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80 years of history and archives at the Montréal Botanical Garden


Virtual Exhibit 1931-2011

History of the Montréal Botanical Garden

 
HISTORICAL PATH
A grand tour of the Garden in 24 stops that will allow you to better understand the history of the Montréal Botanical Garden.
 
CHRONOLOGY
Important dates for the institution.
 
 

Archives & photo albums

 CONSTRUCTION
723 digitized photographs of the construction and the beginnings of the Botanical Garden, from 1932 to 1939.
 
HISTORICAL DRAWINGS
Drawings of the gardens
 
FILMS
Three films from 1938 to 1992.
 
 
FLORAL EXHIBITIONS
Photo albums of the floral exhibitions, from 1952 to 2007, presented by decades.
 
SOUVENIR ALBUMS
Bound albums from floral exhibitions' inaugurations in the 60s and 70s.
 
POSTERS
A selection of posters advertising the floral exhibitions.
 
 
CLIPPINGS
History of the Garden through 68 clippings from 1929 to 1939.
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Letters from the correspondence between Brother Marie-Victorin and Henry Teuscher, the founders of the Botanical Garden.
 
GUEST BOOK
Selection of excerpts from the guest book.

Publications

 
MÉMOIRES
The first 20 issues of the Mémoires du Jardin botanique de Montréal available in full text PDFs.



Press release - July 2011 [PDF] |Inventory of the archives [PDF - in French] |Credits|To learn more


Virtual exhibits

History and archives

Jacques Rousseau: Natural Landscapes and Native People of Northern Quebec and Other Countries

Jacques Rousseau: Natural Landscapes and Native People of Northern Quebec and Other Countries
Souvenirs de famille au Jardin botanique de Montréal

Family Memories of the Montréal Botanical Garden [in French]
Under the Cuban Sun with Marie-Victorin

Under the Cuban Sun with Marie-Victorin

Thematic Exhibits

The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree [in French]
Open Windows on Japanese Gardens

Open Windows on Japanese Gardens
Bamboo in Daily Life

Bamboo in Daily Life


Bibliothèque et Archives Canada We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through Library and Archives Canada to digitize and describe the archives presented in this virtual exhibit.

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