Historical Day on the Plains of Abraham: city under siege

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

During their spare time, villagers in New France played music for the pleasure of neighbours, families and friends.

On the beautiful afternoon of Sept. 8, large numbers of people learned about Quebec City’s rich history. The National Battlefields Commission has a strong tradition in organizing a free Historical Day. Each year in September, it presents important moments that have shaped Quebec City, Canada and North America. This year, the theme was Québec, Besieged City.