Sunday, 20 November 2016

Carignan-Salières Regiment - Last Chance!

Two of my daughters in Montreal recently, raved about their tour of the Chateau Ramezay and it reminded me of how much I enjoyed the exhibits there, even as a pre-teen. When learning Canadian history in elementary school we went there with our class. I never forgot the impressions it made on me, as it brought our history to life. 

If you are descended from a soldier of the Carignan-Salières Regiment you have a special reason to go to the Chateau Ramezay and see the exhibit ..  "Mission: Bâtir Pays - 350th anniversary of the arrival of the Carignan-Salières regiment".  If you live in Montreal or plan to be in Montreal sometime in the next few months you better hustle because the closing of the exhibit in now March 12, 2017.

See Gail Dever's post about the opening of this exhibit at Genealogy a la Carte.

The Chateau Ramezay was built in 1705 by the then governor of Montreal, and it became a museum in 1895. It was the first building in Quebec to be designated a historic monument. 

If you go from December 2nd to January 8th you can also enjoy " Around the Fireplace - Holiday Traditions", where you will see five of the Chateau's fireplaces decorated for the holidays.

Poke around the museum site and see what more is to be discovered there.
Even though their regular rates are very reasonable, scroll down to see if you are eligible for one of their discounts.

Related Post: Soldiers and the Militia – New France


  1. Will have to do my best to get to "Around the Fireplace Holiday Traditions" :D Just finished posted a new story to BUT You Have to Milk the Cows and found you newest post to read :D Another great piece Dianne :D

    1. Thanks Cathy. I love your stories!

    2. You are welcome and I forgot to mention I think I am a descendant of Carignan-Salières Regiment have to check my records which I am staying away from (but might find a story in them to share - no I kn ow there is a story in them about the soldiers)


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