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A week of family activities inspired by The Scots — Dyed-in-the-Wool Montrealers

Discover Scotland at the McCord Museum during Spring Break 2004!

Montreal, Thursday, December 11, 2003 — This March, spend Spring Break in Scotland without leaving the city! From March 1 through March 7, 2004, the McCord Museum is offering a dynamic range of family activities inspired by their major exhibition The Scots — Dyed in the Wool Montrealers. Children can dress up in a traditional kilt, try a few Highland dancing steps and create a set of table mats inspired by Scottish tartans. Families can hunt for mythical beasts in the exhibition and journey to the spooky Scottish moors by watching the film The Little Vampire. These bilingual activities are offered each day from 10 a.m. onwards, and are included with admission to the Museum. Please call (514) 398-7100, ext. 222, for reservations, as spaces are limited!

The exhibition The Scots — Dyed-in-the-Wool Montrealers explores the important role played by Scottish immigrants and their descendants in the development of the metropolis, the province and the country — one that involved a lot more than just bagpipes, whisky and kilts! This 4,000 square foot exhibition highlights the intricacies of this cultural community's unique religious traditions and ethnic associations, their military service and business acumen, and of course, the ever-important rituals of curling and golf, both of which originated in Scotland. Even those acquainted with Scottish Montreal are sure to learn something new in an exhibition resplendent with art, artifacts and intriguing historical anecdotes. With more than 250 artifacts, The Scots — Dyed-in-the-Wool Montrealers is a veritable Scottish feast for the eyes, ears and mind.

The Scots — Dyed-in-the-Wool Montrealers is on view at the McCord Museum (690 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal) until September 6, 2004. A complete list of the McCord's family activities is available on its Web site at www.mccord-museum.qc.ca.

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Source and Information:            
Nike Langevin
Tel: (514) 398-7100, ext. 251