Pay a virtual visit to Pointe-à-Callière’s 18th-Century Public Market!

Become virtually immersed in the 18th century to understand the reality of the first Montrealers in New France and get to know what life was like at Montreal’s first public market and main gathering spot where Indigenous and French residents mingled and traded.

Without leaving your home, take a virtual trip back in time to a Sunday at the market, where you’ll meet inspiring people who will share their skills and knowledge with you as if you were really there!

Many of our faithful artisans from the 26 previous editions of our market will be back to talk to you about the techniques and history of wood lathing, wickerwork, Indigenous beading, and baking. Specialists will talk to you about Indigenous languages, heirloom plants, hunting techniques, military re-enactments, and much more! Our musicians and dancers will also lend their talents to this virtual offering to recreate the festive atmosphere of the Pointe-à-Callière Public Market!

Save the weekend of August 29 and 30 in your virtual calendars for the very first digital edition of Pointe-à-Callière’s 18th-Century Public Market!

On the agenda: virtual get-togethers with artisans along with workshops, lectures, quizzes, challenges you can do with your friends and family, and many more surprises in store!

Sign up for the Facebook event now!

Register now for talks on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30!
Saturday, August 29
• 11 am — The Rural Home in the Days of New France — Billy Rioux
• 2 pm — Military Cultural Heritage and Historical Re-enactment — David Lafond and Philipp Portelance
• 4 pm — Construction of a Birch Bark Canoe — Billy Rioux

Sunday, August 30
• 11 am — Overview of Indigenous Clothing Design in the 18th Century — Sylvain Rivard
• 2 pm — Indigenous Hunting Techniques in the 18th Century — Martin Lominy

A virtual experience to test your knowledge and bring the 2020 Public Market to a close?
• 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm — The Public Market Live Quiz
Watched all of the online Public Market’s historical video vignettes and talks? Well then, you’ll be ready to answer all of the questions moderator, Francis Désilets, has for you during this live quiz. Get your pads and pencils out!

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