Established in 1921, the McCord Museum is among the oldest museums in the country. It offers us a marvelous insight to Montreal’s social history of the past and present.
On top of that, it hosts one of the biggest historical collections on the continent. There is a wide array of costumes, textiles, and objects to be enjoyed. Many them will take your breath away.
Check out the permanent exhibition called Wearing Our Identity: The First Peoples Collection. There are a hundred or so garments on display that go all the way back to the 19th century.
There are four themes in this collection: Wearing Our Culture, Wearing Who I Am, Wearing Our Beliefs, and Wearing Our History.
It is good to know that they rotate around 85 percent of these objects each year, so there will always be something new even for returning visitors.
If you are bringing children with you, they will surely enjoy the educational treasure hunt hosted by the museum. On the weekends, there is also Story Hour.
This is a fantastic opportunity that shares Aboriginal legends and stories related to the exhibition. Not only is it fun, but it is also going to make their imagination run wild.