MONTREAL, May 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with great enthusiasm that the Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montréal is launching its 2012 Summer Program. With its multimedia circuit available in six languages, original exhibitions and activities for the entire family; the Château Ramezay is a must-see summer attraction. Located in the heart of the Old Montréal, you'll discover an exceptional site which was selected by a team of experts, in collaboration with UNESCO, as one of the 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die. This summer, forget the pyramids - head to Château Ramezay!
ACTIVITIES AND EXHIBITIONS FOR EVERYONE!
Visit - or revisit- the Governor's Garden, one of the few remaining examples of an 18th century urban garden. This oasis of greenery hosts craft and New France music workshops, offered free of charge for the entire family. Everyday you can also meet our enthusiastic guides who present the secrets of the fur trade and the apothecary profession.
July 1 - September 1, 2012.
Don't miss the exhibition Plates, Headlights and Dragon Horns Ring in the Automobile. Presented as part of the Grand Prix du Canada, this brand new exhibition traces the impact of the automobile's arrival and the upheaval caused by this "horseless carriage."
June 7 - 11, 2012.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montréal (ANSM), the Château Ramezay, in partnership with Heritage Montreal Foundation, is presenting 150 years of action: Montréal's evolving heritage. This exhibition is a retrospective on the theme of urban heritage and citizen action to protect and enhance it.
June 18 - October 8, 2012.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Reford Gardens are on display at place De La Dauversière! Presented in collaboration with the Château Ramezay, the ephemeral installation entitled Tisse Métis Égal has been created by the PLUX.5 collective. With its imposing urban furniture, the installation transforms space, atmosphere and experience.
June 18 - October 8, 2012.
The temporary exhibition In the Time of Smallpox - Physicians, Surgeons and Apothecaries in New France explores various aspects of the "health care system" during the 17th and 18th centuries. Children can pick up an activity booklet and help heal Louise and Jean-Baptiste de Ramezay! (booklet in French)
Until November 11, 2012.
As part of Archaeology Month, the Château Ramezay invites you to the If Skeletons Could Talk weekend. Discover secrets that the bones of the first Montrealers may reveal. The program includes bioarchaeology workshops for children and lectures for adults!
August 18 and 19, 2012.
As part of the ANSM's 150th anniversary celebrations, the Château Ramezay is opening its doors to the public, free of charge. During this Open House weekend, visitors will be able to access all of the Museum's exhibitions. Various activities will also take place!
August 24 and 25, 2012.
Beginning June 1, take a break and relax at the courtyard café Club Chasse et Pêche. This renowned restaurant is a well-known spot amongst Montréal foodies. In the summertime, "Le Club" settles into the Governor's Garden and sets up its terrace, where it offers refreshing summer cuisine in an enchanting setting.
For more details about our program, please visit our website at www.chateauramezay.qc.ca
For further information:
Education and Communications Coordinator
514 861-3708, ext. 225 / email@example.com