Who We Are

The Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel is operated by the Association culturelle et historique du Mont-Carmel, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a board of directors. Joseph Donald Cyr is director and manager. Terry Helms, restoration specialist of TH Enterprises, as well as a part-time summer docent, and professionals of CultureWorth, provide additional expertise.

Joseph Donald Cyr is the founder and director of the Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel, a painter and teacher of history and art. Cyr teaches history and art at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. He was the coordinator of the National Park Service's Maine Acadian Culture Project. Cyr has served on the Maine Arts Commission, the Maine Humanities Council, and as a Trustee of Maine Citizens for Historic Preservation and of the Maine League of Historical Societies. He advised the St. John Valley Creative Economy Project and currently sits on the traditional arts committee for the Maine Arts Commission, the Expansion Arts Committee for the Maine Community Foundation, the advisory group for Project Cultivate, and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Advisory Council.