Bell begins history of telephony exhibition
Telecommunications company Bell has entered into a collaboration with Pointe-à-Callière, a Montreal-based museum of archaeology and history, to produce an exhibition on the evolution of the telephone. The exhibition, called "Hello, Montreal! Bell's Historical Collections," will run from Feb. 17 to Jan. 7, 2018. It features approximately 250 items, photographs, documents, musical excerpts and archival films from Bell's archives. The displays trace the 140 years of telephony from its invention by Alexander Graham Bell to today's technology.
"Bell is delighted to partner with Pointe-à-Callière to celebrate Montreal 375 by showing how a company founded in this city in 1880 helped shape the landscape of modern communications all around the world," said Martine Turcotte, vice-chair of Bell in Quebec. "Charting the course of communications in Montreal from the first telegraph devices to the incredibly powerful mobile and broadband fibre networks of today, Pointe-à-Callière has created a compelling and highly entertaining examination of the heritage of our city and our company, and the continued opportunities for innovation and growth ahead."