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Madame Édouard Bolduc, The People’s Voice

September 15, 2021 - October 23, 2031

Madame Édouard Bolduc, The People’s Voice

The Musée de la Gaspésie is honoured to hold the largest collection of objects and photos that once belonged to the celebrated singer of the 1930s, Mary Travers, generally known as Madame Édouard Bolduc.

Proud of this collection, the museum would like to share these treasures with you via a virtual exhibit that will take you through the major moments in the life of this remarkable artist. By exploring unpublished photos and objects rarely shown to the public as well as songs and texts, you will learn about the rich and singular life of this Québec music pioneer, born right here on our beloved Gaspé Peninsula.

None of this would have been possible without the great generosity of Ms. Fernande Bolduc, daughter of Madame Édouard Bolduc, who thirty years ago, donated objects, photos and documents that had belonged to her mother. This legacy keeps the memory of this singer, songwriter and performer – one of Québec’s leading folk music pioneers – alive at home in her cherished Gaspé Peninsula.

Childhood in the Gaspé and departure for Montreal
Family life
Woman of faith
Québec's first chansonnière
The final years
Road tour pioneer
The collection's wonders

These photos are the property of the Musée de la Gaspésie and are governed by a Creative Commons Attribution Licence – No commercial use – No modifications (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0); the following rules apply: 

  1. No commercial use – No commercial use of the Works, in whole or in part, is authorised..
  2.  Any modified Works may not be distributed or made available.
  3. Users must credit the Works, add a link to the licence and indicate by all reasonable means, without suggesting in any way that the Licence holder endorses them or the way in which they have used its Works.

Only the Musée de la Gaspésie may authorise any commercial use.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 418-368-1534, ext. 110.

This project is part of the implementation of the Digital Cultural Plan of Quebec.

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