Large light wooden basin that look like a trough. Steel handles and tap in the center.
Laundry. Pine, copper, tin. 18th century.


The Laundry Room

The laundry room was a steamy, mist-filled room for the laundering of clothes. In this large wooden laundry basin, clothes would be soaked and scrubbed with soap. Ponches were also used to beat soiled laundry. Madame de la Peltrie worked here herself as the laundress in the old Monastery.

Later, during the English occupation, the British Council, presided by General James Murray, used this space as their headquarters, as they sought to maintain order over their newly conquered territory. It was in this very room where “La Corriveau” was condemned to death.