150 years… Sharing the Gift of History! - Launch of the Fundraising Campaign

MONTREAL, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - A hundred people met together yesterday at the Château Ramezay for the official launch of the new fundraising campaign, as part of the festivities for the 150th anniversary of the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montréal (ANSM). At this time, we are pleased to announce that we have raised to date $500, 000 out of our target of $1,000,000.

Did you know that the Museum was founded and is still administered by a non-profit organization, the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montreal?  Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2012, the Society has, since 1862, brought together men and women committed to heritage conservation and the education of young people from Quebec and elsewhere.

Following a long tradition of citizen involvement in this unique Society so very typical of Montréal, we are very pleased to congratulate campaign president, Mr. André Paquette, an associate with Lavery de Billy, as well as the members of the fundraising committee for their work and involvement.

We would also like to highlight the pledge made by BMO Financial Group, which has signed on as a major partner of the 150th anniversary campaign with an outstanding contribution of $100,000.

This fundraising campaign is supported by Placements Culture, a Quebec Government matching program, with a contribution of $250,000.

The success of our campaign is a direct result of the involvement and commitment of members of the Montréal community. We wish to thank them warmly for their participation and generosity.

Founded in 1862, the Society of the Château Ramezay owns and manages the Museum.  Owing to the involvement of businesspeople, the Society is committed to preserving our heritage and increasing awareness of Montréal's history. The Society will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2012.

The Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montréal, a non-profit organization, safeguards and makes accessible a collection that reflects and attests to the history of Montréal and Québec. It was the first building in Québec to be classified an historic monument and is the province's oldest private historical museum. Visit our website: www.chateauramezay.qc.ca

SOURCE Château Ramezay - Musée et site historique de Montréal

For further information:

Julie Villeneuve
Education and Communications Coordinator
514-861-3708, extension 225
communications@chateauramezay.qc.ca

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