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Clinton Students Tour Montreal

Friday, April 07, 2017

On March 11-12, one of the most frigid weekends of the year, two intrepid students, Anis Hetman and Devon Schneider, accompanied Professor David Graham on a two day trip to Montreal.

The trip is a major component of Clinton’s HUM 285 International Experience course whose goals are to acquire basic knowledge of Quebec’s history and culture and visit sites that are historically and culturally significant. The students met with Quebec political scientist and media commentator Donald Cuccioletta for an in-person update on the latest news from Quebec and Quebec US relations.

Braving the intense cold, the students visited the Pointe à Callière Archelogy Museum, where they investigated the founding of the city of Montreal and the Centre d’histoire de Montreal where they viewed an exhibition depicting Montreal in the “Roaring 20’s”.

On Sunday, after a trip for cappuccino in Montreal’s Little Italy, the group was given a guided tour of the Au Pied-du-Courant Prison where nineteen political reformers charged with treason were hanged during the Patriote Rebellions of 1837-1838.