Val-d’Espoir School of Agriculture

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1938. - Photograph showing all the buildings of the Val-d'Espoir School of Agriculture.

"At the invitation of Bishop Ross, the religious communities of the Cistercians and the Clerics of St. Viator founded an Agricultural Institute (1930-1936) and an Agricultural School (1938-1961) in Val-d'Espoir.

The Cistercians erected a monastery combining prayer and teaching, which they called St. Mary's Farm-School. The government granted them 1800 acres of land where they built several buildings, including a henhouse, a pigsty, a shed and a large stable.

Unfortunately, it closed in 1961."

Reference :

Musée de la Gaspésie. Fonds École d'agriculture de Val-d'Espoir . P275/1.

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