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Montréal, August 4, 2014 – On August 4, 1701, Louis-Hector de Callière, Governor of New France, and the delegates of 39 aboriginal nations signed the treaty marking the Great Peace of Montréal, on the very site of Pointe-à-Callière. This unique event was a decisive milestone in the history of Montréal and of international diplomacy.

To commemorate this historic episode, Pointe-à-Callière is launching an all-new virtual exhibition entitled 1701, The Great Peace of Montréal that immerses us in the fascinating story of this diplomatic and cultural saga, explaining its impact at the time and its repercussions on society today. This online exhibit was developed through a partnership with the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) at, an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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Pointe-à-Callière takes on the ambience of a marketplace in New France for its popular Pointe-à-Callière’s Public Market, which takes place free of charge in Old Montréal, in the area around the Museum. The event offers visitors a chance to travel back in time to the days of New France: merchants, entertainers, craftspeople, farmers, and Natives—all in period costume—will meet at the marketplace, all around Place Royale, to joyfully liven up the site.

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Montréal, July 10, 2014 – As part of Archaeology Month, which takes place from August 1st to 31st, 2014, Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s Archaeology and History Complex, is pleased to be offering a number of activities for various audiences at the very birthplace of Montréal.

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It was with great pride that Pointe-à-Callière launched on June 12 the activities of GénérationsCité, a new group of young builders and philanthropists supporting the Museum and the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation.

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Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s Archaeology and History Complex, is delighted to be able to provide an urban space all summer long, for the third year in a row, featuring activities and an area dedicated to relaxation.

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