19th Century Rural Quebec - McCord Stewart Museum


Wednesday, February 8, at 6 p.m

Alexander Henderson, Cod-fishing Station, Thunder River, Quebec, about 1870, MP-0000.1828.36.100, McCord Museum

19th Century Rural Quebec

Free activity | Space is limited, reservation required.

As part of Alexander Henderson – Art and Nature, the Museum invites you to a lecture on the development of rural Quebec in the 19th century, given by Dany Fougères, urban studies historian.

Rural Quebec gradually took off in this period, with the exploration, mining and conservation of natural resources, and new populations settling in remote regions alongside the Indigenous communities that were already there. This rise also marks the unprecedented age of human domination over nature that came with the 19th century’s industrial revolutions, as reflected in a new awareness of the land, the dissemination of new knowledge, and the implementation of modern practices.

The lecture will take place in French and will be followed by a conversation in French and in English with the audience.

Dany Fougères

Dany Fougères is a historian and professor in the History department of the Université du Québec à Montréal. He holds degrees in both History and Urban Studies. He is interested in the history of Montreal and more broadly of western cities in the 19th and 20th centuries. His work focuses on the history of infrastructure, land-use planning, and cities’ environmental transformation. Dany Fougères is the editor of Histoire de Montréal et de sa région (2012) and co-editor of Montreal: The History of a North American City (2018) with Roderick MacLoed.


Free activity, in French, presented on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 6 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the Museum
Space is limited, reservation required.

We strongly recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event.
The Museum has the discretion to refuse admission to latecomers and to reassign unclaimed seats.

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