Our 2022 Annual Conference
August 11-14, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Every year the Napoleonic Historical Society sponsors a weekend-long Napoleonic Conference, where our members can meet each other and participate in a series of lectures, seminars and social events honoring the Emperor and his achievements. Although the presentations at this event often reflect the latest historical research on the period, the conference is more than just an academic gathering: the location changes each year, and the meeting site is always chosen for its historical and entertainment opportunities. Good fellowship abounds, and the meals reflect the attention to cuisine that is such a significant part of French culture. This year the conference will be at the Chateau Frontenac in the historical old quarter of Québec City, Canada.

Hotel Information

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, 1 rue des Carrières, Québec City, Québec, Canada G1R 4P5 https://www.fairmont.com/frontenac-quebec reservations: 1-866-540-4460 We have a discount code NHS2022 to be used for individuals to make their own hotel reservations. We have guaranteed a small block of 25-30 rooms, so the sooner you make your reservation, the better your chance of getting our special rate! You will receive an automated confirmation letter for your reservation.

This heritage urban resort will seduce you with its breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the architecture of the Old fortified City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In any one of its 610 guestrooms and suites, you will feel an elegant touch of historic Europe. Your experience at this landmark luxury hotel will guarantee you a memorable and inspiring stay in one of the most beautiful, and walkable, cities in the world. The rooms and suites have a contemporary decor while keeping a historical cachet. The unparalleled comfort of the rooms transforms all types of trips into unforgettable memories. Our Preferential Code NHS2022 is good for any dates from Aug 9-17 for the following room rates:

Deadline for securing the Special Room Rate is Tuesday July 8, 2022.

CONFERENCE PACKAGE consists of the Friday evening dinner with speaker, Saturday conference talks & Saturday night Formal Banquet with speaker.

Conference Registration for One   $299 USD
Conference Registration for a Couple   $595 USD

Schedule of Events

Thursday August 11th 7:00 pm: Optional Dinner at CHEZ BOULET BOREAL BISTRO
• 1110 rue Saint-Jean, in the Old quarter of Quebec City
• Maximum 30 people… You must register for the Dinner
• 4 course dinner (Shrimp appetizer, soup or salad, choice of 3 main courses (Arctic Char, Braised Beef, or Vegetarian), dessert, coffee, or tea)
• each person or couple will pay for their own dinner & beverages
• Register at https://victoreiser2013.survey.fm/quebec-city-conference-registration https://victoreiser2013.survey.fm/quebec-city-conference-registration

Friday Aug 12th 1:00 pm: Board Meeting at Chateau Frontenac, Gouverneurs room
Required for the Board of Directors to attend, optional for members.

6:00 pm: Buffet Dinner at Chateau Frontenac – Le Cellier room
• The “Cellier du Château”, an exclusive reception room with a sublime decor, reminiscent of the most beautiful wine cellars in the world! With a storefront in the former SAQ Terroirs d’ici, it is the perfect place to hold banquets and cocktail parties.
• Cash bar & Buffet of 2 Salads, Antipasti, Beef Stroganoff, Coq au vin, Salmon, Vegetables, noodles, French pastries, Fruit salad, coffee & tea.

• Dinner speaker Alexander Mikaberidze on “Kutuzov’s 1812 Leadership”

Saturday Aug 13th 8:30-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:00 pm: Conference Presentations at Chateau Frontenac – Place D’Armes Room

Lunch on your own, there are many restaurants in the hotel or within easy walking distance.

Speakers & topics will include; Dr Jeanne Ruderman (“Entre Deux Femmes” Napoleon’s affair with Christine de Mathis), Peter Twist (French Cavalry at Waterloo), David Markham & Sebastien Larivée (Napoleonic Erotica) and others

5:00-6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception Chateau Frontenac – Haldimand Veranda.
Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres

6:00-10:00 pm: Formal Banquet Chateau Frontenac – Haldimand room
• Cold appetizer of Wild Boar with apricots
• Hot appetizer of Duck confit Parmentier
• Choice of cold Gazpacho soup or Roquette salad
• Choice of Seafood Ravioli, Poultry Supreme, or Veal Filet with cheese
• Iced Soufflé desert
• Champagne, wine, plus a cash bar
• Coffee, tea

• Dinner speaker, Marc Schneider as Napoleon
• Medal of Honor Presentation to Todd Fisher
• Make your menu choices at: https://victoreiser2013.survey.fm/quebec-city-conference-registration

Sunday Aug 14th 10:30-11:30: optional Traditional “Quebecois Sugar Cabin Brunch” Resto La Buche
• 49 rue St-Louis, old City Quebec
• Brunch will be A LA CARTE
• Each person or couple will pay for their own food & beverage
• Register at: https://victoreiser2013.survey.fm/quebec-city-conference-registration

Sunday Aug 14th 12:30-4:30pm: optional Guided walking Tour of Quebec City
• Each person or couple will pay for their own
• Citadelle de Quebec
• Lower town
• Funicular
• Upper town
• Plains of Abraham museum and Battlefield

Sunday Aug 14th 7:00 pm: Optional dinner at Le Continental
• 26 rue St-Louis, Old Québec
• Le Continental’s experienced staff provide service tableside. From a scrumptious Caesar salad to a Chateaubriand or even an orange duckling carved before you. Flambéed shrimps, sirloin steak to fillet mignon of beef are just a few of the choices the elaborated menu offers. Right through dessert time, be tempted by extraordinary crêpes Suzette or delicious Pernod pears.
• Maximum 30 people…You must register for the Dinner
• dinner A LA CARTE so person or couple pays their own dinner & beverages
• Register at: https://victoreiser2013.survey.fm/quebec-city-conference-registration

Optional 90 minute Animated Crime Walking Tour in Old Quebec is offered every night from 8:00-9:30pm
Discover the darkest years of New France. Follow ghostly guides — the executioner Jean Rattier and his wife Marie Rivière — learn about terrible crimes, arrests and executions that happened in Quebec City centuries ago. Walk the streets after dark to discover the secrets of this historic and haunted neighborhood.
https://www.viator.com/tours/Quebec-City/Animated-Crime-Walking-Tour-in-Old-Quebec/d626-22207P1
• The meeting point is in front of the Morrin Centre (44, Chaussée des Écossais) at 8pm.