The exhibitions

Overcoming Fate: Poverty, Families, Institutions

Overcoming Fate: Poverty, Families, Institutions

From September 12 2019 to February 9 2020

With the help of images of archival documents and artifacts, discover the history of numerous institutions dealing with poverty, illness, and deviance (prisons, orphanages, asylums) that have marked working-class neighbourhoods like the Centre-Sud since the mid 19th century.

Today these institutions are part of a rich architectural heritage. The exhibition invites you to look beyond the walls—to understand and bring to light the people who were once considered destitute, ill, insane, dependent, deviant, delinquent, or incapable.

Écomusée du fier monde

Écomusée du fier monde

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Schedule
Wednesday : 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday and Friday : 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday : 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Access for persons with mobility impairments