From the Country to the City: 1820 to 1905
Clientele: elementary cycle 3/ secondary
Dates: Year – Round
Duration: 90 minutes – In classroom
Cost: $8,50 per student
Who lived in the countryside surrounding Montreal in 1820? How did they live, and how did their children and grandchildren become citizens of Montreal around 1905?
Using images and objects from the educational collection, such as an iron and a cigar mould, students investigate and learn about demographic migration and the industrial development of their city. Their task is to link objects to the lives of figures from the period.
Before making your reservation, please prepare the following information:
- The title of activity chosen;
- Three possible dates to facilitate the reservation process;
- Preferred time for your tour, the number of students in your group, their grade level, and the language in which you would like the tour to be conducted;
- Complete contact information for your organization, including an email address to enable us to send you a tour confirmation notice.
After making your reservation, you will receive confirmation by email. Please acknowledge receipt to confirm the time of your visit and the number of participants.
To ensure the visit goes smoothly, set aside enough time for the cloakroom, snacks and washroom breaks.
Lastly, plan to have one accompanying adult for every 15 students. He or she will be admitted for free of charge.
Changes or cancellations
Unless you notify us of changes 48 hours before the date of your activity, you will be charged for the number of participants indicated in your reservation.
Method of payment
On the day of the activity, the person responsible for the group is asked to proceed to the admissions desk to settle payment. The total amount may be paid via invoice or on site via cash or cheque. Please make your cheque payable to the McCord Museum.
A lunch area is available for a fee of $50.
Questions? Get in touch with us!
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
514 861-6701, ext. 1207