History near and far in Montréal from February 28 to March 5, 2020

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

Step back in time at Montréal's history museums this week, featuring interactive exhibitions and more activities that let history buffs witness the ancient past as well as local stories.

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Major museum exhibitions

At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, see Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, one of this season's major exhibitions in Montréal, reconstructing the lives of six Egyptians from about 900 BC to AD 180, and more. At Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex discover the origins and legacy of the Inca Empire in The Incas, Treasures of Peru, plus multimedia show Generations MTL and other activities. At the McCord Museum see retrospective exhibition Jean-Claude Poitras: Fashion and Inspiration, new exhibition Griffintown by photographer Robert Walker, interactive toy exhibition It’s Your Move! Board Games: Larger Than Life and more.

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Stories of the past

The Stewart Museum's Nights lets visitors explore the fiction-meets-reality of four worlds created by Québec writers Heather O’Neill, Simon Boulerice, Dominique Demers and Éric Dupont – and play escape game Phantoms of the Island on February 29. History meets architecture in the Canadian Centre for Architecture's current exhibitions Building a new New WorldAmerikanizm in Russian Architecture and Detour: Alternative Readings of Travel. Concordia University’s Webster Library presents the Living History: 100 Years of Black History, Culture and Heritage exhibition, part of Black History Month.

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More Montréal history

At the Biosphère, Environment Museum see several exhibitions on marine environments, weather and current environmental issues. Among the city's other family-friendly museums, Exporail / The Canadian Railway Museum invites train enthusiasts of all ages to exhibitions such as Exporail at the cinema, the Musée de Lachine illuminates 350 years of history and wax museum Grévin MONTRÉAL features Québécois and international celebrities plus a new chocolate exhibition. And pick up some historic and present-day facts about Montréal that even some locals might not know.

Things to do in Montréal from February 28 to March 5, 2020

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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