Val-d’Espoir School of Agriculture

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1942. - Photograph showing all the buildings of the Val-d'Espoir School of Agriculture. In the foreground, it's the hay harvest.

"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 . P275/7.

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