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The Museum of Civilization easily the best in Quebec City

Model shows Quebec City on a peninsula between the St. Charles and St. Lawrence Rivers; you can clearly see the Plains of Abraham along the St. Lawrence

Model shows Quebec City on a peninsula between the St. Charles and St. Lawrence Rivers; you can clearly see the Plains of Abraham along the St. Lawrence

1860 dollar bill; today, bills start at $5 CAD with coins for $2, $1 and smaller

1860 dollar bill; today, bills start at $5 CAD with coins for $2, $1 and smaller

1938 typewriter owned by poet Felix Leclerc, a famous French-Canadian singer-songwriter credited with reviving the Quebec folk song tradition

1938 typewriter owned by poet Felix Leclerc, a famous French-Canadian singer-songwriter credited with reviving the Quebec folk song tradition

Europeans realized snowshoes were essential to walk on the snow; the museum opened in 1988 and was designed by Moshe Safdie

Europeans realized snowshoes were essential to walk on the snow; the museum opened in 1988 and was designed by Moshe Safdie

This is a sock knitting machine from about 1945; the textile industry here has virtually disappeared today

This is a sock knitting machine from about 1945; the textile industry here has virtually disappeared today

1930's cotton swimsuit; the fabric was heavy and rough making the suit look extremely uncomfortable and impractical

1930's cotton swimsuit; the fabric was heavy and rough making the suit look extremely uncomfortable and impractical

1925 men's swimsuit; seemed just as uncomfortable as the women's bikini; the change did finally allow people to tan

1925 men's swimsuit; seemed just as uncomfortable as the women's bikini; the change did finally allow people to tan

The Dionne quintuplets were the first quintuplets known to have survived their infancy; they were huge stars in Canada

The Dionne quintuplets were the first quintuplets known to have survived their infancy; they were huge stars in Canada

1895 Underwood typewriter made in Canada; admission was $16 CAD with free wifi and guided tours

1895 Underwood typewriter made in Canada; admission was $16 CAD with free wifi and guided tours

You see the Quebec provincial flag much more frequently here than the Canadian flag

You see the Quebec provincial flag much more frequently here than the Canadian flag

1915 weaving machine to make sheets; textile production peaked here during WW2 but most firms went bankrupt in the 1980s and closed for good

1915 weaving machine to make sheets; textile production peaked here during WW2 but most firms went bankrupt in the 1980s and closed for good

Bombardier revolutionized snowmobiles; later he introduced a rubber track system that wrapped around the wheels

Bombardier revolutionized snowmobiles; later he introduced a rubber track system that wrapped around the wheels

19th century moccasins; the museum had plenty of focus on the native peoples of Canada before the arrival of Europeans

19th century moccasins; the museum had plenty of focus on the native peoples of Canada before the arrival of Europeans

The 1860 Scott phonautograph is the earliest known device for recording sound

The 1860 Scott phonautograph is the earliest known device for recording sound

1925 electric range looks very practical and has a nice design; temporary exhibits were less interesting to me than the permanent collection

1925 electric range looks very practical and has a nice design; temporary exhibits were less interesting to me than the permanent collection

19th century tennis rackets; tennis players from Canada are currently in a slump - Bouchard, Raonic, Pospisil

19th century tennis rackets; tennis players from Canada are currently in a slump - Bouchard, Raonic, Pospisil

1890 cash register; some of the museum items seemed to have no Canada connection

1890 cash register; some of the museum items seemed to have no Canada connection

1947 television made in Quebec City; the exchange rate now is 80 US cents for $1 CAD; despite this, prices for Coke Zero were high

1947 television made in Quebec City; the exchange rate now is 80 US cents for $1 CAD; despite this, prices for Coke Zero were high

This 17th century clock bears the signature of King Louis XIV's clockmaker who worked in Paris from 1660 to 1714

This 17th century clock bears the signature of King Louis XIV's clockmaker who worked in Paris from 1660 to 1714

In the late 19th century, footwear was an important industry in Quebec City

In the late 19th century, footwear was an important industry in Quebec City

An early cell phone circa 1990 and a 2007 Blackberry made by Canada-based Research in Motion

An early cell phone circa 1990 and a 2007 Blackberry made by Canada-based Research in Motion

18th c dome top chest; almost every settler's house had a chest; it was sometimes the only piece of furniture and the only place to store items

18th c dome top chest; almost every settler's house had a chest; it was sometimes the only piece of furniture and the only place to store items

1930 tape recorder; the museum is the most popular in town

1930 tape recorder; the museum is the most popular in town

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