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La Compagnie de La Vérendrye

La Compagnie de La Vérendrye and the Manitoba Museum unveiled a new display case today that presents  "the travels of La Vérendrye west of the Great Lakes to discover a path to the mysterious Western Sea in the early 1700s." The display case is the result of the collaborative efforts of La Compagnie de La Vérendrye and the Manitoba Museum. The press release also informs us that funding from the Quebec Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes enabled La Compagnie de La Vérendrye to do research in Quebec and locate artifacts belonging to La Vérendrye. Therefore "the results of this research will be made public in 2013 during a larger exhibit in the Museum's Discovery Room to celebrate the 275th anniversary of the construction of Fort Rouge by La Vérendrye at The Forks in 1738." 

La Compagnie de La Vérendrye was founded in 1993 and is based in Saint-Boniface. La Compagnie de La Vérendrye is a living history group illustrating the lives of those first Canadians who explored and travelled what is now Manitoba, seeking a path to the Western Sea in the early 18th century. Specifically, La Compagnie de La Vérendrye represents the soldiers of the Compagnies franches de la Marine, or independent companies of the French Navy that protected the borders of New France from 1683 to 1760. 


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