Battlefields

Discover life of the mid-18th century as you meet over one hundred and thirty re-enactors and historical facilitators! Activities will run continuously throughout the weekend under the theme Drinking, eating and sleeping at the time of the Conquest

Saturday, September 10, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At the Martello Tower 1 and in the vicinity
Free

 

On an ongoing basis during the site's opening hours:

  • Military camp with over sixty tents
  • Riffle and cannon firing demonstrations
  • Historical presentations on such subjects as food, laundry, hunting, cabinet making, distilling, ironwork, Abenaki life in 1759 (with anthropologist, speaker, and storyteller Nicole O'Bomsawin), and women in the military in the 18th century

Special presentations on Saturday, September 10:

  • Discussion with Aly Ndiaye, alias Webster, on the presence of Black people in the 18th century in Quebec City and in the military
  • Period dances under the guidance of Pierre Chartrand, a dancer, professor, historian, and ethnologist of dance


Special presentation on Sunday, September 11:

  • Sampling of Indigenous cuisine and explanations about the diet of the Abenaki nation at the time of the siege of Quebec with head cook Lysanne O'Bomsawin

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