Activities and Animation

Fall Activities 

Making History: the creative process of WAR Flowers

Monday, November 11th 2019

At 1:30 p.m.

What does it take today, to "make" History relevant to our public? What is the audience experience and what is our responsibility to the effect that art has on the audience?

She will share some of the challenges faced by artists in this Exhibition which has now been travelling for three years and been seen by over 2 million people.

Curator of the exhibition,Viveka Melki is an independent cultural entrepreneur and the Producer of MELKI FILMS. She has been making Canadian History artistic projects for over 20 years.

WAR Flowers is inspired by the pressed flowers picked by George Stephen Cantlie in the gardens, fields and hedges of war-torn Europe and sent to his baby daughter in Montreal.

Free for members; $5 for non-members.
The lecture will be followed by a question period and coffee.
This lecture will be presented in French.

Around the Fireplace...

Around the Fireplace... Holiday traditions

From November 30, 2019 to January 5th, 2020, five of the Château’s fireplaces will be sumptuously decorated to explain the origin of certain Christmas traditions: Christmas cards, Christmas stockings,  Advent calendars and more – there’s lots to be learned around the fireside!

Hang your Christmas stocking!

Only the Château Ramezay offers this activity! Children who hang a stocking by the fireplace can come back in the New Year to see what Santa has left them - but they’d better be good!

  • Stockings are on sale for $10 + tax.
  • They can be hung from November 30 to December 30, 2019 and picked up as of January 2, 2020.

Baking Workshop

Bread was definitely the most widely-eaten food in New France. To highlight its importance and see how it was made, young and old are invited to try their hand at making, baking and tasting some colonial-style, sweet, bread.

  • Cost: included in entrance fee.
  • Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, November 30, 2019 to January 5th 2020, and every day, from December 26 to 30, 2019, as well as from January 2 to 5, 2020. From 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Selfies, New France Style

Dress up as a settler or a fur trader and pose for a selfie in the historic decor of the Château Ramezay. Use your own camera or phone.
Gift Ideas

Don’t forget to stop in at our gift shop!

How about a cookbook of recipes from New France, or some traditional sweets for your sweetie?! Better yet, give friends and family tickets to explore the Museum themselves or even a Château Ramezay membership! Make sure they don’t miss a single one of our fascinating exhibitions, including the ongoing “WAR Flowers A Touring Art Exhibition”.

Suivez le Chef!

Suivez le Chef!

Temporary unavailable.
The tour is offered in French only. 

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Louise Brazeau, Head - Education and Promotion