A new exhibition at the Musée de Lachine invites viewers to peer back in history for an up-close look at agriculture over the past centuries.
The picturesque museum, located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River and the Lachine Canal is hosting the temporary Watch It Grow! Cultivating History exhibition from May 4 until the end of October.
Through objects and works of art from the museum’s collection, visitors will be able to explore the actions, methods, and tools that allowed the inhabitants of the territory to cultivate and live off the land. Learn how seedlings were prepared, how food was preserved through the winter, and how gardening, farming, and food preparation skills were passed down through generations.
You can also visit the museum’s permanent collection, which includes more than 400 historical and archaeological objects that illustrate the history of the 17th-century buildings and of Maison Le Ber-Le Moyne, the oldest complete building in the city.
And for a longer outing, consider packing a picnic to enjoy in the nearby René-Lévesque Park, stroll along the Lachine Canal, visit the Lachine Fur Trade Museum, or stop into one of the many cafés and ice cream shops located along Saint-Joseph Blvd.
The Museum is open Wednesday to Friday, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from May 4 to October 30, 2022.
It is located at 1 ch. du Musée, Lachine, at the corner of Saint-Patrick St.
Admission and activities are free of charge.
For more information, visit museedelachine.com