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Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, has received the 2012 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award, presented by the Heritage Canada Foundation, for her exceptional contribution to Canadian and specifically Quebec heritage conservation. The Honourable Pierre Duchesne, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, will be presenting the 2012 National Awards at a reception in Montreal on October 12, 2012 at St. George's Anglican Church National Historic Site as part of the National Heritage Summit.
Pointe-à-Callière invites visitors of all ages to come learn about the cultural origins of Halloween and related beliefs, with its popular Jack O'Lantern tour. It’s the perfect setting for scary stories! Children accompany Jack on a humorous and whimsical trip through an authentic archaeological site in search of some strange but friendly characters who will share all the magic and enchantment of this great autumn celebration.
In anticipation of the arrival of the holiday season, Pointe-à-Callière’s Museum Shop is taking on a Japanese ambiance! Complementing the Samurai – The Prestigious Collection of Richard Béliveau exhibition being presented at the Museum until March 2013, the shop is offering several gift ideas for fans of Japanese culture: books on the mythical warriors, samurai and geisha figurines, masks, Sencha tea, tea bowls, incense, decorative objects, and posters.
Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and
History, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jacques Parisien
as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Société du Musée.
Pointe-à-Callière is asking the public to vote for the five songs that best evoke Montréal, as part of its “Montréal Faves: Your Top Picks” contest. This public opinion survey is one of the 20 events the Museum is holding in 2012 as part of its 20th anniversary celebration.