150 Years of Morrin College, Quebec City

150 Years of Morrin College, Quebec City

150th Anniversary Celebration of Morrin College

Quebec City, October 25, 2012 – Exactly 150 years ago, a great project was born in Quebec City.

Even though, at that time, English speakers represented 40% of the city’s population, there was no English-language institute of higher education in the city.

Things changed in 1862 when the former mayor, Doctor Joseph Morrin, left money for a Presbyterian college in his will. With this money and the efforts of a few committed people, Morrin College was founded.

The College was affiliated with McGill University, and for forty years enabled citizens to receive an accredited higher education in English. It was also the first institute of higher education in Quebec City to graduate women.

The magnificent building still bears intriguing traces of the history of the College, which is open to all on the evening of November 8th, 2012, when the 150th anniversary of its opening is to be marked.

The Morrin Centre will host a cocktail, a talk on the history of the College, and a workshop on the science experiments performed during those years in the old chemistry lab.

Price: Free (includes one beverage, admission to the talk and to the workshop)
Location: Morrin Centre, 44, Chaussée des Écossais, Quebec City G1R 4H3
Date: Thursday, November 8 2012
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information or to reserve, please contact 418-694-9147.

Morrin Centre
44, Chaussée des Écossais
Quebec City, QC G1R 4H3

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