Past Exhibitions

2017'S Archives

My Tiny House on Ice

From November 30, 2016 to March 19, 2017

   Claude Guérin's Pictures

Rodolphe Duguay: Contemporary Looks

From April 28, 2016 to January 29, 2017

Ten artists from here and abroad revisit Rodolphe Duguay's engraving works.


Resonance III

From June 19, 2017 to September 17, 2017

Three artists took inspiration from the objects in the Museum's collection to create the artwork. Presented at the BIECTR.

Bone and Word Games

From June 28, 2017 to September 17, 2017

Alain Landry's sculptures, made of hares' bones and black spruce moss, represent amusing scenes from everyday life.



2016'S Archives

Master Ceramists and Earth

From May 19, 2015 to March 6, 2016

A travelling exhibition from the Centre d'art de Kamouraska.

Fishing Stories

From October 18, 2014 to March 6, 2016

Artist and experienced fisherman Benoît Desjardins creates fish, straight out of his imagination.


Caboose Mountains

From June 23 to September 11, 2016

Kim Adams' Sculpture, an exhibition as part of Biennale nationale de scupture contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, on the theme of Brave New World.

Toys throughout History

From December 2, 2014 to November 13, 2016

Toys throughout History

Journey back to the magic of childhood with Jean Bouchard's impressive collection of toys.


Voices from the Engraver

From November 10, 2015 to February 17, 2016

The creative process, the technical skill and the sheer artistry that underlies every series of Canadian stamps and bank notes from concept to final product.

Flesh and Muscles

From June 16, 2015 to September 11,2016

Who are the strongmen of Québec? How have they contributed to Québec history and popular culture? Where does this phenomenon come from? Discover the answers to these questions and many more at this innovative exhibition.



2015's Archives

Québec Seen through its Ads

From May 20, 2014 to January 18, 2015

This exhibition, created by HEC Montréal and the Centre d’archives publicitaires, presented the milestones in the evolution of advertising in Québec.

Poutine Stop

From October 23, 2014 to March 8, 2015

Photographer Michel Tremblay has travelled the province immortalizing typical Québécois snack bars.

On Jutras Street

From December 16, 2014 to September 13, 2015

Wonderful model of Jutras Street in Trois-Rivières complement the Provencher family’s touching accounts.

Gérald Godin: "Être ou ne poète"

From September 30, 2014 to April 5, 2105

A visual and Audio Exhibition Honouring the Poetry of Gérald Godin. An Exhibition from Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

Resonnance II

From June 21 to September 13, 2015

An Exhibition of Danielle April, René Derouin and Frédérique Guichard’s works inspired by objects from the Museum’s collection. As part of the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières.

Time Flies, Hats are Transformed

From October 18, 2014 to October 4, 2015

When artist Mireille Racine is inspired by the hats of the Museum's collection.

Hush! and take another look

From April 28 to November 15, 2015

A series of photographs by artist Guy Fortin of people who live with an intellectual disability. A realisation of the Écomusée du fier monde.



2014's Archives

La Petite Vie Exhibition

June 2013 to September 2014

An exhibition on the famous TV series that has earned a place in Quebec popular culture.

Flowers and Rocks

October 2013 to April 2014

Young participants in search of minerals, plants and the relationships between them. A traveling exhibition of Thetford Mines Mineralogy and Mining Museum.




Fred Toy's Box

November 5, 2013 to September 14, 2014

Sculptures by the Viatour-Berthiaume duo, inspired by Fred Pellerin's stories.

Québec, Criminally Speaking

From June 24, 2009 to September 28, 2014

Québec's criminal history in the twentieth Century.



2013's Archives

Duplessis donne à sa province 

November 2011 to January 2013

The political marketing of the Union Nationale which was Québec political party with a Conservative right-wing ideology that history associate with a period called the Great Darkness. 

The Nutcracker's Winter

November 2012 to Febuary 2013

Playful exhibition around the nutcrackers and winter.

The Maeva Odyssey

Until June 23, 2013

A youth exhibit adventure

Cirque Champagne from A to Z

From July 13, 2012 to September 8, 2013

A folk's art exhibit with Bruno Champagne's scuptures.

Now that's Sports!

From May 16, 2012 to September 15, 2013

An exhibition about Sports icons in the Mauricie Region.


From June 16 to September 18, 2013

An exhibition of works inspired by objects from the Museum's collection.  As part of the Biennale international d'estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières.


2012's Archives


Journey to the Great Beyond

March 2010 to February 2012

This exhibition presented mortuary practices evolution in Québec.

Le temps d'une paix

June 2011 to March 2012

A look behind the scenes of this TV series, meet its endearing characters once again and immerse themselves in the period of Québec’s history between the two wars. An exhibition of Musée de Charlevoix.

Coqs au vent 

April 2011 to June 2012

Step into the bucolic atmosphere of Adrien Levasseur’s outstanding collection of folk art that includes roosters, weather vanes, whirligigs and other whimsical birds. 

Riding with Meteorites

June 1 to September 23, 2012

Meeting of celestial bodies that may strike Earth astronaut company Teo and the dog Laika. An exhibition from the Musée de la nature et des sciences de Sherbrooke and Musée du Fjord.



2011's Archives


The Dark Side of Quinze 

April 2010 to March 2011


The Dark Side of Quinze presents the works of the artist Quinze and pieces of his extensive collection of folk art. 

