Société des musées du Québec

Presbytère de Racine

Seasonal opening


The Presbytery of Racine forms with the St-Théophile church, the historic heart of the village. The 113-year-old Presbytery could tell you many anecdotes about the vibrant community that gave birth to it. Owner of the Presbyterysince2016, the Société Patrimoine et Culture de Racine has mobilized itself to make it a unifying, museum and cultural site.

Museum experiences

  • Built in 1907, the Presbytery is a superb heritage building, one of the main purposes of which is to bear witness to the rich past of the village. Archival photos whisk the visitor back at the time when, along with the institutional square - the church, the presbytery, the community center and the school, life unfolded around the train station, the general store and the hotel.
  • Upon entering the Presbytery, visitors will be able to access the Petit Musée whose various rooms present historical photos retracing the beginnings of the village of Racine, family trees evoking founding families and a rich array of artefacts made up of tools and devices used in everyday life from the 1920s to the 1980s.
  • The Maison de la Culture de Racine is housed in the Presbytery and offers many activities. Two rooms are reserved for seasonal exhibitions of visual artists and the Great Hall offers workshops, conferences and multimedia events. A self-service library is open at all times on the veranda.