Commemorating the 1763 Treaty of Paris, Consulate joins in 250th anniversary of the end of the 7 Years War

Sandy Balcom, Parks Canada; Donald Carleton, 1763 Peace of Paris Commemoration

On June 6-8, 2013, the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University and the 1763 Peace of Paris Commemoration organization presented "1763 and the Americas: Ramifications, Repercussions, Perspectives- A Public Symposium Marking the Opening of the Old State House Museum Exhibit, 1763: A Revolutionary Peace."  

The conference was organized to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris, which brought an end to the Seven Years War. Sandy Balcom, the recently retired Cultural Management Co-ordinator at Parks Canada’s Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, participated in a panel entitled, "New England in the Age of Global War, 1739-1763" and discussed the war from a Canadian perspective and the impact the war and the treaty had on the formation of Canada. 

The Consulate General of Canada in Boston was a partner for the commemorative events, which included three days of panel discussions, keynote lectures and the opening of the exhibit, featuring Britain's original signed copy of the 1763 Treaty of Paris.