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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.

Share your favourite memory

Looking for testimonies about St. Helen’s Island and Notre-Dame Island

A day at La Ronde with friends? Your first music festival? Your amazement at Expo 67? A scout weekend in nature? A memorable afternoon at the beach with your family? An athletic victory? We can’t wait to hear your story!

It could be featured in our upcoming exhibition that will open in May 2021.

There are two ways to participate:

  • 📷 Send us a photo or photos with a short description.
  • 🎥 Write a short anecdote. If it’s selected, you’ll be invited to tell your story on camera this fall.

You have until November 16 to participate! Write to us

Not to be missed!



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