar objects of everyday life. A real vector of identity, furniture describes a region, the climate, the customs, and the heritage of a society. At a technical level, it is the manifestation of the know-how and ingenuity of inhabitants who have been marked by multiple influences.
The purpose of the visit is to experience traditional French-Canadian furniture and woodworking tools, classified and kept in the MUMAQ reserve. This guided tour, in the museum’s reserve, aims to introduce visitors to our traditional furniture heritage, to discuss it, and to highlight the importance of its preservation.