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Entertaining & Educational Excursions & Events

Monique Bouchard as Madame History stands in the doorway of the Bangor Public Library

Madame History brings the past to life with unique and entertaining excursions, events, and educational experiences.

Public tours are currently offered in partnership with the Bangor Historical Society. Private and customized walking tours of historic Bangor, Maine, and the surrounding area are offered by appointment.

Whether you’re a “resident Mainah” or you’re “just visiting,” you’ll learn about the region’s history and gain a better understanding of how it shaped today’s Maine.

I’m Monique Bouchard, a historical interpreter, tour guide, and presenter —and quite possibly the Bangor region’s most “notorious” tour guide.

Locally, I’m best known for my costumed tours in which I portray the renowned (and “notorious”) Madame Fan Jones, the owner of the infamous Sky Blue House of Pleasure in Bangor, Maine. My signature walking tours are filled with stories of drama and vice set in the 19th-century legendary “lumber capital of the world.” Fancy Fan was known as Bangor’s most notorious Madame, and thus, Madame History was born.

I’d love to show you around.

Let’s walk through history together!

Tours & Presentations


Step through time with me on an entertaining and educational walking tour. Current tours include the Devil’s Half Acre with the Bangor Historical Society, and the Grave Matters tour of Mount Hope.

Workshops & Etc.


Designed for presenters, educators, and high school students, my experience in marketing, content writing, theatre, and performing combine to help make history something that’s vibrant, catchy, and memorable.

Victorian style laced boot line drawing