Discovering legends

June 2010 to April 2011

This exhibition explored Francophone and Native oral traditions in North America. An exhibition from Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History.

Romans des Bois

March 8 to September 11, 2011

Discover Alain Stanké’s sculptures in the exhibition entitled Romans des bois. 



2010's Archives


Quite a Character! 

October 2008 to January 10, 2010

This very original exhibition presents the creations of Michel Houde, self-made artist, presenting an assemblage of everyday objects. 

Pedal to the Metal

March 2009 to January 10, 2010

This exhibition looks back at the highlights of this unique competition in North America: the Trois-Rivières Grand Prix who celebrated its 40th Birthday.

Trois-Rivières's Popular Heritage

May 2009 à March 7, 2010

An exhibition about Trois-Rivières popular heritage for the 375 anniversary of Trois-Rivières city.

The Birdwalker and Co.

April 2009 to March 22, 2010

An exhibition about Mrs Chantal Soucy’s private collection, which includes works from 24 folk artists from Eastern Québec. 

Et l'homme reste de glace 

August 2009 to March 2010

Staging over 100 amazing emperors penguin-sculpted metal and beautiful poems.

Neurons in Action 

Febuary 26, 2010 to June 20,  2010

This exhibition is a Discovery Zone which presents how the brain learns. A travelling exhibition from Musée de la civilisation.



2009's Archives


Vox Populi

Febuary 2008 to January 11, 2009

Vox populi, invited visitors to discover the role democracy plays in society's evolution.  An exhition from Musée de la civilisation.

Caught Up in the Game 

December 2007 to Febuary 2009

The exhibition highlights the origin and history of popular board games in Québec.

The Ogre of Gaulthier's Forest

June 2003 to June 21, 2009

An exhibit-adventure who children went on their own quest by taking a secret road through Gaultier's Forest to see if the Ogre really exists...

Hooked on bikes!

Febuary 2006 to March 29, 2009

The entire exhibit focused on the bicycle, that everyday expression of fun and freedom.

Rousseau s'expose

October 2008 to October 2009

The exhibition included twenty paintings of the artist Stéphane Rousseau and was supplemented by texts describing his approach.



2008's Archives


Bearers of traditions

April to October 26, 2008

An exhibition about a richly endowed intangible heritage. A Québec-Wallonia Cultural Crossroad. 

The Passe-Partout Phenomenon

May 16, 2007 to September 1,  2008

An exhibition about this great TV series, a creative milestone that marked a whole generation.


2007's Archives


Take to the Woods in Mauricie

March 2005 to January 2007

Hunting and fishing stories, memorable excursions, historical anecdotes and artifacts led visitor on an escape into the purity of nature. 


Or was it a Sunday?

June 2006 to January 2007

An astonishing selection of calendars and almanacs from Gilles Vigneault's collection.

Garage Sale 

May 2006 to March 2007

An exhibit devoted to the phenomenon of garage sales! Trash for some, treasure for others...  

Les petits vélos de Bouvry

Febuary to September 2007

An exhibition of miniatures of old bikes made by the watchmaker Georges Bouvry. Real little masterpieces!

A Collector's Passion

June 2006 to October 2007

An exhibit featuring works collected over the years by a folk art enthusiast.

The Art Escape

November 2006 to October 2007

This exhibition presented art made by inmates who look towards creativity to escape the realities of prison life. 



2006's Archives


"Rocket" Richard, the Legend - the Legacy

September 10, 2005 to February 26, 2006

This landmark exhibition celebrated Montréal Canadiens hockey star Mauricie "the Rocket" Richard.  A realization of the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

RNS, Story Sculptor

May 10, 2005 to March 2006

Through his sculptures, Ernest Lévesques describes the periods of his life, marked by the people in his entourage, all of them true legends.




Hooked on Clémence 

August 2005 to March 2006

Exhibition of Clémence DesRochers’ drawings.

Au Feu! profession: Firefighter

May 27, 2005 to May 21, 2006

This exhibition paid tribute to firefighters. You learned about their job duties, the risks they take and their devotion to their work.

A Story of Solidarity 

May 25 to September 24, 2006

The evolution of community movements in the Trois-Rivières district of Marie-de-l'Incarnation.



2005's Archives


Quebec All Dressed

June 2003 to October 16, 2005

The members of a family invited you to discuss, question and share the values that accompany each meal. An exhibition that raised questions and encourages reflection.

Sweet talk

November 18, 2004 to April 17, 2005

Exhibit on the art of confectionery.

Art Pop/Pop Art

June 10, 2004 to March13, 2005

The exhibition presented works by Québec artists, and compared the similarities between the two artistic styles.

Living Here

June 2003 to January 30, 2005

The exhibition "Living Here" presented a deeply human portrait of the Mauricie and highlights the diversity of experience in the region.

What are we eating?

May 7, 2004 to January 16, 2005

An exhibition that answered your questions about food.  Exhibition of the Musée du Séminaire de Sherbrooke.


May 7, 2004 to January 16, 2005

In this exhibition, we question the importance of food in our hectic lives.



2004's Archives


Double Life 

June 2003 to October 2004

This exhibition featured various tools used for processing food back to life as characters and animals.

Make Art

June 2003 to May 2004


An exhibition featuring major works of folk art.

Turning the Tables

June 2003 to April 2004

An innovative exhibition about the table in all its aspects.  Exhibition of the Musée de la civilisation.