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An 18th Century Market In Old Montreal Is Coming Back

Archaeology museum Pointe-à-Callière is bringing its popular 18th-century market back to Old Montreal this year. The museum says its market occupies the same spot as the one first established by French settlers.

Once again at the Place Royale, craftspeople will be selling their wares and demonstrating colonial skills.

Romain Guilbault | Pointe-à-Callière

In a Garden Area, "visitors can learn about herbal medicine and the ancestral plants used in the days of New France, particularly by different Indigenous communities," the museum says.

In addition, there will be showcases of "quillwork embroidery, tanning (traditional leather work), feather work and wool spinning," as well as an Indigenous medicine wheel workshop.

Romain Guilbault | Pointe-à-Callière

The market will also feature online activities, including a lecture on colonial beer-making practices, an Indigenous beadwork workshop, a storytelling event and a lecture on Indigenous languages.

The 18th-century public market will be at the Place Royale On August 28 and 29. Virtual events will continue on August 30.

Get the details below.

Pointe-à-Callière 18th-Century Market In Old Montreal

Romain Guilbault | Pointe-à-Callière

Where: Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Place Royale, Old Montreal

When: August 27-29, 2021

Why You Need To Go: For a peek at colonial life and some handmade souvenirs.


    Thomas MacDonald
    Senior Editor
    Thomas MacDonald is a Senior Editor for MTL Blog focused on Montreal public transit and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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