Women of Paper

Women of Paper

Production date


Boréalis’ presentation date

June to September 2019 


Women’s place, male industry, forest, plant, house, women’s work.

For thousands of Canadians, the mention of pulp and paper evokes the memory of a lumberjack working in the heart of the boreal forest or a papermaker going to work, his lunch box in hand. Our grandfathers have talked to us on numerous occasions about the ambient noise at the plant, the heat from the machines and the demanding nature of working on shifts. What about our mothers and grandmothers? Women of Paper offers a female viewpoint on a male-dominated industry.

Through various interactive stations, you are invited to discover the daily lives of women from different environments: stay-at-home mothers, cooks in logging camps, plant secretaries or women who challenged norms by being actively involved in the production process. Their stories, often lived in parallel with their husband’s reality, dismantle prejudices. From the papermaker’s daughter to the plant director, the women of the paper industry will make you laugh, but mostly, they will remind you of how far we have come over the last fifty years.

Women of Paper is a touching and interactive exhibit which provides a different and genuine glimpse into the reality of women who contributed to history.


June to October 2018

Odyssée des bâtisseurs

May to June 2019

Kingsey Falls – Cascades

October 2019 to march 2020


March to october 2021

Musée de la gare de Témiscamingue