As part of its summer activity programme, the MacDonell-Williamson House in Pointe-Fortune will be hosting two discussions focused on the history of high-society customs.

Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday July 22, Elena Boyer-Pretty will present a collection of anecdotes, quotations and engravings detailing the social history of tea during the Regency period — imagine a re-enactment of a Jane Austen novel. Then, at 2:30, Sébastien Larivée will present “Famous duels in Lower & Upper Canada – the weapons and their techniques,” a seminar on the history, protocol and etiquette of famous and unusual duels that took place in the area.

For more information on the MacDonell-Williamson House’s summer programming, visit