Maison Charron to Become the Authors Pavilion
Maison Charron in Gatineau is home to the Association des auteurs et des auteures de l’Outaouais. In 2017, the Authors Pavilion will feature cultural and literacy programs, including “Concerts à la Maison.”
The Authors Pavilion is open to the public:
- seven days a week, May 20 to September 4, 10 am to 5 pm
- Wednesdays to Sundays, September 4 to November 30, 10 am to 5 pm
While in the area, head over to Jacques-Cartier Park to discover MOSAÏCANADA 150. The exhibit of some 40 different Mosaïculture arrangements will reflect 150 years of history, values, culture and arts in Canada. Access to the site is free from July 1 to October 15, 2017.
Address: 164 Laurier Street, Gatineau (Jacques-Cartier Park)
About Maison Charron
Maison Charron is a rare surviving example of the maison québécoise in Canada’s Capital. Built between 1826 and 1841, probably by carpenter François Charron, on land rented from Philemon Wright (the founder of Hull), the house is representative of the architectural transition from the 18th century maison traditionnelle québécoise to the more modern 19th century home.
From 1892 Maison Charron served as headquarters for a river transportation company. It was purchased by the Canadian government in 1941. Jacques-Cartier Park was created on the property surrounding the home and the house itself was later restored as an exhibition space. Maison Charron was designated a Government of Canada Recognized Federal Heritage Building in 1985.
Rehabilitated by the NCC in 2015, Maison Charron is the oldest house in the Hull sector of Gatineau.