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 Forgues, Éric
Some customs are, in and of themselves, authentic heritage that has been passed down to us from generation to generation. For those families who have been entrusted with such legacies, the knowledge is not only treasured, but it is also key to their economic subsistence. For many families in South-eastern New Brunswick that is exactly what the custom of smoking fish represents. In fact the traditional skill had so much income generating potential, that, during the 20th century, they transformed the household custom into a commercial activity. It is this vibrant heritage custom that is presente...
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.