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The Hidden Past of Rivière-Bleue

The Hidden Past of Rivière-Bleue

Corporation du Patrimoine de Rivière-Bleue

In the 1920s, as Prohibition went into effect in the United States and elsewhere in Canada, Rivière-Bleue, a border village, became a bootlegging hub. Discover this fascinating history and one of its main figures, Alfred Lévesque, one of the most famous...

Val-David, the Cradle of Rock Climbing – Birth and Development of Rock Climbing in Eastern Canada

Val-David, the Cradle of Rock Climbing – Birth and Development of Rock Climbing in Eastern Canada

Société d'histoire et du patrimoine de Val-David

The history of rock climbing in eastern Canada began in the Laurentian village of Val-David in the late 1920s. Discover how the sport shaped that community and how much it has changed since the early days of its meteoric rise in popularity.

The Desgagnés: Two Centuries of Schooners

The Desgagnés: Two Centuries of Schooners

Musée maritime de Charlevoix

The Desgagnés have Charlevoix, schooners and the St. Lawrence in their blood. Discover the incredible history of this family of seamen, and its bold and visionary captains who travelled far and wide, from the Great Lakes to the Far North, inspired by...

Seeking the Origins of Pointe-aux-Outardes: On the Trail of the First Inhabitants

Seeking the Origins of Pointe-aux-Outardes: On the Trail of the First Inhabitants

Archéo-Mamu Côte-Nord

This exhibition reveals the secrets unearthed during major archaeological excavations at the Parc nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes, in Quebec’s Côte-Nord region. In doing so, it also opens a window on the fascinating work performed by archaeologists, both...

Living in the Cemetery – The Treggett Family Life on the Mount Hermon Cemetery Grounds

Living in the Cemetery – The Treggett Family Life on the Mount Hermon Cemetery Grounds

Société d'histoire de Sillery

For nearly 150 years, four generations of the Treggett family managed Québec City’s Mount Hermon Cemetery. They lived on site and were responsible for the day-to-day operations. This story sheds light on their singular lives, which were devoted not only...

Portraits of Our Ancestors

Portraits of Our Ancestors

Aux Trois Couvents

Get to know the pioneers who built a region that is often considered the cradle of French North America. Go back in time to meet farmers, members of religious orders, entrepreneurs and artisans who left their mark on the history of Château-Richer and the...

The Saint-Maurice: Creative Source of the Mauricie

The Saint-Maurice: Creative Source of the Mauricie

Appartenance Mauricie Société d'histoire régionale

Travel down the Saint-Maurice River, the beating heart of the region that bears its name. Since the first settlements were established, people have been living and gathering on the shores of the river, which is also a great source of inspiration and...

Focus on Firefighting: Voices of the Saint-Eustache Fire Safety Department

Focus on Firefighting: Voices of the Saint-Eustache Fire Safety Department

Conseil Arts et Culture de Saint-Eustache

Saint-Eustache has had a fire department since 1868. Delve into its rich history to discover its milestones and daily life in the fire stations. You can also listen to personal accounts by firefighters who are passionate about what they do.

The agricultural heritage of the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil of Chicoutimi Sisters

The agricultural heritage of the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil of Chicoutimi Sisters

Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil History Centre

Discover the history of a religious congregation that, in the 1930s, purchased land where its members raised animals and crops by the sweat of their brow. Those determined and courageous women established an agricultural complex that, in the 2000s, became...

The Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge–Tunnel: A Feat of Engineering Between Two Shores

The Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge–Tunnel: A Feat of Engineering Between Two Shores

Atelier d’histoire Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

The Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine bridge-tunnel, which links the island of Montréal and the South Shore, was inaugurated in time for Expo 67. This exceptional structure – still the longest of its kind in the country – is not only a feat of...

ArchaeoSaga – The Origins of Settlement in the Eastern Townships

ArchaeoSaga – The Origins of Settlement in the Eastern Townships

Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum

In Quebec, the earliest traces of human habitation have been found in the Eastern Townships. With the help of three guides, explore the stories behind archaeological discoveries that have helped shape a portrait of the region’s first settlements, dating...

Celebration ’90: Gay Games III & Cultural Festival

Celebration ’90: Gay Games III & Cultural Festival

Satellite Video Exchange Society

In the summer of 1990, Vancouver hosted the first Gay Games held outside the United States, spearheaded by a small group of the city’s amateur athletes in 1982. Featuring extensive material from the video archives of media activist Mary Anne McEwen, this...

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