In keeping with its mission, the Musée de la Gaspésie is proud to showcase the talent of local artists in its exhibitions, which combine with the region's colourful historical, cultural and artistic heritage to form a vibrant mosaic of the vast, beautiful Gaspé peninsula.
| The curse of the carricks and other shipwreck tales
June 23 to January 31, 2016
Since the seventeenth century, the Gaspe Peninsula has seen more than a hundred ships go down off its coasts. One of these, the Carricks, carrying Irish migrants fleeing famine at home, sank off Cap-des-Rosiers in 1847, taking more than 130 passengers with her to the watery grave. In telling the tale of the Carricks, this exhibition also reveals the tragic history of its Irish passengers, forced into exile. Visitors can learn more about the history of several different shipwrecks by watching a multi-media presentation; they can also see some unique artefacts freshly recovered from the bottom of the sea.
After Strand in the Gaspé, the photos of Bertrand Carrière.
From November17, 2015 to April 17, 2016
Exhibition produced by the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)