Skip to main content

Recently added items

Below is a list of all the recently added content, ordered from newest to oldest.

(History Article)
(*Continued from That Gaspé Sound: Exploring the Old-Time Fiddle Traditions of the Gaspé Coast, Part 1)
(Image)
Early photographic postcard, postmarked Caplan River, 1907. The sender wrote: "Here is one of the cars which makes the run from here to Caplan to cart the beams..." (Photo - Private collection)
(Image)
Carte postale, vers 1910. (Photo - collection privée) / Early postcard, c.1910. (Photo - Private collection)
(Reflection)
Midnight in the European countryside, carrying all of their provisions, including their rifles and ammo, they waded through an ice-cold river, as they heard the sudden order to stop and stand still.
(History Article)
Did you know that maple syrup is the oldest agricultural product in Quebec? It all began with the native Indians who called it “Sweet Water.” When spring returned and the maple sap was running the Indians offered the boiled thickened syrup as a sacrifice to the Great Spirit. “Sugaring off” was largely a woman’s function in Iroquois communities. The men cut notches into tree trunks and small wooden troughs were stuck into the bark. In the early stages of European colonization the natives showed the arriving colonists how to tap the trunks of maple trees during the early spring.
(Image)
Ancienne carte postale du village de Bonaventure (partie est) en Gaspésie. Early postcard showing the village of Bonaventure on the south Gaspé coast. Date : vers / circa 1910. Collection privée / Private collection.
(Image)
Ancienne carte postale, publiée vers 1905. / Old postcard, published c. 1905.
(History Article)
(Attraction or Tour)
(Attraction or Tour)
(History Article)
The young boy was standing in front of a small wooden table on which laid a birthday cake with four lit candles. You could see the gleam in the little guy’s face, and his underlying smile of knowing that this was his day to be celebrated, and his day alone. Dressed in a clean white shirt, dark slacks, and a clip-on bow tie, we could sense what he was thinking as he continued his bright-eyed stare into the candles. We could almost feel his wonder at what other miracles life would bring, and that this birthday was certainly one of them.
(Attraction or Tour)
(History Article)
The publication, Cemetery Heritage in Quebec: A Handbook , is still available.
(Attraction or Tour)