Our Lucy Maud Montgomery



Official Opening






The Norval Presbyterian Manse



in the heart of Ontario

where the author of Anne of Green Gables lived for 9 years





The Author of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, in Norval

Montgomery was already a famous author, when she arrived in Norval with her husband Presbyterian minister Rev. Ewan Macdonald and their two children Chester, and Stuart in February 1926. During the next 9 years Rev. Macdonald ministered to the congregations of two Presbyterian churches - Norval and Union (in Glen Williams.)

In addition to running the manse, Montgomery was mothering two growing boys, teaching Sunday School and her other parish duties, she became a member of the Norval Choral Society, Norval Women’s Institute, director and performer of Norvals’ Olde Tyme Concerts, held at the Anglican Parish Hall. As well, she found time to host garden parties and attend speaking engagements across the country. While living in Norval Montgomery published the following books:

The Blue Castle, 1926,


Emily’s Quest, 1927,


Magic for Marigold, 1929,


A Tangled Web, 1931,


Pat of Silver Bush, 1933,


Courageous Women, 1934

L.M. Montgomery

with Marian Keith and M.B. McKinley


Mistress Pat in 1935.






Elaine Crawford published Aunt Maud's Cookbook

Fabulous collection of Lucy Maud's original recipes.