"Baptism record that appears to solve mystery of Samuel de Champlain's birth arrives in Canada."
Happy Victoria Day, Everyone!
I find myself with some down time today and an important discovery to share with those of you who enjoy learning more about Canada's history.
The title of today's post is taken from an article in the Ottawa Citizen on Saturday, May 18 about an amazing find by of the baptismal certificate of Samuel de Champlain, explorer and founder of Quebec City. It confirms that he was Protestant by birth, Huguenot to be specific, and you can see the document and others about Champlain at the Museum of Civilization starting May 29.