Students examining a topographical map of New France in the Sainte-Marie  museum

Sainte-Marie Museum

The indoor interpretative Sainte-Marie Museum provides an historical overview relating Sainte-Marie to 17th century mainstream life. It also serves as a fascinating and informative conclusion to your visit. The museum explains the motives and transportation of early explorers, the society and culture they left behind in Europe, what they came to in New France, and how they learned to adapt to a new way of life. Through the senses of sight, sound, touch, and even smell, the Sainte-Marie Museum illustrates the events of that era through more than 750 artifacts which have been purchased, donated, or loaned.