This exhibit features 8 embroidered panels done in bold colours and a classic design that presents the events surrounding the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht. This particular event had a profound effect on the future of Canada.
I had permission to photograph this exhibit at Devon House and present it here on my blog.
The embroidery design of these panels was created by Cynthia Colosimo Robbins and embroidered by: Ruby Brenton, Anne Byrne, Lucy Byrne, Dorothy Loughery, Joan Simmonds, Daphne Symmonds and Doris Randell.
The French Shore Historical Society is also interested in exhibiting around Newfoundland and the rest of Canada. If groups are interested in having this exhibit, please contact The French Shore Historical Society, P.O. Box 29, Conche, NL A0K 1Y0, CANADA or via email:
Please enjoy the exhibit (each piece was accompanied by a written account of its historical significance which I did not include here).
|Revival of French Culture in Atlantic Canada|
|The Acadian Deportation and the Destruction of Louisbourg|
|The French in Labrador|
|The Treaty of Utrecht 1713|
|D'Iberville's Avalon Peninsula Campaign|
|close-up of above embroidery|
|Plaisance, France's Colony in Newfoundland|
|Newfoundland Cod Fishery|