Antique furniture and native artifacts: our permanent exhibition combines technology with heritage to make you discover the history of Magog and its region, as well as the life of the first occupants, from the Aboriginals to the 1920s.
Discover the social, economic and cultural life of Magog and its region through the Merry family and their house. Visitors take ownership of the story as part of an experiment that combines technology with artifacts and artwork with antiques. The outdoors' rich history is highlighted by a mobile experience.
A production of the City of Magog, in collaboration with the firm Lupien-Matteau (scenography and museology).
Photo: Antoine Petracca
July 22, 2018 to Spring 2021
Work, laughter, and rebellion… Discover through our first temporary exhibition the daily life of Magog's textile workers, who will touch you with their stories and anecdotes of the past.
In collaboration with the Magog Historical Society, the Merry House’s first temporary exhibition will focus on workers in Magog’s textile industry and will feature the stories of former workers. The textile industry played an important role in the development of the City of Magog, from its beginnings in the early 1880s until its closure in the early 2000s. Numerous Magog residents worked at Dominion Textile. This story unfolds through the eyes of the working class and their personal stories.
Changed periodically, temporary exhibitions will delve more deeply into the history of the Magog region and shed new light on the subject.
There will be lots for visitors to discover and they will have an opportunity to actively participate in the experience.
Photo: Antoine Petrecca