19.02.2024 – 08.04.2024


Lecture series at Château Ramezay

Lecture series at Château Ramezay

19.02.2024 – 08.04.2024

The Château Ramezay launches a series of lectures that immerse us in the past to understand the present better.

One Monday per month, engaging experts at the historical institution located in the heart of Old Montreal will revisit key episodes of our history.

Monday, February 19th - Ramezay and the surrender of Quebec: inevitability or haste, at 1:30 pm with Sophie Imbeault

Whose fault is it? In the pivotal moments of history, including peaks of anxiety and high stakes, can we genuinely point the finger at a single character for the decisions and their consequences that still affect us today? In the case of Ramezay and the surrender of Quebec, things are more complex...

Monday, March 11th - The Black Rock Project: history and progress (in English), at 1:30 pm with Fergus Keyes

The Irish community fleeing famine in North America did not have an easy life upon arrival, facing malnutrition and typhus. In this tragic episode, Montrealers showed solidarity with this newly arrived population - often at the risk of their own lives - and the Black Rock Project highlights both the difficulties of some and the support of others, something the Irish community in Montreal wants to continue to honour.

Monday, April 8th - A "capital" decade: Montreal in a changing world, at 1:30 pm with Alain Roy

There was a time when Montreal almost became the capital of Canada, but a series of events in the 1840s-1850s decided otherwise and gave the Quebec metropolis a different position, thereby redefining the dynamics within the British Empire...

N.B.: Schedules and more details can be found directly on the company's website.

Photo: Château Ramezay - Montreal Museum and Historic Site / Karine Langlois

Château Ramezay, Rue Notre-Dame Est, Montréal, QC, Canada