The full story of the city at the Centre d’histoire de Montréal!
 

The full story of the city at the Centre d’histoire de Montréal!

Attractions to discover July 8, 2019
The full story of the city at the Centre d’histoire de Montréal!
The full story of the city at the Centre d’histoire de Montréal!
The Centre d’histoire de Montréal, which has been in Old Montréal for almost 35 years, holds a central role in the city’s cultural landscape. In 2021 it will begin a metamorphosis that will include a move to the Quartier des spectacles entertainment district. Its mission, however, will remain the same: to help visitors discover, understand and appreciate today’s city and its diverse heritage. The Centre presents permanent and temporary exhibitions and stimulating activities that show how the history of the people who have lived in Montréal, and those who still live there, has shaped the urban environment.

A permanent exhibition for lasting knowledge…

Titled Traces. Places. Memories, this permanent exhibition with six sections presents Montréal’s past, from the First Peoples to modern society. Enhance your visit thanks to online extras you can access on your smart phone. A reflexive exhibition that will delight history buffs.

Discover the past of the city of Montréal
Discover the past of the city of Montréal

Explosion 67 – Youth and Their World

This temporary exhibition highlights the modernism and effervescence of the metropolis during the late 1960s and the legendary Expo 67 event. Learn about this monumental event through the impressions and first-time experiences of teens and young adults. Humorous accounts and visual and sound archives paint a portrait of this watershed period, which has also been recaptured in immersive sets and a lively digital, graphic, and audio-visual environment. This visit is sure to be full of anticipation, the unexpected and the unknown, emotions, and revelations!

A summer of possibilities!

There will be no time off this summer at the Centre d’histoire de Montréal! Various tours are offered to suit many types of travellers and groups.  Every visit comes with a new itinerary! You could also witness the creation of a model of Old Montréal as it looked in 1745 – an original way to learn about the past and about the art of model building.


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