McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal

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    McCord Museum/ Musée McCord

    by yooperprof Updated Jan 10, 2013

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    History According to McCord

    The McCord Musem is on Sherbrooke Street, opposite the McGill University campus. In fact, the buiding was originally consructred to be the McGill Union, to a design of Percy Erskine Nobbs (1875-1909). (It's described as being in the "Arts and Crafts" style, though if you ask me it is more Baronial.) The McCord Museum has extensive collections in Canadian history and culture, and also welcomes travelling exhibis in the arts and crafts. The museum is supported by the Government of Canada, and also has a wide network of donors and supporters in the Montreal region.

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    McCord Museum of Canadian History

    by Tom_Fields Written Oct 14, 2009

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    Not quite equal to the Canadian gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum, this is nevertheless worth seeing. It has some wonderful relics and photos dealing with the history of Montreal. It shows what a diverse city this really is. Exhibits cover all aspects of life in Montreal, and some of the many ethnic and religious groups that call this city home.

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    McCord Museum of Canadian History

    by Carmanah Updated Apr 25, 2005

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    Before I visited Montreal in December 2004, I had just completed an art history course on pre-1920 Canadian art and photography. It was in this course that I was introduced to the works of William Notman and C.D. Hoy.

    During the class I remembered reading that the the William Notman Archives were located at the McCord Museum in Montreal, so I made a mental note to visit the museum during my week there. To my delight, C.D. Hoy's collection was also on exhibit temporarily while I was going to be there, so the McCord Museum was definitely going to be on the agenda!

    The McCord Museum is managed by the McGill University and focuses on Canadian history. The McCord Museum can host three exhibits at one time, with each one housed on a different floor. These exhibits tend to change through the year. While I was there in December 2004, the main floor had an exhibit called "Growing Up in Montreal" which "explored the behaviours and rituals, habits, and games of youing 20th century Montrealers, from birth to the pre-teen years. The second floor had an exhibit on Montreal history, showcasing major events such as the ice storm of 1998. The top floor was set up more like an art gallery, and this was where I saw the C.D. Hoy exhibit. I believe this floor is where the Notman Archives also exists, but they were closed at the time when I visited.

    You can easily spend over 2 hours here at this Museum. I found the first two exhibits to be aimed at a family audience, but it was still interesting to me. It was quite fascinating to see all these outfits, toys, and items used by Montreal children throughout the twentieth century, and to see how they've changed.

    I also enjoyed browsing through the McCord Museum's gift shop because they had some really interesting photography books on the Notman Collection. As well, they had a nice selection of tasteful gifts promoting Canadian, though predominantly local, art.

    The McCord Museum's hours and prices are listed on the website which I have linked below.

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    McCord Museum of Canadian History

    by Eilian Written Mar 2, 2005

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    This museum has usually nice exhibits of natives. It is also a fine museum about Montréal's history (McCord museum is known for its collection of Notman's photos of ancient Montreal.

    There is a small nice catering.

    And nice boutique (I've seen actress Catherine Deneuve there, once).

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    McCord Museum

    by jamiesno Updated Oct 27, 2004

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    Me in the McCord Museum at an Exhibit.

    The McCord is located in downtown Montreal, across from McGill University. It is accessible via McGill metro station (on the green line) or bus 24 on Sherbrooke Street.

    I walked there from Peel Street no problem in just a few short minutes.

    There is an entrance fee of about $10 CDN.

    It is a great museum though, I remember enjoying it and the exhibits on the history of Montreal where great.

    I didn't take many pictures unfortunately but here in this picture I am an some universe exhibit :-)

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