Virtual exhibitions


Some of our exhibitions are designed for the Internet, while others go online after being shown at the museum. These fascinating virtual exhibitions can be accessed from everywhere, giving everyone the chance to enjoy them.


Scandal! Vice, crime and morality in Montréal, 1940-1960

From the 1940s to the 1960s, Montreal bustled to the rhythm of its nightclubs and basked in the neon glow of its cabarets. The city's often smoldering nightlife sometimes overflowed into the dark corners of illegal gambling dens or behind the curtains of brothels. Scandal! Had Montreal really become a city of sin and corruption? Our inquiry sets out to shed some light on the matter.

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Raconte-moi… Haïti et Montréal (in French only)

After touring several cultural centres in Montreal neighbourhoods (the Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord, the Maison Pierre-Chartrand and the Maison de la culture Rivière-des-Prairies), the exhibition ends its run at the Centre d'histoire de Montréal. The exhibition, combining photographs, paintings, art installations, and a documentary, tells the story of the adaptation and integration of the Haitians, who came to Montréal soon after the earthquake of January 12, 2010. The original exhibition has been augmented by new interviews and artwork that go beyond commemoration to explore the challenges of adapting to life in Montréal.

Visit the exhibition virtually in 360-degree panoramic photographs (the documentary “Raconte-moi… Haïti et Montréal” and other videos are part of this virtual exhibition).

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Your story is part of history! (in French only)

The students in high-school “classes d'accueil” (French immersion classes) on the Island of Montreal come from all over the world. After discovering Montreal and its history, they share their life stories as they present a family treasure. Get to know them and discover a new perspective on the immigration experience from among 810 personal accounts by these teen newcomers (includes 300 videos).

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Lost Neighbourhoods

Lost NeighbourhoodsThe Lost Neighbourhoods exhibition was presented at the CHM from June 15, 2011 to September 1, 2013. Now, you can discover it as if you were there. Here, we present the exhibition in its entirety in the form of photo-captions by Denis-Carl Robidoux that give you access to all the content of the exhibition, as well as video testimonials, texts and photo archives. The Habitations Jeanne-Mance housing project, the Radio Canada building and the Bonaventure Expressway replaced entire stretches of old neighbourhoods. From an exceptional and little-known municipal collection of photographs of houses, businesses and backyards that were devoured by modernization, the exhibition brings the memory of these lost neighbourhoods and their inhabitants back to life. In collaboration with the city’s archives department.

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