For immediate release
Montreal, November 19, 2014 — Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal’s Archaeology and History Complex, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Andrew Molson as Chairman of the board of directors.
Mr. Molson is Chairman of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group—the parent company of NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada’s largest public relations consultancy—and of Cohn & Wolfe | Canada. Highly involved in the community, Mr. Molson is also Vice-Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company, and a member of the board of directors of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club, Groupe Deschênes Inc., and the Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
“It is with great pleasure that I accept to serve as Chairman of the board of directors of Pointe-à-Callière. The Museum is entering a pivotal era of its development and has great ambitions as we approach the 375th anniversary of Montreal, in 2017” said Mr. Molson.
Mr. Molson is taking up his post just as the Museum is beginning Phase 2 of its expansion project, which will be inaugurated during the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal and the 25th anniversary of Pointe-à-Callière, in 2017. This phase of the expansion of Montreal’s Archaeology and History Complex will give Montrealers the opportunity to explore their city’s birthplace through the preservation and showcasing of the remains of Fort Ville-Marie, Montreal’s first settlement (1642), and of Callière’s residence (1695).
Pointe-à-Callière, an independent non-profit corporation, is the only major archaeology museum in Quebec and Canada, with a museum complex that stands above several historic and archaeological sites of national significance, showcasing major periods in the history of Montreal, Quebec, and Canada. Opened in 1992 on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the founding of Montreal, Pointe-à-Callière’s mission is to raise awareness and foster an appreciation of Montreal’s history, and to forge connections with regional, national, and international networks dedicated to archaeology, history, and urban issues.
Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex