The Treaty of Paris is in town

The Treaty of Paris is in town

Quebec City (Quebec) 23 September, 2014 – The Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Years’ War between France Britain and Spain. It marked the end of that phase of European conflict in North America, and created the basis for the modern country of Canada. The actual treaty, that was signed on February 10, 1763, is on display at the Musée de la Civilisation starting today, September 23 until October 2nd.

It is a very fragile and historic piece of paper that legally handed over, what was known at the time as New France, to the British authorities making Canada and most of Northern United States a British colony.

The delicate and fading document is protected by a plastic envelope and is being kept under a humidity controlled environment during its stay at the Musée in order to maintain its original condition as much as possible.

The Treaty doesn’t get displayed to the public very often and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to examine the approx. 8”x 10” manuscript that changed North America into what it is today.

It is especially important to Quebec as it changed the local history from being under French rule to English rule and basically moulded Canada into what it is today followed by the signing of the Quebec Conference in 1864 and then the Canadian Confederation 1867.

The Musée is open from 10am to 6 pm daily and these days is at a special entry price of $5.00 due to the recent fire which damaged the upper story of the structure.

The Treaty is accompanied with several maps and documents which depict the geography and correspondence that was pertinent at the time.

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