Things to do in Montréal in June 2020 – History near and far

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 month, featuring interactive exhibitions and more activities that let history buffs witness the ancient past as well as local stories.

Major museum exhibitions

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex reopens on June 23 with The Incas, Treasures of Peru, an exhibition tracing the origins and legacy of the Inca empire – while there also see cabinet of curiosities Into the Wonder Room and other exhibitions. The McCord Museum reopens on June 23 with retrospective exhibition Jean-Claude Poitras: Fashion and Inspiration, exhibition Griffintown by photographer Robert Walker, retrospective show Chapleau, Profession: Cartoonist, Wearing Our Identity – The First Peoples Collection and at month's end outdoor photography exhibition Go Play Outside!

Stories of the past

The Stewart Museum and its historic fort courtyard in Parc Jean-Drapeau also reopens at the end of the month, on June 25, with Nights, exploring the fiction-meets-reality of four worlds created by Québec writers Heather O’Neill, Simon Boulerice, Dominique Demers and Éric Dupont, and exhibition History and Memory. Step into Montréal's past at historic site and museum Château Ramezay, where you can also take a peaceful stroll through the Governor's Garden. Visit more local museums dedicated to Montréal history and pick up some historic and present-day facts about Montréal that even some locals might not know.

Things to do in Montréal in June 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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