MONTREAL, May 12, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, located in the historic district of Old Montreal, is proud to announce its new exhibition, At Their Risk and Peril – Travelling the Continent in Days of Old, opening on May 15.
When Europeans came to the New World, they found a whole new continent and cultures that had already been here for thousands of years. The newcomers were soon influenced by the practices and beliefs of the people they encountered. Travel in those days was extremely difficult – without roads or accurate maps, adventurers faced risks and perils of all kinds, along with occasional moments of pure wonder.
Visitors will embark on a fabulous journey featuring striking objects and historical accounts illustrating a universe filled with discoveries, dangers and remarkable experiences. An audioguide will also introduce them to the rich folklore, customs and devotions that these travellers initiated and perpetuated.
Follow the explorers, missionaries and traders who bravely crisscrossed North America from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
At Their Risk and Peril – Travelling the Continent in Days of Old
From May 15, 2015 to December 4, 2016
400, St. Paul Street East (Metro Champ-de-Mars)
Info : 514-282-8670
SOURCE Musée Marguerite-Bourgeoys
Image with caption: "Travelling in Days of Old Took Bravery and Guts (CNW Group/Musée Marguerite-Bourgeoys)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150512_C4675_PHOTO_EN_16519.jpg
For further information: Line Richer, Communications coordinator, Telephone: 514 282-8670, ext. 223, E-mail: [email protected]