​​​​​​​​Then and Now, Our Stories...

This new series of lectures was developed in partnership with the Dorval Library, the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage, and the Dorval Historical Society. They are offered free of charge on Saturdays at 2 p.m.

​ATTENTION!
The vaccination passport is required for participants age 13 and over.​


To reserve,

By phone at 514 633-4170 or by email at musee@ville.dorval.qc.ca
or in person at the Library. The Library opens at 10:00 a.m.


February 12
Stone Tools: A Sophisticated Technology

Presentation by Martin Lominy, educator and archaeological craftsman, founder of Technologies autochtones
Offered in hybrid format: on site at the Library and via Zoom (the Zoom link will be sent by email)

In prehistoric times, stone was the basic material for the production of strong, abrasive or sharp tools essential for the transformation of other materials. Discover the ingenuity of the lithic toolbox during an interactive presentation where participants on site will be able to manipulate reproductions of artifacts and observe the making of a cut stone projectile point.
Visit Technologies autochtones' website.


March 12

Une histoire sucrée: les produits de l'érable

Presented in French by Catherine Ferland, historian
Offered in hybrid format: on site at the Library and via Zoom (the Zoom link will be sent by email)

Upon their arrival in North America, the French settlers discovered a technique that was unknown to them but that was practiced by several native nations of the St. Lawrence Valley: the collecting of maple water. Our ancestors were introduced to this technique and quickly developed a taste for the "sugar of the country". The sugar shack was born!
Visit the speaker's website at  https://catherineferlandhistorienne.com/


April 23

Pourquoi traverser la Nouvelle-France au 17e siècle ?

Presented in French by André Laniel, author and president of the Société patrimoine et histoire de lʼîle-Bizard et Sainte-Geneviève
Offered in hybrid format: on site at the Library and via Zoom (the Zoom link will be sent by email)

In the 17th century, King Louis XIV invested in human resources and money in order to develop the territory of his possession in New France. Do you have any idea how heartbreaking it was for parents to see their older children leave for the new country where they were told that people had a different way of life and where the climate was harsh? What were the living conditions during the crossing? Which products were available to feed the people in Canada? During this presentation, Mr. André Laniel will try to answer these questions which he found answers to while researching for the writing of his books Compagnon à maître-cordonnier - Tome I et II.


May 14

A Journey to the Land of Asian Tea

A conference and tasting presented for free by Camellia Sinensis, as part of Asian Heritage Month
Offered in hybrid format: on site at the Library and via Zoom (the Zoom link will be sent by email)

Travel to the heart of a universe of legends, fabulous landscapes, and people with traditional skills and passion. In addition to being charmed by a rich and original visual medium, you will be able to taste three recent discoveries. An overview of the history of tea, the different families of tea, the health benefits, and all the tools needed to prepare a successful infusion will be discussed. You will also be able to discover a tea producer and his artisanal plantations while having the chance to taste the fruit of his work.

Camellia Sinensis created the Tea School 15 years ago, and has been teaching since then.























 






Lectures