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 Marcotte, Léopoldine
Ever since its construction in 1762, the Légaré Mill has operated on water power alone. From the beginning the flour mill played a vital role in the development of Saint Eustache, quickly becoming the focal point for the first commercial establishments and village centre that grew up around it. Today, it is the oldest continually-operating facility of its kind in Canada, still operated by a miller using time-honoured techniques and the original equipment, integral and inseparable parts of a single process. As a venue for local festivities and events and home to all manner of cultural ...
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.