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Élisabeth Côté, Project Manager at Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, highlights the era of early Montréalers, the French missionaries who came to establish Ville-Marie in 1642. Visible traces of this history remain even today.
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Five years before Expo 67, the site it was going to be held on did not even exist — everything was created from scratch. Bruno Paul Stenson tells us about the process of making Expo 67 a reality, and the exceptional results obtained.
When Prohibition swept across the United States and the majority of Canadian provinces, Montreal became the destination for individuals on the quest for fun. The legendary Red Light was the go-to spot for those seeking to procure pleasures of the legal, and illegal, kind.
Amazing discoveries were made during the various archaeological excavations on the site of Fort Ville-Marie. A unique project, it required sophisticated technical prowess in the areas of heritage conservation and development.
Ms. Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, tells us about an exceptional archaeological site, that of the first Parliament of the United Province of Canada.
In this video, Pierre Anctil — author, historian, and professor in the Department of History at the University of Ottawa — discusses pivotal moments in the migratory history of Montreal.
Michèle Dagenais, author, historian, and tenured professor in the Department of History at the Université de Montréal, describes key moments in the history of Mount Royal, or “the mountain” as Montrealers so affectionately refer to it.
Nicole O’Bomsawin, of the Abenaki First Nation, shares some of the history of the First Nations that have been established in the Montreal area for centuries.
In this video, René Binette, director of Écomusée du fier monde, shines a light on the history of industrial development in Montreal.
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A huge thank you to Pointe-à-Callière, cité d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal for their valuable collaboration in the making of this episode.
Over the past 375 years the Ursuline and Augustinian nuns of Quebec have played a significant role in the history of Quebec City and Canada. Their contributions have been highlighted with commemoration activities.
Book Review: This is the seventh written version of the life of Father August Brabant, the first Roman Catholic missionary to establish a permanent mission among First Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and this book is likely the least flattering of the seven accounts.
Book Review: Greg Oliver’s Father Bauer and the Great Experiment tells two intertwined stories. It begins as a biography of Hockey Hall of Fame member Father David Bauer. When the focus shifts, it tells the stories of many players in the national program.
War, pestilence, and fire were the constant enemies of the young Augustinian nurses. But they persevered. Today the Hôtel-Dieu de Quebec stands testimony to their faith and charity.
Nurses working alone in the isolated outports of Newfoundland and Labrador did the work of doctors, dentists, and veterinarians.
For a few days in October 1995 it seemed to many Canadians that the nation was poised on the edge of a steep cliff, a short step away from destruction.
Fiction Feature: It’s Manitoba in 1888. Is it better for French-speaking and English-speaking friends to go to school together, or to have a chance to learn in their own language?
French Canadian, a term rooted in common ancestry, religion, and language, gave way to Québécois, one based on territory and language. No longer did one have to be Catholic or French Canadian to embrace the new identity.
Thousands of pieces form Montréal’s historical patchwork quilt.