Welcome to the Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America! As you browse the site, you will learn about the heritage of French-speaking North America, as well as about its history and diversity. Get to know the people who preserve and cherish it, discover the places where it finds expression and become familiar with the trends that have shaped and influenced its evolution throughout history.
By Gagnon, Gaston
A treasure among Quebec's cultural heritage assets, the Pulperie de Chicoutimi [Pulp Mill] is without a doubt one of the province's unique sites. The mill is a rare example of mechanical [rather than chemical] pulping process used in the early days of the region's pulp wood industry. For this reason, in 1983, both the federal and provincial governments granted the site historical monument status, largely as a result of public efforts to see the site granted official recognition. In true French architectural tradition, the mill is built of natural stone, a beautiful and durable choice of materi...
The English version of the Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America is online since December 15th, 2009. It features an ever growing number of articles, documents and resources on the heritage of French-speaking North America.