While personal reminiscences are the prominent feature of Explosion 67 – Youth and Their World, the emphasis in Expo Extra! is on the concrete objects associated with Expo: images, promotional products, scale models, drawings and plans. The second exhibition complements the first but is quite different from it, as it takes you back in time along a subtle, humorous path.The exhibition’s installations and scenography transport visitors into the colourful atmosphere of the 1960s, reawakening the memories of those who experienced the fair and offering an immersion in it to those who weren’t born yet or were too young to have seen it. This 50th anniversary is the ideal occasion to bring one of the most significant events in the 20th century history of Canada, Quebec, and especially Montreal, back to life.Expo Extra! takes you around Expo 67 through the site’s transportation system, its pavilions, and the many technological innovations it introduced to the world. A look at other world’s fairs and at the Expo islands as they are today highlights the context of that exceptional event.The exhibit space will also host a special program of activities, events, and public talks.The Centre d’histoire is showing its important collection of Expo 67 objects to the world in an amusing, educational, fact-filled exhibition. Inseparable from Explosion 67, Expo Extra! is the former’s “et cetera”.
Centre d'histoire de Montréal, Place d'Youville, Montréal, QC, Canada