Learn about the 16th- to 19th-century seafaring adventurers who prowled the eastern seaboard of North America and the Caribbean. It's a captivating opportunity to discover the amazing stories of these terrors of the high seas.
Pointe-à-Callière has put on many exhibitions over the years, including various international exhibitions in partnership with some of the world’s leading museums. A number of these shows left their mark on Montréal’s cultural landscape. Here is a summary of these exhibitions that took visitors on fabulous journeys through space and time.
Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, will be presenting Costa Rica, Land of Wonders from November 4, 2008 to April 19, 2009. The exhibition, produced by Pointe-à-Callière in partnership with the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica, in San José, brings to Canada for the first time some 230 precious gold, jade, ceramic and sculpted stone artifacts, all of them of a rare and splendid beauty. This is the largest exhibition on this subject ever produced outside of Costa Rica. Welcome to the "rich coast."
To emphasize the importance of the historic events in 1604-1605 (Saint Croix Island and Port-Royal) and in 1608 (Quebec City) that marked the beginnings of French colonization in New France, Pointe-à-Callière prepared an exhibition on French settlement in North America.
To mark the 170th anniversary of the rebellions that took place in 1837 and 1838 in Upper and Lower Canada, Pointe-à-Callière is presenting an exhibition on these events during which confrontations between the Patriotes and Loyalists led to dramatic results. Exceptional artifacts, including certain must-see objects, will recall how the Rebellions played a key role in the history of Canada.
As part of the festivities marking its 15th anniversary, Pointe-à-Callière presents an exhibition that is as astonishing as it is original: 85 objects chosen from among the finest in the Amerindian collections of the musée du quai Branly in Paris. It is one of the richest collections of 18th and 19th century Amerindian artifacts from the eastern part of North America.