Morin Heights Historical Association
To explain the history of Morin Heights and surrounding areas from the earliest settlements until the present, through events, displays, and publications that are both informative and entertaining.
To find a permanent home (a Museum) as a research base and to preserve and display items of historical interest.
To research, document, and preserve information, artifacts, and historic buildings. Projects include oral histories, academic research, field work, reconstructions and exploration.
The Morin Heights Historical Association was established as a non-profit corporation in 1997 and has grown and flourished in our community ever since. The mission of the Morin Heights Historical Association is primarily to inform and involve our community in the awareness and preservation of all aspects of our natural and built heritage.
We are a bilingual organization, reflecting the linguistic and cultural mix of Morin Heights. We have created strong links with other heritage groups outside our immediate community, such as QAHN (Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network), FSHQ (Fédération des sociétiés d'histoire du Québec), the MRC Pays-d'en-Haut (cultural committee) and with neighboring historical groups such as SHGPH ( La société d'histoire et de généalogie des Pays-d'en-Haut) in St. Sauveur des Monts.
We have been, for the most part, self-funded through membership fees, the proceeds of special events and the sale of various publications including The Porcupine, our journal of local history. As well as being a revenue source, The Porcupine is an excellent source of historical information and our chief public relations vehicle. We also have received support through grants from various levels of government.
Membership is open to anyone interested in the history and heritage of Morin Heights and the surrounding Lower Laurentian district. Visit this site's History of Morin Heights page to read a brief outline of our history.