Montreal History Museum: Musée McCord

Dedicated to Canadian history, the McCord Museum was inaugurated in 1921 by David Ross McCord, a native born Montrealer, whose family first settled in Canada in the 1700’s. McCord was an avid collector of all things related to the history of Montreal, Quebec and Canada and its varying cultures. It was his original collection and passion for documenting aspects of Canadian culture that led to the idea of forming a national history museum in the heart of Montreal.

 The museum’s collection includes paintings, sculptures, clothing, toys and a range of other artifacts representative of different time periods and societies in Canadian history. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum hosts 2-3 temporary exhibitions at a time, focusing on varying topics in Canadian history. Past temporary exhibitions have included “Being Irish O’Quebec,” “Dream Weavers-Costumes by Cirque du Soleil,” and “Montreal, That’s Hockey” among many others.

690, Sherbrooke West, Montreal