|Background midi music: "Ronde de l'Avoine" from THE GREAT CANADIAN TUNEBOOK, Sequenced by Barry Taylor, Victoria, BC, Canada|
|WITHIN EACH FAMILY IS A
VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF
HISTORY, FOLKLORE AND ART...
...The JOSEPH & THÉOGÉNIE THERIAULT family certainly is no different. Many of us have been given objects by our parents, our grandparents or perhaps some of our aunts or uncles. We cherish them, occasionally bring them out to appreciate them or to show them to our children. But it would be much better if we could share them with others in the family. And, it would certainly be better if somehow we could come up with a way of documenting each of these objects for the benefit of our descendants. Without a description of these objects and who they originally belonged to, the value of the object to the Theriault family is significantly diminished.
So, in that interest, we recently decided to create a COLLECTION CATALOG which we will use to document any heirloom object whose description is submitted to us by a member of this Great-Branch. This is a documentation service provided for the sake of identifying and classifying each object and secondly, providing a documentation service whereby the history of the object is recorded including the current custodian of the object. So, for now, let us concentrate on those objects that were handed down by Joseph and Théogénie and their children (the 9th and 10th generations). Later, we will work on those articles handed down by the 11th and 12th generations. Therefore, if any object was considered worthy enough to be handed down to someone, it is worthy enough to be documented here in our Collection Catalog; tools, pictures, china, glassware, rifles, pens, pins, broches, jewelry, furniture, photos, books, bibles, etc.
By documenting an object in the family Collection Catalog, we are doing two things:
(1) we are documenting the details of an object for future generations so that the historical significance of the object can be retained and continue to be appreciated by future generations, andFor those who do not wish to reveal the current owner of an object, just let us know and the identify and address of the custodian will be kept confidential for the sake of privacy and security. Electronic copies of the Collection Catalog will be provided free of charge to any member of this Great-Branch who asks for one. Therefore, send us an e-mail if you wish to record an object with 'Le Musée Thériault' or if you wish an electronic copy of our Collection Catalog. Also, you may send us your descriptions including photos of the object by regular mail. Send us an e-mail to request our mailing address or our FAX number.
is the virtual
museum of the JOSEPH & THÉOGÉNIE THÉRIAULT GREAT-BRANCH.