This historical and genealogical society is a nonprofit organization that collects, processes, stores and disseminates the history of Matane and environs. It has a large library of wedding directories, parish monographs, photographs and genealogical records that go far back in time, letting visitors with roots here trace back their family tree with the help of volunteers.
Various exhibitions: photos, antiques, painting from Claude Picher's ''La couleur de la Gaspésie'' collection, stained glass windows by master glassmaker Olivier Ferland, sacred art, works by sculptor Jacques Bourgault, video library of films from CKBL television station and collection of audio testimonial entitled '' La mémoire vivante ''.
Duration: About one hour. Schedule: Open all year. Tuesday to Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. By appointment any other time of the week. Admission: Visits are free for the members of the Historical and genealogical society of Matane. $5 per person for non-members.