François-Pilote Museum

100, 4e avenue
La Pocatière
Phone: 418-856-3145

François-Pilote Museum



The François-Pilote museum was founded in 1974 thanks to the precious contribution of different stakeholders who believed in this project. Its name refers to father François Pilote who, in 1859, set up the first permanent Canadian agricultural studies institution in La Pocatière. The museum is presently refocusing its mission more specifically on the great work done by this priest.

The François-Pilote museum’s new mission is to record, highlight, and disseminate agricultural and food-related knowledge and practices, to inform, question and debate the issues from a contemporary citizen’s perspective. Thus, the institution will specialize in its ethnographic vocation by focusing its resources and exhibitions on agriculture and the growing of food.

Meanwhile, until this comprehensive positioning is in place, visitors will have the opportunity to see maybe for the last time, the impressive ethnographic collection and stuffed animals spread throughout the thematic galleries of the museum. Ancient customs, trades, agricultural techniques, careful reconstitutions of living areas, toys, instruments and old time clothing–the tour proposed by the museum will captivate both grown-ups and children, It will allow everyone to wonder at the resourcefulness and complexity of our ancestors’ lives.





  • Ethnography

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