The Chambers Gang Trial

The Chambers Gang Trial

The National Battlefields Commission is proud to invite citizens to take part in…

The Chambers Gang TrialThe rascals’ lucky streak is finally over

The public will be a stakeholder in this unusual tale on the exact location of their incarceration. Participants will discover a colourful trial, visit the prison cells and perhaps stumble upon the executioner!

Charles Chambers and his accomplices were active during the 1830’s, a dark period for Québec City. The fast-growing city went from 30,000 people to nearly 40,000 in only a decade. During this period, crime, violence and alcohol were omnipresent. The gang, which often hid on the Plains of Abraham, was also called the “crooks from Cap-Rouge” and was blamed for a series of unsolved crimes, including larceny, profanations, sacrilegious thefts, armed robberies and murders.

This activity is part of the Québec City Celtic Festival.

The citizens of Québec City can now sleep peacefully: the Chambers gang that wreaked havoc from 1831 to 1835 will finally be brought to trial at the Morrin Centre on September 17 and 18.

The Chambers Gang Trial, learn about the fate of these crooks and visit the site of their incarceration. The public will be greeted at the Chapelle de la congrégation, the site of a crime, to later access the Morrin Centre where witnesses, suspects and victims will appear to the court.

The Chambers Gang Trial

Dates: September 17 and 18, 2010, at 7:30 pm.

Location: at the Chapelle de la congrégation (20, Dauphine street) and at the Morrin Centre (44, chaussée des Écossais)

Duration: around 1 h 45 min

Cost: $20 / person, not recommended for children under 12 years old

Presentation: in French only

Reservation required, places limited: 418 649-6157

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