This historic site brings to life the story of Jean Pierre Roma, the French merchant who in 1732 established an international trading post at Trois Rivières. Today Roma’s time is given life through lively interactive programs such as the Pioneer Festival and Heritage Lunches.
The history buff who wants to explore independently can follow the 9 km of forested trails along the Brudenell and Montague Rivers complete with interpretive signs along the 1 km-long Heritage Trail portion. As well artifacts from the time of Roma (1732 to 1745) unearthed in 1970 are on display in the Heritage building adjacent to the Pavilion where many of the Roma events are held.
Dates of Operation:
June – September
Tours, group rates and facility rental. We would be happy to work with you to customize a visit to the site according to the interests of your group and the time frame you have in mind.
Roma’s Heritage Food
Savour a heritage lunch or afternoon tea prepared on site with fresh bread baked in Roma’s outdoor oven. Both are served by costumed interpreters with traditional French music playing in the background. The Pavilion is fully accessible and licensed.
Sample of Experience & Activities:
Bread-making – Join our baker as she demonstrates the method of bread-making using Roma’s outdoor clay oven. Same the finished bread, served with molasses – YUM!
Daily Life in the 1730’s – Explore the world of clothes, personal hygiene, etiquette, social graces and daily chores in the life of a 1730’s family.
The 1730’s Cod Industry – Our fisherman will tell you all about the marvelous cod; how it was fished and eaten and its great importance for the economy.
Authentic Activities – Dress up in period costumes, try games & toys of Roma’s times, write with a quill pen, or help make a fish net, to name a few.