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 Simard, Cyril and Soucie, Anne
The Economuseum network’s mission is to promote and sustain traditional crafts and know-how. Through its combined focus on culture (presenting traditional crafts and trades), education (passing on traditional knowledge) and business (supporting artisanal business ventures), the network helps foster cultural diversity in the regions, preserve living heritage and promote sustainable development. Inspired by Félix Antoine Savard’s Papeterie Saint-Gilles in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, the network was created ten years after his death. Today it boasts fifty members in Quebec and the At...
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.