New-France: New Horizons

This exhibition created by Library and Archives Canada presents the history of New France by using 350 archival documents (manuscripts, printed material, maps and charts, plans, portraits, engravings, and medals) arranged under 12 themes.

1. Departure: the circumstances upon leaving
2. Navigation: the crossing
3. Discovery: the exploration of new territories
4. Encounter: contact with Aboriginal peoples
5. Settlement: the seigneurial system
6. Foundation: the establishment of towns and forts
7. Daily Life: everyday life in the colony
8. Administration: the institutions
9. Trade: the economy
10. Worship: the role of the Church
11. Warfare: armed conflict
12. Survival: the changeover of European control, the deportation of the Acadians, and the English conquest

Click to Access
WebPost SecondaryPrimary (Age 9-13)Secondary (Age 14-18)Website