Learned Societies in 19th Century Québec

While educational institutions were acquiring collections, learned societies were created in the 19th century to popularize the scientific innovations of the era. These scientific societies, such as the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, its Francophone counterpart, the Mechanics’ Institute of Quebec, and the Société pour l’encouragement des sciences et des arts au Canada [Society for the advancement of the arts and sciences in Canada], included members of the intellectual elite, the middle class and no doubt craftsmen as well.
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Canadian Heritage Information Network, Canada Museum of Science and Technology, Musée de la civilisation, Stewart Museum, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Museum of Health Care at Kingston, University Health Network Artifact Collection, University of Toronto Museum of Scientific Instruments, University of Toronto Museum Studies Program, Suzanne Board, Dr. Randall C. Brooks, Sylvie Toupin, Ana-Laura Baz, Jean-François Gauvin, Betsy Little, Paola Poletto, Dr. James Low, David Kasserra, Kathryn Rumbold, David Pantalony, Dr. Thierry Ruddel, Kim Svendsen

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