Tres Haute et tres Puissante Dame, Engraving by Balthasar Montcornet (1600-1668), Paris, 17th Century.
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Santas Are Taking Over the Stewart Museum

From November 14, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Destination Île Sainte-Hélène for a magical afternoon!

Ho! Ho! Ho! A swarm of happy Santa Claus arrives once again at the Stewart Museum. Until January 4, 2015, meet these pleasant figurines and take part in exciting activities for the whole family. That's not all: free access to the Museum throughout the entire duration of the exhibition!

Most Santas were handmade by American artists such as Beth Cameron, Lynn West and Lynn Haney and have earned their creator several prestigious awards. They illustrate a unique aspect of doll making and reveal an evolution in the artistic representation of one of the most famous and beloved folk characters.

Activities for children who have been good
To immerse the visitor in the holiday atmosphere, activities related to the white-bearded little men will be offered as a craft workshop,a themed treasure hunt and a short films screening. It will be also possible to fill up with hot chocolate and cookies ($).

The Stewart Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and exceptionally December, 22, 23, 29 and 30.Closed December 25 and January 1.

Pay parking ($)
*New rates

Holiday Craft - Do your own Elf on a shelf!

*Download the printable template

To complete your elf, you will need:
- A glue stick
- Scissors
- Two pieces of string of 15 cm
- Colored pencils.

Instructions :
1- Cut out all the pieces
2- Stick the red pompom to the tuque
3- Glue the tuque on the head, above the ears
4- Draw the face of your elf and put it aside
5- Glue a hand at each arm’s end
 6- Fold about 1 centimeter at the other end of each arm and put them aside
7- Stick the white circle used as a belt buckle in the middle of the half circle, on the large black line (belt)
8- Roll the half circle to make a cone and glue the back
9- Make a knot to one end of each piece of string
10- Pierce each shoe as indicated
11- Pass a string through each shoe making sure that the knot is under the foot
12- You may now assemble your elf gluing the head, arms and legs to the body