Nova Scotia Archives

The Port Royal Habitation

Four Hundred Years of European Settlement in North America


"Order of Good Cheer"

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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