Friday, May 1, 2015

New exhibition is now open: Francophones in Alberta - Courage and Determination

On April 23, 2015, the Musée Héritage Museum had the official opening to our newest exhibition: Francophones in Alberta - Courage and Determination.

There was a fantastic turn out for the opening! 
D Frechette, ACFA Centralta (Legal, Morinville, St. Albert)

We were pleased to welcome Mayor Crouse, Councillor Prefontaine as well as Jean Johnson, David Frechette and Denis Perreaux of the Société historique francophone de l'Alberta.

This bilingual exhibition tells the francophone story of Alberta and is based on the Francophone Archives Project, a joint venture between the Provincial Archives of Alberta and Francophone Secretariat of Alberta.

The Musée Héritage Museum added content  specifically focused on the francophone story in St. Albert. The display includes artifacts from our collection and tells stories about the  francophone families who are an integral part of our community, both past and present.

 Display themes include early settlement, religious beginnings, household lifestyle, education,  entertainment, and much more.

Jean Johnson,  ACFA Provincial Representative

Our programming staff also contributed to the exhibition creating bright yellow "interaction" stations where you can test your knowledge about historic, and current, francophones in Alberta.

 Be sure to also check out our special kiosk, it has loads of photos, videos, and other archival materials from the Provincial Archives.

A big thank you to Kevin Brunt worked to bring his research to life, helping select artifacts,
      writing the panels and designing the exhibition space.  

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