Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Birthplace of Confederation
Le Berceau de la Confédération
Even though it was the capital of Canada's smallest province, it took almost 100 years before Charlottetown became of strong historical importance. On August 31, 1864 the delegates began arriving for what is now referred to as the Fathers of Confederation meeting. That meeting lasted eight days and established the groundwork for the confederation of this country. The title, Birthplace of Confederation, reflects the significance of those meetings.
Même si elle était la capitale de la plus petite province canadienne, il aura fallu près de 100 ans à Charlottetown pour prendre une importance historique. Le 31 août 1864, les délégués commencèrent à affluer pour assister à ce qu'on appelle depuis la rencontre des Pères de la Confédération. Cette réunion dura huit jours et permit d'établir les bases de la confédération au pays. Le surnom de Berceau de la Confédération témoigne de l'importance de ces rencontres.
Erected by Historic Charlottetown.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is August 31, 1864.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottetown PE C1A 1M1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Historic Port of Charlottetown (here, next to this marker); The Site of Charlottetown (here, next to this marker); The City of Charlottetown (here, next to this marker); The Lay of the Town (here, next to this marker); Predominantly a Wooden Town (here, next to this marker); Making History in 1864 (here, next to this marker); Provincial Governance (here, next to this marker); A Centre for the Arts (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Historic Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Also see . . .
1. Confederation. Confederation refers to the process of federal union in which the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada joined together to form the Dominion of Canada. Beginning in 1864, colonial (Submitted on May 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Fathers of Confederation (Wikipedia). The Fathers of Confederation are the 36 people who attended at least one of the Charlottetown (23 attendees) and Quebec (33) Conferences in 1864 and the London Conference of 1866 (16) in England, preceding Canadian Confederation. (this link features a detailed list of the participants and their attendance at each stage) (Submitted on May 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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