The Dorval Historical Society, in collaboration with the Dorval Library and the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage, is pleased to present this year's series of free lectures which take place on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Dorval Library located at 1401 Lakeshore Drive in Dorval.  All are welcome to attend. If the Direction régionale de la santé publique permits, the following lectures will take place.


September 19 (previously scheduled for April 4th)
From Cave to Concert Hall: A History of Musical Instruments
Bilingual, with Bruno Paul Stenson, M.A.

Humans have been making music and musical instruments since the dawn of time. In this lecture we look at the evolution of musical instruments from prehistory to modern electronics. Some 20 instruments shall be presented and played to illustrate the various historical eras.

October 17 (previously scheduled for May 9th)
La bande dessinée québécoise : 225 ans d’histoire
By Jean-Dominique Leduc actor, columnist and author

From the appearance of the first phylactery in 1792 to the phenomenal success of Paul of Michel Rabagliati, through the satirical newspapers of the 19th century, the print media of the first half of the last century with Thimothée d'Albéric Bourgeois and Onésime d’Albert Chartier, the Spring of the Quebec comic book, the Croc years, Jean-Dominic Leduc takes you on a journey to the heart of the rich history of the 9th national art.




Lectures