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A delightful world tour of holiday traditions!
During the month of December, young and old alike are invited to come meet St. Nicholas, Lucy, Befana, and Santa Claus at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History. While visiting the archaeological remains, children will meet these four Christmas characters who will explain how the holidays are celebrated in their homelands.
Major discoveries were made during the archaeological dig campaign carried out by Pointe-à-Callière during the summer of 2013 at the location of the former St. Ann’s Market and the Parliament of the United Province of Canada, classified as a heritage site by Québec’s Department of Culture and Communications. In all, close to 50,000 artefacts and biofacts—in addition to the charred remains of 35 books—have been brought to light at the dig, on Place D’Youville West in Old Montréal, beneath a former City of Montréal parking lot where the remains of these sites are located.
The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation is pleased to
announce that it has received an exceptional $1 million gift, spread
over 10 years, from the National Bank as part of its very first
The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation is pleased to publicly launch its very
first fundraising campaign. The Co-Chairs of the Campaign, Louis Vachon,
President and CEO of the National Bank, and David McAusland, Senior
Partner with McCarthy Tétrault, proudly announced that the campaign and
project teams have already raised just over $7 million out of a total
goal of $10 million.
In line with its series of exhibitions on symbolic Montréal places, Pointe-à-Callière is proud to present Lives and Times of the Plateau, an exhibition saluting the intertwined everyday lives and multitude of invented lives that have given the Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood its distinctive character and tremendous creativity. Lives and Times of the Plateau opens on October 23 and will run until September 1, 2014.