Virtual Exhibit - Grand-Pré Monuments
Important conservation and restoration work is underway at Grand-Pré National Historic Site. Parks Canada is committed to preserving both the natural and cultural heritage of it’s sites and invites visitors to take a closer look at these monuments through time and how they are currently being conserved.
This bronze statue, unveiled on July 29,1920 by the Dominion Atlantic Railway, was designed by famous Canadian sculptor of Acadian descent, Louis-Philippe Hébert (1850 to 1917) and created by his son, sculptor Henri Hébert (1884 to 1950).
In Hebert’s creation, Evangeline perpetually grieves for her lost homeland of Acadie and the loss of her beloved, Gabriel. For the past century, Evangeline has been greeting visitors as they enter the historic site, but now her stone base requires much needed repairs so that she can stand for another 100 years.
Herbin cross | Longfellow bust | Planters monument
Conservation work 2020
It’s not too late to contribute
If you have historic photos that you would like to contribute to our virtual exhibit of photos, postcards, stories or #ParksMemories related to Grand-Pré’s past, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.