Monday, July 17, 2017

Old Quebec City Blog #32: Part 1: Morrin Center: The Library and Statue

Tom in the Morrin Center Library
In this blog of our May 2017 trip to Old Quebec City, Canada, we'll take you to the Morrin Center Library. Today it's a library, but in the past it was a college, and before that it was a prison! 
    In fact, it has quite a history and we took a tour through it that included seeing the old prison cells and the current library portion. We'll get to the other parts in the next couple of blogs... and the ghosts we found!
  There are tours for a fee and you have to book them in advance.


Outside of the Morrin Center
FACE #1: LIBRARY/CULTURAL CENTER TODAY - The Morrin Center is a cultural center. It is designed to educate the public about the historic contribution and present-day culture of local English-speakers. It houses the Victorian Library, home to a collection of literary gems, some of which date back to the 16th century.
For the Morrin Center website, visit: http://www.morrin.org/en/

ABOUT THE LIBRARY - The library was an original part of the prison (which was it's first use) and there are books in there from the 1600s to the 1800s. This is the Oldest English library in Quebec, and just one of 2 English libraries (the rest are in French).
Wolfe's statue, formerly kidnapped!

THE KIDNAPPED STATUE - There's a wooden statue of General James Wolfe in the library. You may remember him as the Canadian general in our blog: Quebec Trip #14: Governor's Park and Battle of Quebec.
  The kidnap of the statue happened as a result of some sailors. They took it and brought it to England. It was later found after being in storage for over 50 years and brought all the way back to Quebec where it resides in the Morrin Library.

NEXT: Morrin as a College and a Ghost on the Stairs

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14