Objectives of La Société Jersiaise

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Societe annual meetings (this was in 1956) have always been well attended - Picture Evening Post

La Société Jersiaise was founded in 1873 as an organisation for the study of the island of Jersey and its heritage


Among its objectives are

  • The study of the history, archaeology, natural history, the Jerriais language
  • The promotion and encouragement of the works of the Jersey Heritage Trust and the Jersey Museums Service, and the provision of information and voluntary helpers
  • The conservation of the Island's natural environment
  • The preservation of Jersey's historical buildings and monuments
  • The publication of books and articles on topics of local interest
  • Exhibitions and displays of work
  • The collection of artefacts, books, paintings, photographs and maps of the Island
  • Through the Barreau Art Scholarship, the encouragement of contemporary art by young Islanders
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