2013 - The Mi’kmaq and the River
The Mi’kmaq and the River temporary exhibition is currently on display at the Cascapedia River Museum for the 2013 season.
The Mi’kmaq and the River exhibit was developed during the 2012 summer season and will continue to be on display throughout 2013. This exhibit explores the relationship of the Gesgapegiag community with the Grand Cascapedia River through history and today. Many local personalities are featured including George Caplin, Michael Caplin, Renee Condo, Collins Gedeon, and Paul Martin to name but a few. Mi’kmaq culture, artifacts, and local artists are celebrated in this exhibit.
2012 - Princess Louise – A Woman of Substance
The Princess Louise temporary exhibition is currently on display at the Cascapedia River Museum for the 2012 season.
This young woman was born a princess to one of the most formidable women of history, Queen Victoria. She was blessed with beauty, intelligence, and position. She was a strong, independent woman of artistic temperament and exquisite taste. She had an independent mind and strong convictions. Although controversial at times, she could never be faulted for hypocrisy or lack of human compassion. The exhibition will bring to life many aspects of her life including her connection to the Cascapedia River.
Princess Louise, Queen Victoria’s daughter, came to the river in 1879 with her husband the Marquis of Lorne, who was Governor General of Canada at the time. The following year they had the first pre-fabricated building made in Canada shipped to the river. She was an angler and an artist, and it has been said that her best piece of Canadian art was done while here on the river. It was also said that her happiest days spent in Canada were on the Cascapedia River.