Sunday, August 6, 2017

Expo 67: A World of Dreams

Montreal's Stewart Museum is staging a multimedia show this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of our 1967 World's Fair.

Having recently seen shows on the same subject at the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, at the McCord Museum and at the Centre d'Histoire de Montréal, I discovered that each exhibition has its own lens through which visitors can experience the landmark event that was Expo 67.

But what intrigues me about the Stewart Museum's show is that it also offers a 75-minute historical walking tour to discover the island of Ste-Hélène, its trails and its history.
"Visitors travel through time from the period of the British Arsenal of the 19th century to what remains of the Expo 67 pavillions. The tour begins at the Stewart Museum, goes up Mont Boulé and ends at the top of the Biosphere, where visitors get a view of the Expo 67 site.
"No reservation is needed. Please arrive 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour."
English tours are scheduled every day at 3 pm. The show continues until October 8, 2017.

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