The Mouillepied Historical Society
In December of 1974, a group of volunteers created the Cultural and Historical Society of Saint-Lambert. Emphasis was placed on the fine arts, represented by the Galerie du Centre, and on the history of Saint-Lambert, for which the Mouillepied Historical Committee was established and lodged in the Desaulniers House on the corner of Notre Dame and Webster. Its first president was Steve Parker.At the beginning of 1980, the committee became autonomous under the name of Mouillepied Historical Society. It started publishing its first reviews pertaining to the local past and organized exhibitions and conferences. A book, illustrated by old photographs, commemorated the 125th anniversary of our community in 1982
Since its foundation 40 years ago, the Society has been constantly enlarging its collection of historical documents, research papers, photographs, media articles, books and artifacts. It continues its mission to make the history of our community known to a wider audience and shares through expositions and printed matter the latest findings of historical research. It also keeps an ever watchful eye on the preservation of our built heritage.
In order to go forward, the Society asks interested parties to share photographs—even images of the 1960s and 1970s are now history. Long time residents might want to give testimony of some hitherto unknown family stories, or donate newspaper clippings and small artifacts. When renovating an old house, one can obtain important information as to its original appearance from the Mouillepied Society, thus connecting the past of Saint-Lambert with future générations.
We would like to thank the deputy of Laporte, madame Nicole Ménard, and the City of Saint-Lambert, for their financial support, helping to make this web site possible.