For some of our Montreal members, you may want to check out soem of the museums as today they are Free...... it's the 24th annual Free Museum entry in Montreal.
It would be a great day to checkout some of the old archives.
Admission to Montreal's museums will be free Sunday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. as part of the 24th annual Montreal Museums Day open house, the only such event in Canada.
Under the theme of City of Glass - several of Montreal's museums and art galleries are featuring displays of glass art - the event will also serve as the kick-off to a city-wide, summer-long collection of used eyeglasses frames from the public, which will then be donated to Optométristes sans frontières in the fall. People are also being invited to participate in the creation of an art installation using donated glasses Sunday at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, located at the corner of Ste. Catherine St. W. and Jeanne-Mance Sts.
The Société de Transport de Montréal will also be providing free shuttle-bus service between museums Sunday.
And for the first time this year, several non-museum sites will be joining in the open house, including the Notre-Dame Basilica, Espace Verre, the Canadian Guild of Crafts, the Maison de la culture de Pierrefonds and many more.
An average of 130,000 museum visits are made each year on Museums Day, according to the Société de directeurs des musées montréalais, the organizer of the event.
For the complete program, and details on transportation and parking, visit www.museesmontreal.org