1996-357 | Memorial Hall, St-Joseph's NB

Memorial Hall, St-Joseph's NB
Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd
About 1910
87 x 138 cm
This artefact belongs to : © Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton
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Keys to History

After the death of Reverend Father Camille Lefebvre c.s.c., the alumni society of St. Joseph's College decided to find a way to commemorate the memory of that Acadian saviour.

Pierre-Amand Landry, a provincial judge and president of the alumni society, and an executive board decided to erect a building in the name of Father Lefebvre. Numerous activities were undertaken to raise the necessary funds.

That fundraising drive having been successful, a new building was constructed on the campus of the college. It housed physics and chemistry laboratories as well as a first-class concert hall and several classrooms.

  • What

    Memorial Hall quickly gained a reputation for its excellent acoustics.

  • Where

    The building has a sweeping view of the Memramcook Valley.

  • When

    The official opening of Memorial Hall took place on June 16, 1897.

  • Who

    Many Acadian artists performed in the hall, among them violinist Arthur LeBlanc and singer Anna Malenfant.