The official opening of the Heritage Room of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph and the inauguration of the renovated Web site took place on May 25, 2014 at Hôtel-Dieu in Saint-Basile, New Brunswick. The new Heritage Room located under the chapel reveals activities that took place at Hotel-Dieu St. Joseph since its beginning in 1873 up to 1973 approximately. The artefacts have all been identified and grouped by categories illustrating the life and works at Hôtel-Dieu: care of the sick, education, religious community, Catholic religion and manual tasks.  Six interpretive panels tell some of the history of the institution and illustrate the value and meaning of the exhibits. An interactive space set up in the Heritage Room will introduce visitors to the virtual exhibitions of 927 ancient photos on the new Web site of the Archives of the Religious Hospitallers, Saint-Basile,  N.B.  www. umce.ca/hoteldieustbasile/

photo guy Savoie et albert Martin

Dr Guy Savoie and  his wife Janine, along with Albert W. Martin, Chairman of the Board, closely examine the Register of the Sick of Hôtel-Dieu St. Joseph, 1873 to 1904.