Morrin Centre

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Coordinates: 46°48′46″N 71°12′38″W / 46.812909°N 71.210557°W / 46.812909; -71.210557

Morrin Centre
Morrin Centre
Location Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Website

www.morrin.org

Official name Morrin College / Former Quebec Prison National Historic Site of Canada
Designated 1981
Official name Édifice du Morrin College
Type Classified heritage immovable
Designated 1981
Reference no. 92687[1]

The Morrin Centre is a cultural centre in Quebec City. It is designed to educate the public about the historic contribution and present-day culture of local English-speakers. The centre contains the private English-language library of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, heritage spaces for events, and interpretation services.

History[edit]

It is located in a former prison building that has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada.[2]

This site has housed four different functions:

In 2004, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec became owners of the historic site through an emphyteutic lease. Important interior restoration is taking place to further develop the Morrin Centre.

Affiliations[edit]

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministère de la Culture et des Communications. "Édifice du Morrin College". Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec. 
  2. ^ Morrin College / Former Quebec Prison. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2011-09-10.

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