Cultural activities


2016 CALENDAR

October 1: Journées de la culture | Theme: Music
That makes music?! The wonderful world of weird instruments
During Journées de la culture, meet musicologist Bruno Paul Stenson and learn about musical instruments evolution and how they work depending of their type(string, wind or percussion). For your listening pleasure, he will play twenty of these, some really unusual!

October 28: Strange and Haunted Objects  
For Halloween, enjoy a night family experience through an unusual tour where ghost stories await you.        

October 29 and 30: Quirky Monsters
For the Halloween weekend, dress up in costume and take part in family activities related to Curiosities exhibition, including a monstrous animal workshop!

OCTOBER 1 - THAT MAKES MUSIC?! THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WEIRD INSTRUMENTS


JOURNÉES DE LA CULTURE 2016
Theme: Music

Most people are familiar with common musical instruments such as the guitar, the trumpet and the simple drum, but most people are also unfamiliar with some very strange instruments from foreign countries and even from their own.

In this lecture by musicologist Bruno Paul Stenson, we take a look at some of the weirder instruments from around the world. Duration: 60 minutes

The activity is free of charge and includes a self-guided visit to the exhibitions.

Reserve your spot!

(514) 861-6701, ext. 233
nicole.gilbert@mccord-stewart.ca

Photo Credit: Château Ramezay – Historic Site and Museum of Montréal

OCTOBER 28-30 - CURIOUS HALLOWEEN AT THE MUSEUM


Strange and haunted objects
October 28

The Museum will remain open until 9 p.m. to provide access to the exhibition Curiosities, specially decorated for the occasion. Starting at 7 p.m., the Museum will host a nocturnal event titled Strange and haunted objects (in French only) during which visitors will hear spooky stories about haunted objects by costumed characters placed in different locations on the historic site. The evening will take a dramatic turn at the sound of cannon fire by a crazy collector. The renowned storyteller André Lemelin will conclude the event with an amazing scary story inside the former barracks of the fort. 

Minimum age recommended for children: 7 years old and older 
Cost: regular admissions fee
Hours: 7 pm. to 9 pm.


Storyteller : André Lemelin 

Quirky monsters

October 29-30

Prepare to meet some strange creatures during the activity Quirky monsters, offering stories, a monster-making workshop and a treasure hunt for parents and children. Visitors are invited to come in costume to the Museum reception area for candy.    

Activities for all ages

Cost: regular admissions fee
Hours: 10 pm. to 5 pm.