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Face to Face: Where is the French River Rapids?

Members only.  Registration is required as space is limited.

Following the death of Canadian artist, Paul Kane (1810–1871), the location represented in his painting French River Rapids was misidentified. During a research project to locate Paul Kane’s sketch sites, the real location was found to become part of Canada’s fur-trade and canoe-route heritage.

Join Kenneth Lister for a discussion of his journey that resulted in the excavation of Kane’s French River Rapids site in a research project that represents the marriage between art history and archaeology.

Research Project: Paul Kane: Truth & Mysteries



Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples, Level 1

Please meet in Chen Court on main level at 10:50 am for a brief introduction and to pick up your headsets.


Bloor Street (main entrance)

Main Entrance ►


Kenneth Lister, Assistant Curator (Arctic, Subarctic & Native Watercraft), World Art & Culture



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