When: Tue., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. 2014
In celebration of Louisbourg’s 300th anniversary, documents held in France at the Archives Départmentales Charente Maritime at La Rochelle and la Service historique de la Défense, Rochefort, were brought to Canada for temporary exhibition. These precious documents convey what the French saw as their connection to this place, how they lived here, and how they reached out to the surrounding world three hundred years ago. In an illustrated talk, Anne Marie Lane Jonah, historian with Parks Canada, will link each document to the stories of the people of Louisbourg, pointing out the insights and surprising details that such documents reveal. The talk will be followed by a guided viewing and question and answer session, in both official languages, about the documents.