Where Montréal began - Pointe-à-Callière unveils a unique commemorative space

The site where Montréal was founded and a heritage legacy for the city's 375th anniversary

MONTRÉAL, May 17, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The city of Montréal and Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, are delighted to invite Montrealers to follow in the footsteps of the pioneers who founded their city and visit a unique commemorative space: the site where Montréal began.

The city's most important heritage legacy for Montréal's 375th anniversary, the new pavilion inaugurated today by Pointe-à-Callière is built atop remains and the very soil trod by Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve, Jeanne Mance and some forty other pioneers who came here from France to found Montréal in 1642. With the showcasing of Fort Ville-Marie, the first settlement that housed the Montréalistes, the public is invited to visit a priceless site where they can enjoy moving encounters with a handful of men and women whose courage and determination continue to inspire Montrealers even today.

You will find the visuals of the exhibition and the full press release here: https://pacmusee.qc.ca/en/press-room/


SOURCE Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaelogy and History

For further information: Media: Marylène Kirouac, Communications Coordinator, mkirouac@pacmusee.qc.ca, T. 514 872-2687


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