Musée du Sault-au-Récollet turns 15


Since 1998, Cité historia museum has been bringing to life the historic site of Sault-au-Récollet, where Jacques Cartier first landed on the island of Mont Royal, and the founding place of New France.

Located in an area with one of the highest concentrations of heritage buildings in Montréal, the museum chronicles close to three centuries of history in the northern part of the island through guided tours, exhibitions and cultural activities. For its 15th anniversary, Cité historia has prepared special programming featuring lectures, an exhibition on the museum’s history, a photo contest and the launch of a free mobile application. What’s more, Cité historia received the 2013 Award of Excellence from the Montréal Architectural Heritage Campaign for its outstanding contribution to the preservation and enhancement of Montréal’s heritage.