Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent


This online exhibition was developed with the support of the Virtual Exhibits Investment Program, Virtual Museum of Canada. The Virtual Museum of Canada is managed by the Canadian Museum of History, with the financial support of the Government of Canada.

The Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent team

Project supervisor: Mélanie Girard, General Director, Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

Coordination, research and writing: Mathieu Perron, Ethnologist (contractor)

Administration: Isabelle Bureau, Head of Administrative Services

Image processing: 

  • Jocelyne Gaudreau, Assistant Curator
  • Myriam Saint-Hilaire, Museum Technician

Data collection and entry: Ariane Caron-Garant, Administrative Assistant

Web design and development

The multidisciplinary team at Idéeclic Inc

Audio capsule design

Recording and editing: Daniel Breton, Technician, Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup


  • Émile-Olivier Desgens (J.J. Bigsby in French)
  • Pierre-Antoine Gosselin (A. Buies in French)
  • Catherine Van Coppenolle (Lady Dufferin in French)
  • Alex Ann Villeneuve Simard (A. Panet in French)
  • Teesha Burnett (woman’s voice in English)
  • Derek St-Onge (man’s voice in English)

Map design

Émilie Lapierre-Pintal, Graphic Designer

Editing and translation

  • Isabelle Bouchard, Editor (Bla bla rédaction)
  • Marie-Christine Lalande, Editor
  • Darcy Dunton, Translator
  • Zoë Blowen-Ledoux, Translator and Editor (Traductions Zozita)


Logo of Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup

Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup

Logo of Centre d’archives de la Côte-du-Sud

Centre d’archives de la Côte-du-Sud

Logo of Centre d’archives de la région de Rivière-du-Loup

Centre d’archives de la région de Rivière-du-Loup

Logo of Commission scolaire de Kamouraska

Commission scolaire de Kamouraska – Rivière-du-Loup

Logo of Héritage Bas-Saint-Laurent

Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

Logo of Idéeclic Inc.

Idéeclic Inc

Logo of Jardins de Métis

Reford Gardens

Logo of Musée de Charlevoix

Musée de Charlevoix

Logo of Musée régional de Kamouraska

Musée régional de Kamouraska

Logo of Société d’histoire et de généalogie de Rivière-du-Loup

Société d’histoire et de généalogie de Rivière-du-Loup

ZOZITA. Translation and Editing. Zozita Translations

The project also received assistance and expertise from:

For generously offering information, stories, and documents, we thank the following people:

  • Pamela Anderson
  • Betsy Baldwin
  • Andrew Caddell
  • Lynda Dionne
  • François Dumont
  • Tom Evans
  • Brydon Gombay
  • Pierre Landry
  • Pierrette Maurais
  • Helen Meredith
  • Georges Pelletier
  • Wendy Renaud (Turriff family)
  • Lindsay Thomson
  • John Willis

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