Thursday, August 3, 2017

European Contact With The New World

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.


  1. I'm glad that photography is permitted. These shots are very interesting.

  2. Another very interesting post, William, thank you !

  3. Ah, wooden tubs will almost certainly be the next fad. :-)

  4. That is nice to see all the old items left from the past.

  5. ...what an experience that must have been!

  6. i enjoy the clock and the wooden soldier ... neat-O!! ( ;

  7. @Sussi: indeed.

    @Linda: me too.

    @Kay: thanks!

    @Karl: you're welcome.

    @Revrunner: you think? :)

    @Marianne: it is indeed.

    @Tom: it was.

    @Beth: me too.

  8. Hello, lovely exhibit and gallery. I love the model of the ship! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  9. Interesting place, seeing the tools they used is a glimpse into their daily lives.
    The crib looks huge. I'm guessing in those days children used them until they out grew them, and there might have been more than one child in there.

  10. There's always fascinating stuff about our past in the museum. They've done their research and show things well.

  11. I'm glad the English language had won, my French isn't very good.
    That last shot is my favourite today.

  12. Interesting exhibition. I like the ship and clock!

  13. I find it absolutely fascinating to look at these things and realise just how long they've been around.. the stories they could tell if only....

  14. A lot of beautiful objects there.

  15. Beautifully preserved and displayed artefacts!

  16. @Eileen: thank you.

    @Maywyn: I would think so.

    @RedPat: it is.

    @Red: they certainly have.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Nancy: so do I.

    @Grace: it's quite a collection.

    @Halcyon: indeed.

    @Christine: they are!

  17. A lot of lovely objects to see.
    That clock which dates back to the 1700's is my favourite.

    All the best Jan

  18. These are my favorite types of museum exhibits.

  19. I could happily wander in there for hours.

  20. Good photos of the artefacts, especially the model of the ship!

  21. Interesting artifacts! I had forgotten about the French being up there, but of course... they are still very much there. I remember all the bilingual signs when we visited Canada years ago.

  22. Wonderful exhibit William. One thing I remember being amazed out was how relatively small those old ships were to cross such a vast ocean. They were very grave people.

  23. I love exhibits like this. Like a stroll through history. I can't even imagine a trans-Atlantic voyage on that little ship. Although, I'm sure it was high-tech, back in the day...
    Very nice photos William!

  24. It is amazing how they did not understand how rough we were on this continent!

  25. @Jan: it's quite a clock!

    @Mari: I've enjoyed doing so.

    @Kate: thank you!

    @Linda: yes, the French presence remains.

    @Denise: they aren't as big as you imagine!

    @Pat: it would have been.

    @Norma: I loved it.

    @Klara: me too.

    @Jennifer: true.