As the first mean of literacy for the people, legends have been created at first, to be told orally. Transmitted from one teller to another, they travel and evolve as time goes by. Over the past few years, storytellers, authors and musicians have contributed to the revival of oral traditions. They are bringing back to life a whole spectrum of our cultural heritage. This now allows these forgotten legends and myths of our nations to come back to life and be recognized. Fantastic stories dive at the heart of legends and myths, through stories captured from the Quebec, Canadian and natives heritage. Visitors will be able to leave reality for a moment to explore uncharted territories created by the various storyteller imagination. This exhibition will focus on a world inhabited by weird and scary creatures, strange phenomenon and characters with strange magical powers…

 

Technical information

Ideal space:
  • 150 square meters or 1 615 square feet
  • 2,45 meters or 8 feet of ceiling height
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Partners

A production of:

Realized by:

With the generous contributions of:

Patrimoine canadien - Heritage Canada

For information or reservation

Manon Lebeau
Exhibition Tour Coordinator
Tel.: 819 564-3200 ext. 226
Toll free: 1 877 434-3200 ext. 226
Fax: 819- 564-0287

Itinerary

 
Host sites:
  • Centre des arts de Shawinigan, Shawinigan, QC - May 19 to October 3 2011
  • Musée de la Gaspésie, Gaspé, QC - October 14 2011 to April 20 2012
  • Clarington Museum and Archives, Bowmanville, ON - May 3 to September 16 2012
  • Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines, Thetford Mines, QC - October 5 to November 27 2012
  • Grey Roots: Our Heritage & Visitor Centre, Owen Sound, ON - December 21 2012 to May 5 2013
  • Museum of Nature and Science, Sherbrooke, QC - May 11 to September 2 2013
  • Musée d'archéologie de Roussillon, La Prairie, QC - September 7 2013 to January 17 2014
  • Centre d'exposition de Val d'Or, Val d'Or, QC - January 24 to March 9 2014
  • Musée de la Société des Deux-rives (MUSO), Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC - March 15 to September 7 2014
  • Museum of Natural History, Halifax, NS - October 15 2015 to January 16 2016
  • Louis-Hémon Museum, Péribonka, QC - June 13 to September 5 2016
  • Musée de la culture populaire, Trois-Rivières, QC - December 16 2016 to March 12 2017
  • Centre culturel Marie-Fitzbach, St-Georges, QC - August 31 to Novembrer 12 2017
  • Waterloo City Museum, Waterloo, ON - February 26 to May 18 2018