Featured - Temporary exhibitions
In addition to its temporary exhibitions, Pointe-à-Callière offers all kinds of activities throughout the year: cultural events, lectures, symposia and special programs. It’s an exciting line-up of attractions, some of them free, that give you a chance to appreciate history, archaeology and Montréal’s many delights, both summer and winter.
Coming activities and events
Paper was invented in China sometime during the four centuries of the Han Dynasty, which began 200 years before the Common Era. At the time, paper was made from a blend of mulberry bark, hemp, and rags. A well-kept secret for a very long time, the recipe for paper finally made its way to Europe near the end of the 12th century. The Chinese were also the first to use paper money, and Marco Polo described this discovery—which he made while on his epic journey at the end of the 13th century—in his Description of the World.
Exclusively for Members
Every year, the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation organizes a thematic evening to thank the Museum’s Members and volunteers. On October 7 this year, Members are invited to learn more about the fascinating world of gems and precious stones.
Paying activity, included with admission to the Museum
Children will enjoy a whimsical look (with some thrills and chills, naturally) at the cultural origins of Halloween and associated beliefs, as they tour the Museum.