The Saguenay Flood Museum in Quebec Canada is centred around the "Little White House" (La Petite Maison Blanche) which withstood the 1996 Saguenay Flood.
The Quebec Saguenay Flood Museum and the "Little White House" (La Petite Maison Blanche) share the stories of Jeanne-d’Arc Genest of Quebec Canada.
On July 19, 20 and 21, 1996, the Saguenay region received 3 days of torrential rain amounting to about 200 millimeters. The surrounding reservoirs water levels raised until it could no longer hold back the surge.
People had to evacuate as quickly as possible. But before leaving, Jeanne-d’Arc Genest put a statue of the Virgin Mary holding the child at the entrance and asked her to protect her house.
Everything, buildings and infrastructure, around the home was destroyed. It was said that the flood had the equivalent force of Niagara Falls in Ontario Canada. The 1996 Saguenay Flood caused more than a billion dollars in damages to the infrastructure in and around Chicoutimi, Quebec Canada.
The self guided tour into the Little White House explores 3 stories of archetecture and answers questions on how this home withstood such a torrent of water. The construction dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century.