Women’s rights, from New France to the 21st century

Wednesday March 8

  • DAY : Wednesday March 8
  • HEURE : 7:30 p.m.
  • DURÉE : 75 minutes
  • LANGUE : français
  • TARIF : $5

Conference given in French by Danielle Pinsonneault

Danielle Pinsonneault invites you to explore with her the evolution of women's rights in Quebec over the past four centuries. This history buff shares with you the impact of the French civil and criminal codes on the status of women in New France. Through the presentation of historical cases of King's Wards, discover the differences between the rights of married, single and widowed women. You will learn about the changes made to these rights, for better or worse, during the early British Regime, the Patriotes movement and the 20th century.

Before the activity, take a moment to look for your ancestors while admiring an installation of flags honoring the marriageable girls of Ville-Marie. The conference is 1 hour long, followed by a question period.

Schedule of the evening:

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Doors open, flag display, bar service ($)
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Conference
8:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. - Question Period


Event organized in partnership with the History Society of the Filles du Roy.

Cover : painting by Sophie Moisin

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Select the date of your visit to find out who will be present:

Danielle Pinsonneault

Guest Speaker