Following the area that deals extensively with First Nations people in Canada, the permanent gallery moves into the arrival of European people in the continent and the interaction with indigenous peoples- both positive and negative- that resulted from it. This is a model of the San Juan de Pasajes, a Basque ship that sank in Red Bay in the 1500s.
This pine chest and chair date back to the New France era in the late 1600s into the 1700s.
I liked the look of this clock, dating to the 1700s, which once belonged to the Baron de Longueuil, a nobleman with holdings in Canada.
With the rise of British rule in Canada after the French and Indian War, English terminology and styles replaced that of New France. This is reflected in many of the items in this area, where the second gallery section of Canada History Hall begins.