Wednesday to Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By reservation, for groups of 15 and more.
Children 4 years and under: Free
Children 5 to 17 years: $ 7.00
Students and seniors: $ 13.00
Adults: $ 14.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children) : $ 30.00
Château Dufresne 2929 Jeanne-d’Arc Avenue, Montréal
Nincheri Studio, 1832, Pie-IX boulevard, Montréal
Pie-IX, Pie-IX west exit
Marc Poirier, Chair of the Board of the Société du Château Dufresne and
Vice-President, Operations at Magnus Poirier Inc., has officially
launched the Dufresne-Nincheri Museum’s annual fundraising campaign, to
be put toward properly conserving the Museum’s collections and offering
visitors a rich and varied program and high-quality exhibitions.
To send us your donation, just mail it to us at: Château Dufresne Museum, 2929 avenue Jeanne-d’Arc, Montreal, H1W 3W2 .
You can also make your donation over the telephone, by calling (514) 259-9201.
Thank you for your generosity.
Copyright Régie des installations olympiques
New exhibition until January 8, 2017
The Olympic Park. Architecture to Celebrate !
After 40 years, it’s time to take a new look at Montréal’s Olympic Park.
That’s what you’ll find in this exhibition focusing on the architecture of the venues built in Maisonneuve Park to host the 1976 Summer Olympics. Revisit the site with us and see how it reflects the ideals of the founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin of France.
We start by retracing the inspiring story of the sports park promoted by mayors Camillien Houde and Jean Drapeau and how it fit with municipal efforts to encourage amateur sports. We illustrate this part of the story with three projects designed by leading Canadian and American landscape architects. Then we look at Mayor Drapeau’s idea of a tower-monument for Expo 67 and how his dream was fulfilled, in a way, with the Summer Olympics that Montréal was awarded on May 12, 1970.
When Drapeau contacted Roger Taillibert to ask him to design the Olympic complex, the French architect had already designed several major sports facilities in his own country. We see some of them in the second part of the exhibition. We also examine the Olympic venues built in the five cities that had hosted the Games in the years before Montréal. It’s an opportunity to learn more about modern architecture and its innovative forms and techniques.
The main focus of the exhibition is the Olympic Park designed by Roger Taillibert in collaboration with professionals from Canada and France. Work on the Olympic Stadium, the aquatic centre and the velodrome, begun by the city in the spring of 1973, was completed by the Régie des installations olympiques (Olympic Installations Board) so that the Summer Games of the XXI Olympiad could open on July 17, 1976.
As you visit the exhibition, you will see the Olympic Park through the eyes of the athletes and spectators. This great saga ends, for the time being at least, with the completion of the mast and the installation of the retractable roof in 1987.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
ANNUAL NAPOLEONIC SOLDIER PICNIC IN THE GARDEN OF THE CHÂTEAU DUFRESNE
10:00 to 10:35 Military Drill
10:40 to 11:10 Dances popular during the Napoleonic era. Starts with a demo, then we'll teach the reenactors and visitors how to do it. Then we'll all have fun doing the dance.
11:15 to 12:00 Lunch
12:00 Château grounds open to the public.
12:15 to 12:17 Gathering of soldiers
12:17 to 12:45 Drill ending with "Coup de Joie" musket firing
12:45 to 13:15 Dance demo, instruction, then we all dance
13:20 to 13:35 Fencing demo
13:35 to 14:30 Lawn games and relaxing
14:45 to 15:15 Reenactor parade around the garden, drill practice followed by a "Coup de Joie" musket firing
15:15 to 15:45 Dance demo, instruction, then we all dance
16:00 to 16:30 Champagne sabrage and cake for the reenactors and dancers
16:30 Public should be leaving the site
Château Dufresne & CLiNFO.
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Conception & Hébergement CLiNFO.