A very first History Fair in Montreal
Among the activities planned during the festival are a visit to the Maison Hurtubise in Westmount and a tea tasting like in the 19th century at the Maison Sir-George- Etienne-Cartier.
The Montreal History Festival, now in its third edition, invites the public to its very first History Fair, which will be held free of charge at the Grande Place of the Complexe Desjardins from May 12 to 14 .
If you are fascinated by the city's heritage and history, this new convivial event bringing together some thirty kiosks will be a golden opportunity to discuss with the experts who preserve, write and promote the great (and small) history of metropolis as well as its districts.
Historians, authors of historical works and enthusiasts working for the Fédération Histoire Québec and the Société historique de Montréal will be happy to discuss with the public and answer questions.
The Salon de l'histoire will also showcase Quebec's intangible heritage! On the Main Stage of the Complexe Desjardins, place to music with a series of shows that will take spectators on a sound journey through time.
What did they sing and what tunes did they dance to in the ancestral days of the Filles du Roy? What instruments were played in military troops in the 17th and 18th centuries? What did the beginnings of jazz sound like? How did oriental dances enter Montreal? So many questions that music lovers and history buffs will find answers to.
The Maison Saint-Gabriel museum and historic site, in the Pointe-Saint-Charles district. Photo courtesy of Montreal History Festival
Montreal History Festival
The Festival d'histoire de Montréal brings together more than fifty extraordinary activities in French and in English (most of them free), which educate the public in the four corners of the city.
Diversified, the program includes a dozen guided tours, including a special “Little Ukraine”, the visit of the Maison Hurtubise in Westmount, a tea tasting as in the 19th century at the Maison Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier du Vieux -Montreal and a sash workshop in Lachine. Conferences are obviously on the program.
The festival is the collective work of 14 history museums, their partners and around thirty collaborators, including the History and Heritage Laboratory of Montreal from the University of Quebec in Montreal.
The 14 participating history museums
Château Dufresne, museum and historic heritage site: 2929, avenue Jeanne-d'Arc
Château Ramezay – Museum and historic site of Montreal: 280, rue Notre-Dame Est
Écomusée du fier monde: 2050, rue Amherst
Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier National Historic Site: 458 Notre-Dame Street West
Lachine Fur Trade National Historic Site: 1255 , boulevard Saint-Joseph
Maison Nivard-De Saint-Dizier, museum and archaeological site : 7244, boulevard LaSalle
Maison Saint-Gabriel, museum and historic site: 2146 Place Dublin
Montreal Holocaust Museum: 5551 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road
Lachine Museum: 110 LaSalle Road< br>Museum of the Hospitallers of the Hôtel-Dieu of Montreal: 201, avenue des Pins
MEM – Center for Montreal Memories: 335, place d'Youville
McCord Museum – Stewart: 690 Sherbrooke Street West
Pointe-à-Callière – Montréal Archeology and History Complex: 335 Place d'Youville
Marguerite-Bourgeoys Historic Site: 400, rue Saint-Paul Est