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Antoine Labelle—A Priest in Too Tight a Cassock

The Story of a Driving Force in the History of Saint-Jérôme and the Laurentians

Who was Antoine Labelle? Known as the “apostle of colonization” (settlement) and the “King of the North,” a tireless promoter of the agricultural development of the Laurentians, the famous priest from Saint-Jérôme was a man who stood out from the crowd, yet one who remained close to his parishioners and involved in his community. The Société d’histoire de la Rivière-du-Nord invites you to discover this builder of the 19th century and his many achievements through this exciting exhibition featuring a rich collection of photographs, letters, newspaper articles, and audio clips, many of which are seen here for the first time.

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Société d'histoire de la Rivière-du-Nord, 2017