The Fort Saint-Jean Museum and the Université Laval invite you to attend three activities: live digs, outdoor archaelogical laboratory and a summary of the 2010 digs.
The archaeological digs at Fort Saint-Jean National Historic Site of Canada will be held from August 1-15, 2010 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. These excavations focus on the three forts constructed on the site, the garrisons that lived in them in the French, British and Canadian periods, and the shipyards that once stood here.
The Outdoor archaeological laboratory at Fort Saint-Jean National Historic Site of Canada will be held Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The artifacts unearthed during the dig are recorded, cleaned, numbered and identified in an on-site laboratory.
On Saturday August 14, 2010,join a walking tour at 1:30 pm on the site of the former Saint-Jean Royal Military College, in the company of Geneviève Treyvaud, an archaeologist who has carried out excavations on the site for the past two years. She will point out the exceptional remains of the Saint-Jean forts and present the overall defensive system of the Richelieu Valley. The activity will begin in the museum’s exhibition hall, where a multimedia presentation will be given before participants set out on the walking tour.At the end of the tour, you are invited to visit the recently renovated museum.
The Fort Saint-Jean Museum is an official museum of the Canadian Forces, located on the site of the Saint-Jean Royal Military College. The museum supports research on material heritage relating to the military history of the site and the region, from the French Regime to the present.