Madame Bolduc and the Museum go on tour

Madame Bolduc et le Musée partent en tournée

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Gaspé, June 28, 2022 – The Musée de la Gaspésie is proud to announce the launch of its traveling exhibition “Madame Bolduc on tour”. Collège Boréal in Sudbury, Ontario is the first stop on the tour, which will also take the exhibit to Quebec and New Brunswick. From Gaspésie to the stage This exhibition sheds light on the unprecedented journey of this Gaspé native to the title of Canadian Queen of Folk Song. Although gifted with musical talent, nothing suggested that Madame Bolduc would become one of the most popular singers of the 1930s. whom she met throughout the Canadian Francophonie and in the American Northeast. “We wanted the exhibition to be presented in places where Ms. Bolduc and her troupe performed,” says Vicky Boulay, curator of the Musée de la Gaspésie. This is how we have prepared a route that will take him from northern Ontario to New Brunswick, passing through Quebec. Ms. Bolduc's impact on the Canadian Francophonie is great and we thought it was important to promote her heritage across the country. » A collection never presented elsewhere Notably, objects from the collection of Mary Travers, known as La Bolduc, will be presented for the first time outside the Musée de la Gaspésie: “We are very happy to be able to exhibit the collection outside the walls of the Museum. The exhibition showcases objects and archival documents from these tours, including her costumes and stage jewelry, musical instruments as well as memories and letters she wrote to her children when she left. absent. Particular attention was also paid to selecting objects related to the places where the exhibition will be presented. “There is a considerable amount of show posters showing all the places where Ms. Bolduc and her troupe gave shows. » -30- Information : Martin Roussy General director C: T: 418 368-1534, ext. 105 Source: Gaspésie Museum