​​​​​​​Introduction of the European Horse in New France

Lecture in collaboration with Dorval's Leisure and Culture Department

​​​October 24 at 2 p.m. at the Forest and Stream Club, 1800 Lakeshore Drive
Originally from Belgium, our lecturer Mr. William Riguelle is a historian of the urban and the environment. His research focuses mainly on human-animal relationships throughout history. The settlers who landed and settled in New France at the time did not come alone: in the tween decks of the ships were several animal species, including the horse. The meteoric rise of the horses' presence that followed gradually caused problems, the solutions to which may be surprising.

This conference will present little-known details of the phenomenon of importing these animals into New France and will shed light on the unique place of the horse in the St. Lawrence Valley during the French period (1608-1763).  

The lecture is free for Dorval Historical Society members, $10 for non-members, payable at the door. 

History of Pharmacies in Dorval

November 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Drive

​Jean-Francois Bussières, professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Université de Montréal and his stagiaire Laurent Champeau-Fournier will present a lecture on the history of Dorval pharmacies. All are welcome to attend.