Dorval museum of local history and heritage
Dorval, its territory, its community, and its history are at the heart of our mission. A museum of history and a museum of society, the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage fosters a sense of belonging and contributes to the preservation, enhancement, and accessibility of a heritage that is unique to the communities of Dorval and the surrounding area.
The DMLHH carries out its mission through the following mandates:
Celebrate life in Dorval and the surrounding area. Local history, its people, groups, and landmark events form the foundation of the Museum's various mandates, programs, and activities;
Preserve local heritage. The Museum collects, documents, and preserves tangible and intangible elements significant to the history and experiences of the communities on its territory;
To highlight and pass on the history of its community. The Museum implements a comprehensive educational program that promotes the use, understanding, and integration of knowledge in a perspective of enrichment and self-development;
Promote the appropriation of heritage and the growth of a sense of belonging in its community. The Museum positions itself as a hub for community life and the democratization of culture by using a human, playful, and open approach in all its services.
The Museum is divided into four sections:
- the former stalls which are quite rare in Canada,
- the Hall of Fame of Dorval, featuring several characters who have shaped Dorval since its origins,
- the atrium with its unparalleled view of Lake Saint-Louis
- upstairs, a timeline punctuated by artifacts and multimedia installations tells us the great events of the Dorval history.