Special activities: 35 years A reason to celebrate


35 years  A reason to celebrate! Photo: Andrei I. Gere

Photo: Andrei I. Gere

To mark its 35th anniversary, the Centre d'histoire de Montral is offering a special program of activities until the end of 2019.


35 years A reason to celebrate!


Police raid the museum!*

September 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For one day, the staff of Montreal's Police Museum is taking over the Centre d'histoire. Visitors can appreciate:

- Vintage police cruisers parked in front of the museum
- The objects that make up police officers' kits in the past and today
- Flik, the SPVM mascot
- at 2 p.m. (reservation needed), a lecture presentation by a police historian, Commander Sylvain Bissonnette: "Back to the beginnings of the SPVM."

Cycling in Montreal is a laugh!*

September 14 and 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Hands-on craft activity
Members of the whole family are invited to decorate waterproof bicycle seats (provided on site) shaped like their favourite rodent. Facilitated by mediator Jeanne Lauzier.

The history of Sin City*
Big and little scandals in the Red Light district

In French only
September 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Guided tour
Visit the Red Light district of Montreal at dusk and discover its history in the company of actor Carol Jones and historian Karen Herland.
Fee: $15

Montreal, a city in art!

In French only
September 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Guided tour
A walking tour by L'Autre Montral, the urban animation collective, will celebrate both the 30th anniversary of the Public Art Bureau of the City of Montreal and the 35th anniversary of the Centre d'histoire de Montral.

Departure from the Centre d'histoire de Montral.
Free

The British are coming!*
Historical note on the sanitary napkin

In French only
October 3 at 2 p.m.

Lecture presentation by Gabrielle Anctil
From the first Kotex to the many sanitary pad brands on the shelves of every pharmacy, discovery the little-known history of an invention that continues to change lives.

Avance to the rear!*
100 years of Montreal buses

In French only
October 10 at 2 p.m.

Lecture presentation by archivist Benot Clairoux
Academic and anecdotal histories of the buses that have served Montreal for the last 100 years.

Going down the jeans road*

October 12 and 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Hands-on craft activity
Build your own road with recycled jeans in the company of mediator Jeanne Lauzier.

Quebec Spring
Rendezvous with history*

In French only
October 17 at 2 p.m.

Lecture presentation by Camille Robert
The Printemps rable student protest of 2012: Which historical narrative does it fit into? Which symbols were used to identify the movement? How did it make history?

Montreal in accordion folds*

November 9 and 10 at 2 p.m.

Hands-on craft activity
Design an accordion book featuring various architectural styles in Montreal. Facilitated by mediator Jeanne Lauzier.

A Night at the Museum

November 16 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

To celebrate the 35th year of its existence, the Centre d'histoire de Montral has organized a Night at the Museum full of surprises:

  • TheRoyal Pickles jazz-swing orchestra
  • A burlesque show with artist Scarlett James
  • Cabaret dancers
  • Creative cocktails
  • Dress code and a vintage photo booth

Free for the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Centre d'histoire (except for the cash bar).

Made in Montreal?*

In French only
Thursday, November 21 at 2 p.m.

Lecture presentation by Jean-Franois Leclerc
The many objects in the collection of the Centre d'histoire de Montral re-awaken memories and emotions. But more than that, they tell of fashions and taste, and the economic strengths and struggles that shape our societies.

Of Waves and Men:
The first radio broadcasts in Canada, in Montreal in 1919*

In French only
Thursday, November 5 at 2 p.m.

Lecture presentation by Denis Couillard
Montreal is where radio broadcasting began in Canada. In 1919, experimental programs were aired in Montreal under the XWA call sign. A year later, XWA became one of the first radio stations in the world with a regular broadcasting schedule.

Magic skating rink*

December 7 and 8 at 2 p.m.

Hands-on craft activity
Make a mini-skating rink with a little skater gliding over the ice by the magical means of magnets. Facilitated by mediator Jeanne Lauzier.

100 years of history with Tourisme Montral:
Follow the guide*

In French only

Tuesday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Lecture presentation by milie Girard and Pierre Bellerose
Tourisme Montral was founded way back in October 1919. Learn about the history of tourism in Montreal from the point of view of the institution that has contributed so much to the city's vitality and to promoting its appealing image in Canada and abroad.

A component of the celebration of the centenary of Tourisme Montral

* Included in the museum admission fee; reservations needed.
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