Demonstrations, conferences, visits, exhibitions…

The objects, buildings and monuments we’ve inherited have a lot to tell us. We just have to ask. Utilitarian, spectacular, intimate, sentimental, sacred, ingenious, intriguing, astonishing, shocking or troubling, they have more identities and secrets than we might think. Come discover them with the help of experts and passionate amateurs. Demonstrations, conferences, visits, exhibitions…

Activities presented
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3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

(FULL) Visit of the archaeological collections reserve of the City of Montreal

PRESENTED BY: François C. Bélanger, archéologue

THEME : Touching History

The archaeological collections of the city of Montreal are full of hidden treasures!

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Making a prehistoric fishhook

PRESENTED BY: Maison Nivard-de Saint-Dizier

THEME : Touching History

Touch a part of history and make a prehistoric fishhook!

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Stewart Collection of Canadian and Atlantic History: the challenges of documenting a [vast] archival compendium

PRESENTED BY: McCord-Stewart Museum

LOCATION : McCord-Stewart Museum
THEME : Touching History

A discovery workshop of 18th century documents and palaeography at the McCord-Stewart Museum!


1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The arrow sash—Quite a work tool for voyageurs!

PRESENTED BY: Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site

LOCATION : Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site
THEME : Touching History

Make an arrow sash like an old-time voyageur!