– at Beaulne Mu­seum

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Coat­i­cook

Inad­di­tion to iden­ti­fy­ing the wearer and to em­pha­size its re­li­gious af­fil­i­a­tion, the re­li­gious garb is a so­cial sign steeped in his­tory. More specif­i­cally, the re­li­gious cos­tume is an im­por­tant wit­ness in the his­tory of Canada and Que­bec mean­ing that many re­li­gious or­ders from Europe came to set­tle there. Dis­tinc­tive re­li­gious com­mu­ni­ties of­fered health, ed­u­ca­tion, and wel­fare ser­vices.

The pur­pose of this ex­hi­bi­tion at the Beaulne Mu­seum, in Coat­i­cook, is to pro­vide an over­view of re­li­gious life through the cos­tume. To ac­com­plish this, fifty dolls dressed in tra­di­tional garb are cho­sen as the base, en­riched by life-size cos­tumes and re­li­gious items such as devo- tional medals, missals, reli­quar­ies, etc.

This is an op­por­tu­nity to es­pe­cially thank the Mu­seum of the Daugh­ters of Je­sus and the Ur­su­lines’ Mu­seum, both of Three Rivers, and the Sis­ters of the Pre­sen­ta­tion of Mary of Coat­i­cook for the loan of life size cos­tumes. Thanks also go to those who as­sisted in the mak­ing of the ex­hi­bi­tion and par­tic­u­larly to Sis­ter Louise Guil­bert. The public is cor­dially in­vited to dis­cover this ex­hi­bi­tion, which runs un­til Au­gust 26.

In­for­ma­tion: 819 8496560.

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