Toronto Chapter - The French Mission of Kenté: Examining its Place 350 Years Later

  • April 18, 2018
  • 7:30 PM
  • 19 Russell Street, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, St. George Campus, 2nd Floor Boardroom, Rm. 246


Robert von Bitter, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Chris Menary, Toronto Region Conservation Authority

Topic: The French Mission of Kenté: Examining its Place 350 Years Later

The French mission of Kenté, founded in 1668 in what is now Prince Edward County, is the second oldest European settlement in Ontario after Sainte Marie I/II. This presentation will introduce the Kenté
mission, provide its historical context and examine its significance. The location of the mission has long been forgotten, yet attempts have been made to locate it since the 1870s. During this presentation we will outline how we looked at old evidence in new ways to discover that the common view of where the mission was located is incorrect.

We encourage all interested persons to attend Toronto Chapter meetings free of charge and invite you to become a member of the OAS and the Chapter. Bring a friend!

There will be a speaker, light refreshments, and time to socialize with other members.

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