Mission and vision

Founded in 1824, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec is the oldest existing learned society in Canada. Its history is linked to the intellectual development of Quebec and Canada. The Society led the restoration of the Morrin Centre, which it now runs.

As an English-language cultural centre located in the historical quarter of Quebec City, the Morrin Centre strives to be a leading cultural institution of national standing, providing the Francophone and Anglophone public with rich, engaging programming in the areas of heritage interpretation, education, and the arts.  Building upon our building’s history and key institutions, our programming aims to provide historical perspective on Quebec City’s unique French-English heritage, develop enhanced educational opportunities for youth,  and act as a springboard for artistic creativity. Through its community outreach, the Morrin Centre serves as an important bridge between the Anglophone and Francophone communities of Quebec City, helping to understand our common past and envision our future.

Managed by the LHSQ

The Society is managed by a volunteer council composed of 13 people. They are elected by members at the Annual General Meeting. The Council meets on a regular basis to discuss or solve any matters related to the finances, management or by-laws of the Society.

Literary and Historical Society of Québec By-Laws

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec Code of Ethics 

Council members

Barry HollemanVice President
Ladd Johnson

Gina Farnell

Diana Cline

Honorary librarian
Donald Fyson

Members at large

Jacob Stone

Éric Thibault

Council members
Jean-David Banville

Peter Black

Jack Bryden

Katherine Burgess

Arthur Plumpton 

Grant Regalbuto

Cheryl Rimmer

Sovita Chander

David F. Blair

Cameron J. MacMillan

Tomas Feininger

Write to Council members at info@morrin.org