Who Haunts the Morrin Centre?

Who Haunts the Morrin Centre?
Morrin_cell

Old prison cell in the Morrin Centre

Quebec City, March 4, 2014 – For those who prefer their history gruesome and bloody, the Morrin Centre will be hosting a unique presentation as part of its bilingual Connecting Through Culture series. Steven Cameron, Irish history enthusiast, will tell us chilling and fascinating tales of some of the inmates incarcerated at Quebec’s first common goal active from 1812 to 1868. In the very building which still houses some of the jail cells from this prison, you’ll learn about a public hanging, a banishment to Van Diemen’s Land, an anglo Patriote, a knife fight, a train derailment, marauding armed Orangemen, Ribbonmen hiding in the hills, a rape, and much more.

About the speaker

Steven Cameron, former vice-president of the Literary and Historical Society of Canada, is co-founder of the Irish heritage group Coirneal Cealteach based in Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière. He leverages stories from the past to help fundraise for local non-profits. He is currently working on his first book.

Don’t miss this talk in English, followed by a bilingual Q&A, to be held at the Morrin Centre on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 418-694-9147 or visit www.morrin.org.

About the Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre is an English-language cultural centre that promotes the heritage of the English-speaking community of Quebec City, fosters cultural exchange and offers a wide range of activities including library services, guided tours, readings by prominent authors, writing workshops, a writers’ festival and much more. This 200 year-old building, listed as a National Historic Site, is managed by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

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Elisabeth Perrault, Morrin Centre Communications Director

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