The Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage is pleased to present “Treasures from the Richelieu River”, an exhibit which showcases military, commercial and domestic artifacts found in the Richelieu River by two expert divers, Sean Gilmore and Derek Grout.
The Richelieu River, a historically important waterway linking Quebec to New York, and a route over which various armies and fleets passed during the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812, has relinquished over the past 30 years many of its historical artifacts and treasures to the two divers. Come discover what the river has revealed: Amerindian arrowheads, military badges and buttons, musket balls and bayonets, coins from various eras and countries, personal items such as shoe buckles, clay pipes and gin bottles, among other artifacts dating from the 1750s to the mid-1800s.
The exhibit opens Friday, Fe. 8th at 7 p.m. and continues until May 5th. All are invited to attend the opening where the public will have the opportunity to meet the two divers.