The French Canadian Heritage Wall connects visitors to photographs, video interviews and family histories from the French Canadian Interview Project website. The project was conducted by KCC Professor James Paul, D.A., and his Western Civilization students from 2000 to 2006. The wall's concept was developed by Dr. Paul and KCC Professor Steve DePasquale and the display was designed by Diane Soltis, a KCC graphic artist.
Overall, the display fosters interest in, and appreciation for, the primary cultural group that settled Kankakee County and the surrounding area. It is 12 feet long and 5 feet tall, and allows visitors to interact with the website via QR codes.
The project was made possible by donors Bill Dyon, Cecile LaMarre Enright and the Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society.
A reception to mark the installation was held Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at 4 p.m. in Room L312.