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Temporary exhibitions

Unearthing Montréal's luminous past

Unearthing Montréal's luminous past: a living archeological legacy!

Presented until September 3rd, 2018 by:




Inspired by the publication Lumières sous la ville : Quand l’archéologie raconte Montréal, and for the City’s 375th anniversary, the Château Ramezay is presenting an exhibit featuring the archeology of Montréal.  Visitors will have an opportunity to get a close-up look at some of the artifacts which illustrate the lives of those who have lived on this island, from prehistoric Aboriginal peoples to industrial era Montrealers.

This book, published in fall 2016 by Recherches amérindiennes du Québec, was written under the direction of archeologists Anne-Marie Balac and François C. Bélanger.

The book is available for purchase at the Château Ramezay's bookstore.

1812: Objects to Discover

1812: Objects to Discover
In 3 Web Capsules

The Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montréal invites you to explore a little-known side of Canadian history. As part of cross-Canada commemorations of the War of 1812, the Museum produced three web capsules based on items in its collection linked to people and events that marked this decisive event.

CAPSULE 1: THE WAR OF THE CANADIANS 

The first capsule, on Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry, gives the Canadian angle, outlining the rise of the hero of Châteauguay and his august family through objects once in their possession. Artifacts related to the Duke of Kent, a dear friend of Salaberry, and the works of painter and miniaturist Anson Dickinson are also displayed.

CAPSULE 2: THE WAR OF THE BRITISH

The second capsule, on the British angle, focuses on Sir George Prevost, Governor-in-Chief of British North America. The works of influential artists of the period, such as Jean-Baptiste Roy-Audy, and certain military objects, give a better understanding of the British Colony’s defence in the face of an American invasion.

CAPSULE 3: THE WAR OF THE NATIVES

The third capsule, highlighting the Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, examines the War of 1812 from the First Nations’ standpoint. The work of artists and illustrators such as Huron painter Zachary Vincent and American artist George Catlin, and key artefacts such as the dagger used by Tecumseh, one of the heroes of 1812, tangibly illustrate the Amerindian side of the question.

This project was made possible with the financial support of the Government of Canada and Canadian Heritage. The videos are now available on both our YouTube site and our Internet site.The script was produced by Isabelle Trudeau, with the assistance of military history expert Luc Lépine.

Check out our permanent exhibitions as well!



Media and guided tours

Louise Brazeau, Education and Promotion Coordinator

communications@chateauramezay.qc.ca

Telephone: 514 861-3708 ext. 229 | Fax: 514 861-8317