HISTORICAL MODELS

At this level, my intervention amounts to the conception and to the realization of models from plans of archaeological excavations and their interpretation. These models can illustrate the everyday life of the populations through the prehistory or still, the events and the historic places in the desired scale.

 

Saint-Lawrence Iroquoian village around 1450.

Here is a letter written by Herman Vachon from the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec.

 

Hello Mr. Cadieux,

 

Let me congratulate you for the beautiful miniature you have made for our exhibit: Our story – First Nations and Inuit of the 21st century. At the opening of the exhibit, it was the first time I saw your artwork. The pictures you sent me had amazed me and when I finally got to see it, I found its beauty and richness. Thank you for having collaborated with the exhibit and I look forward to meet you.

 

Herman Vachon
Adjoint à la réalisation, Service des expositions
MUSÉE DE LA CIVILISATION
 

 

Pointe aux Anglais fortifications in 1813.

Pictures of models on the fortifications at Pointe aux Anglais in 1813.

 

Salaberry -de- Valleyfield is a stakeholder in major military strategies to counter the American invasion. In the aftermath of the declaration of war between the United States and Canada (British) , various attacks are implemented.

 

It is in 1813 that the war implements our borders. Montreal is threatened from the Richelieu , Châteauguay and Lake Saint -François. Salaberry -de- Valleyfield must strengthen.

 

Our exhibition project wants to present the events of 1813 in Pointe aux Anglais. Archival documents, models, reconstructions will explore the geographical position of the city , in conjunction with U.S. threats , facilities fortification , military strategies put forward by Scott and Lotbinière to counter the attacks . This exhibition will also allow citizens to carry traces still outstanding on the territory of that episode.

 

November 1813 is an intense moment in the region. In addition, fear is designed to Pointe -aux- Anglais, formerly called ” Long Point ” and a route is established between Pointe -aux- Anglais and Coteau -du -Lac in order to establish a communication passage . This road is called Great Island .

 

In anticipation of an unexpected attack , Colonel de Lotbinière allows the construction of small roads that lead to Beauharnois. Directing the work , Colonel Scott, whose work includes the fort of Coteau -du -Lac, is aware of an impending American attack. Finally, neither the height of Coteau -du -Lac or the Blockhouse Point – to -English are attacked.
 


 

Algonkians camp in 1650, Jesuits mission, Sillery.

 

 

Archaeological field, Plateau des Portageurs, Pointe du Buisson, Beauharnois.

 

 

Prehistoric firepit mode , Eastman River, James Bay.

 

 

Model of Hochelaga in 1535, for the exibition of the St-Lawrence Iroquoians, Pointe à Callière, Montréal.

 

 

Models of an Iroquoian longhouse, different eras, CSIA Droulers, permanent exhibit.

 

 

Jesuits mission in 1650, Sillery.

 

 

Patriotes in Beauharnois, november 1838.

 

 

St-Lawrence Iroquoian village, Mandeville archaeological site, Sorel-Tracy.

 

 

Irish Riot , St-Timothée, June 12 1843.

 

 

Military french and indians war period camp at Pointe du Buisson 1755.