Village Québécois d'Antan

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The site of the Village Québécois d'Antan is a historical and tourist village depicting life in Québec during the 19th century. The village is located in Drummondville in Québec, (Canada).

History[edit]

The Village Québécois d'Antan was conceived in 1977 by Claude Verrier, historian, by the Chamber of commerce of the county of Drummond.

Mission[edit]

According to the Village Québécois d'Antan's website, the mission statements of the tourist site are:

  • the Village Québécois d’Antan has as its mission the management and the promotion of a historical site which presents Québec society as it was a century ago
  • it offers its clientele an experience unique and authentic, in harmony with the natural settings of the environnement
  • by diffusion and the preservation of the Québécois culture and customs, the Village Québécois d’Antan remains oriented to offer a dynamic tourist attraction, keeping in pace with its growing clientele

Village content[edit]

The houses of the Village Québécois d'Antan are authentic houses of the 19th century, which were brought to the site, to create the village which reproduces the characteristics of the Québécois society between the years 1810 and 1910.

We can find on the site:

  • 70 houses of the 19th century (including a cabane à sucre, a school, the doctor's house, etc.)
  • 22 homes have guides which are dressed as the people were in those days and which reproduce the activities of artisans
  • 18 economuseums on traditional trades
  • a 2.8-kilometer site situated within a natural landscape
  • more than 100 employees on the site

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