Permanent exhibition

Thursday May 13, 2021 — Tuesday May 13, 2025

Saint Helen’s Island : fort and arsenal (the present-day Stewart Museum), between 1950 and 1959. 1970.652 © Stewart Museum

St. Helen’s Island through the Centuries

The functions and even the form of St. Helen’s Island have evolved over the years through human habitation and use.

Situated at a strategic location in the St. Lawrence Valley, the island has been an Iroquoian fishing area, the domain of the barons of Longueuil, the site of a British military complex, a public park, the location of Montreal’s exciting Expo 67 and, most recently, the setting for Parc Jean-Drapeau.

The exhibition offers you an immersive journey as you explore various themes that have shaped the island’s rich history.

W. Scheuer, The Island Park, illustrations of Saint Helen’s Island park published in the Canadian Illustrated News, 5 August 1876. 1970.583 © Stewart Museum

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