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 Martel, Stéphan
Marguerite Bourgeoys played a key role in education in Quebec, founding the Quebec chapter of the Congregation of Notre-Dame, a community of non-cloistered women dedicated to education that still is active around the world to this day. Sister Bourgeoys left another lasting mark on Quebec's tangible heritage: Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, a pilgrimage chapel dating back to the mid-17th century. This shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary is the oldest historic site in Montreal to have maintained its original function as a destination for pilgrims. The site's heritage is proudly displayed at the Notre...
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.