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In 2024, we will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, and we have a year full of special programming planned across our three pillars of Heritage, Education, and the Arts!

On this page, you will find an evolving timeline of events and activities from our commemorative project LHSQ200. Enjoy!

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Contribute financially to the 200th anniversary here.

New Gift Shop Items

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the LHSQ, the Morrin Centre has created and registered a tartan for the Society!

Three items made from our tartan will be available for sale at the Morrin Centre at the end of the winter: scarves, bandanas, and bowties.

For more information or to reserve items, contact Anthony Arata at anthonyarata@morrin.org.

On this important year, the Morrin Centre partnered with the Maison des 100 thés to create two exclusive teas for the Morrin Centre.

These two teas, Domestic Chemistry and Poet’s Dream, are available in the Morrin Centre gift shot.

Would you like to learn more about the artifacts in the LHSQ Library as well as the Library itself? Stop by the Morrin Centre to purchase Reading the Objects Around Us: A Guide to the LHSQ Library.

Reading the Objects Around Us is available for sale in the Morrin Centre gift shop.

Upcoming Events & Exhibits

This list will be updated as the year progresses. Visit often or register for our newsletter to stay updated!

Events

Throughout the Year

History Talks: throughout the year, at least once a month, the Morrin Centre will offer History Talks to the public. The list on this page will be updated as the year progresses.

Registration links will be added shortly.

Spring

Exterior Projections: during the Imagination Writers’ Festival, on the week of April 8, the Morrin Centre will display literary audio visual art pieces on the exterior walls of a handful of Old Quebec buildings. Stay tuned for the list of locations!

Fall

Interactive Historical Re-Enactment: do you like history and theater? This event is made for you! In Fall, the Morrin Centre will organise an interactive historical event centred around the history of the Morrin Centre.

Exhibits

Throughout the year and the different projects presented at the Morrin Centre, the Library will join in on the celebrations by displaying a variety of books and artifacts from the LHSQ collections, on a variety of themes.

A full list will be available soon!

Past Events & Exhibits

Library Exhibits

Throughout the year and the different projects presented at the Morrin Centre, the Library joins in on the celebrations by displaying a variety of books and artifacts from the LHSQ collections, on a variety of themes.

A full list will be available soon!

History Talks

History Talks: throughout the year, at least once a month, the Morrin Centre offers History Talks to the public.

January 6, 2024 - The Launch Event

On January 6, 2024, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec turned 200 years old!

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the LHSQ’s founding, the Morrin Centre hosted a members-only special 5 à 7 featuring a cocktail, a lively talk by Louisa Blair, and a concert, among others. Those in attendance got an exclusive preview of the special events and activities that are in store for the year-long celebration.

5:00 p.m. – Cocktail in the library

5:45 p.m. – Guests move to College Hall

6:00 p.m.
– Opening remarks (Gina Farnell, LHSQ president)
– Word from Ms. Mélissa Coulombe-Leduc, Quebec City municipal councilor, Cap-au-Diamants
– Word from the Honorable J. Michel Doyon, Lieutenant Governor of Québec

6:05 p.m. – Concert by the Orchestre symphonique de Québec
6:35 p.m. – Talk by Louisa Blair
7:35 p.m. – Short presentations by the Morrin Centre team
7:45 p.m. – Tea and cake