The exhibit features six panels in both English and French describing how French became established in North America and how its dialects in Canada (Québec, Acadian, etc.) compare. There is also a set of recordings of songs and stories, plus a map with QR codes that can connect smartphones with University of Ottawa recordings of 18 different varieties of North American French.
Thanks to Elaine Gold for overseeing the CLM's now multiple travelling exhibits, to France Martineau of the University of Ottawa for all of her assistance and contributions, to the Museum Studies students who put hours into preparing to launch the exhibit, and to everyone else who had a hand in establishing this and the other exhibits.
Photos by Kenji Oda:
Recordings of four stories/songs in various types of French.
Elizabeth Cowper, Yves Roberge, and Alana Johns discuss the exhibit.
Elaine Gold welcomes everyone.
Keren Rice, Yves, and Jack Chambers at the exhibit.
An excellent collaboration.
Thanks to everyone who attended the opening!