Nova Scotia Archives

The Port Royal Habitation

Four Hundred Years of European Settlement in North America

"Order of Good Cheer"


Champlain organized the Ordre de Bon Temps, the first social club in North America. Marc Lescarbot’s Le Théâtre de Neptune en la Nouvelle-France, the first theatre event in Canadian history, was performed in 1606.

Date: ca. 1959

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service NSARM NSIS no. 13005