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Treasures of Every Day Life
Gaspesian British Heritage Village
New Richmond , Quebec


   To treasure or not?
   The Gaspesian British
Heritage Village features the
type of simple family
buildings which usually pass
into oblivion. Our twenty odd
buildings were all moved to
the site: saving them from
unpleasant fates at the hands
equally of demolishers and

   Over the last twenty
years these relics of
European settlement on the
Gaspé Coast have been stuffed
with donations from the
English speaking communities
of the area. These gifts
range from the rare and
fascinating to a plethora of

aluminum and plastic
artifacts mass produced in
the last three decades of the
twentieth century - often of
questionable value.
   This exhibition is the
first filtering of these
objects - a fascinating
harvest. It was during the
selection process that we

came to realize that the
uniqueness of the institution
is the fact that its primary
‘collection’ is one of
buildings, and the preserved
moments of everyday life
which they represent. The
objects that they are stuffed
with are equally ephemeral in
their reflections of

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