Crédit photo: VM94-A0027-010. Archives de la Ville de Montréal.
Crédit photo: P136-Y_02P013. Archives de la Ville de Montréal.
Crédit photo: Antoine Désilets, BAnQ
Crédit photo: BAnQ


Montreal has a rich history: vivid, intense and multicultural! Whether you’re discovering it for the first time or reacquainting yourself, you'll love visiting Montreal's 14 museums of history, archaeology and cultural history, accessible to all. Their collections and archives contain more than 2.3 million items, telling the story of Montreal's evolution from pre-history to the modern day. Every year, they organize more than 30 exhibitions and events, as well as regular visits and numerous online activities, with passion and precision. Fourteen museums, fourteen ways to tell the story of this city and its past. Fourteen ways for us to fall in love all over again.

The festival

Montreal History Museums are proud to present the first edition of the Festival d’histoire de Montréal, from May 14 to 16, 2021. Montrealers of all ages and backgrounds are invited to discover history in a whole new way, with all its many facets and in all the forms it takes. With its playful and interactive programming, the Festival d’histoire de Montréal offers innovative themes that allow us to connect our experiences to the society we live in and its origins.


MAY 14
(Presential) Viewing and discussion: Paths of Glory, by Stanley Kubrick
Thematic : Seeing History
When it goes beyond the simple "Period Drama", historical films constitutes a particularly demanding exercise in writing about the.
MAY 15
(Online) Listening Session: The Montreal Music Industry of the 1940s and 1950s
Thematic : Hearing, Singing and Dancing History
Explore the artists that defined the French Canadian musical identity and the Montreal music industry of the 40s and.
MAY 16
(Presential) Edna Sauriol’s Piano
Thematic : Hearing, Singing and Dancing History
A young pianist recreates the musical atmosphere of the Dufresne family days.
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