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Every Saturday and Sunday in January and February, Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, is reducing the price of admission to the Museum by a percentage equal to the outdoor subzero temperature recorded that morning.
Following the celebration of its 20th anniversary—highlighted by a
special program made up of 20 big events in 2012, attended by a record
number of 392,569 visitors—, Pointe-à-Callière is kicking off 2013 with
just as much enthusiasm. In addition to the inauguration of the
Mariners’ House, the Museum’s 5th building, Pointe-à-Callière will
present no less than three temporary exhibitions, which promise to be
truly fascinating—The Beatles in Montréal, The Tea Roads, and Plateau Mont-Royal—, as well as a new permanent exhibition—Pirates or Privateers?—aimed
Over $200,000 was raised at the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation’s latest Major Donors Evening, on November 15. To salute Hewitt Equipment Limited’s 60th anniversary, the benefit evening was held at the company’s Pointe-Claire headquarters, with Mr. James W. (Jim) Hewitt serving as Honorary Chair.
Tuesday, September 8, 1964. That was the day The Beatles performed two shows at the Montréal Forum on St. Catherine Street, before 21,000 audience members. The event is a memorable one that has gone down in Québec history: the music of The Beatles would accompany the emancipation of an entire generation and the transformation of Québec society of the 1960s, at the dawn of the Quiet Revolution. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of this historic event, Pointe-à-Callière is preparing an exhibition on the mythical British group’s only visit to Montréal.
During the month of December, young and old alike are invited to come meet Melchior, Black Peter, Babushka, 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.