A new tapestry exhibit was opened today at the French Shore Interpretation Centre in Conche.
The 222-foot long embroidered tapestry depicts the history of Newfoundland and Labrador’s French Shore.
Joan Simmonds, program manager with the French Shore Historical Society, said the French Shore Tapestry is more than a visual chronicle of history.
“The tapestry is an international community project, completed by people who had the courage to take an idea and turn it into reality,” said Ms. Simmonds. “As part of the tourism industry, we have always said that good partnerships make sustainable development possible, and the creation of this tapestry is proving that to be true.”
“This is a truly inspiring piece of artwork which highlights an important part of our diverse heritage and culture,” said Culture Minister Terry French, who was present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “It will no doubt become a must-see cultural attraction in this region, and I congratulate all involved, particularly the 12 women who spent more than 20,000 hours embroidering this complex tapestry from start to finish.”
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