Centre d'histoire de Saint-Hyacinthe

   650, E Girouard St., Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec), J2S 2Y2
  Centre d'histoire de Saint-Hyacinthe

Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 5 pm.
Certain fees apply:

- Access to the archives : $5 per day (non-members)
- Research conducted by personnel : $30 per hour
- Reproduction of documents : fees vary

The Centre d'histoire de Saint-Hyacinthe has existed since January 1st 2004. Its predecessors are the Centre of Archives of the Séminaire de Saint-Hyacinthe (1990-2003) and the Saint-Hyacinthe Society for Regional History (1937-2003). Both organizations were founded at the Séminaire de Saint-Hyacinthe by the institution’s priests.

The Centre d'histoire de Saint-Hyacinthe possesses a vast array of archival fonds concerning the individuals, groups, companies and institutions of the city and greater region of Saint-Hyacinthe. The Centre also conserves a large number of religious archives from the Séminaire de Saint-Hyacinthe, the bishopric, religious communities, parishes, charitable associations, members of the clergy, and individuals at the centre of religious activity in the diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe.

Other Collections
We have a small collection of rare and antique books (no catalogue exists at the moment).
We also possess several objects taken from a variety of collections. However, these also lack a catalogue and cannot be identified quickly.

Time span covered by archives: 1777-today
Technical specifications and geographic maps: 3,896
Iconographic documents: 1 233 364
Text documents: 1,206 m.l.
Hours of audio recordings: 3,841
Hours of video recordings: 1,490
Number of fonds: 658

Our mandate is to:

Acquire, process, conserve, disseminate, and make accessible historical and religious archival documents from the city, the diocese and the greater region of Saint-Hyacinthe of historical interest locally, regionally, and even nationally.
Promote, effectuate, and encourage the study of the history of the city and greater region of Saint-Hyacinthe.

The Centre d'histoire de Saint-Hyacinthe primarily conserves documents received by donation.
In contrast, the religious archives are received on loan.