Montreal’s McCord Museum of Canadian History (Musée McCord d’histoire Canadienne) is a museum dedicated to Canadian history. Located in downtown Montreal, right next to McGill University, the Museum contains a large collection of exhibits on Canadian social history. Along with being an exhibition museum, the McCord Museum is also considered to be a teaching and research facility that examines contemporary issues of Canadian society and history.
The McCord Museum Collection
Originally based on the McCord family collection, the museum was founded in 1921 by David Ross McCord and it was based on objects that his family had collected. The McCord Museum now contains thousands of archaeological objects, paintings, drawings and decorative arts. In fact, there are over 1,000,000 objects inside the museum that represent Canada’s social history.
Exhibitions at the McCord Museum
Montreal’s McCord Museum demonstrates how people in Montreal dressed 140 years ago. This museum provides records of ancient Montreal through various Quebec artifacts. Some of these artifacts include Montreal newspapers and records of the fur trade. The exhibits at the McCord Museum tend to appeal to a wide range of audiences. The permanent exhibition Simply Montréal is a great way to understand the Montreal experience. Simply Montréal contains an array of first nation objects, a selection of amazing photographs, gowns and outfits. There are various temporary exhibits presented by the museum as well.