Thursday, August 15, 2013

Acadian National Feast Day - August 15

Come celebrate August 15 at the Acadian Museum
     On the occasion of Acadian National Feast Day, the Acadian Museum, in Miscouche, invited you to an open house activity on Thursday, August 15, from 1-4pm.
     There will be a guided visit of the wonderful photographic exhibition, "Island Acadian Men' with historian Georges Arsenault, curator.  This exhibition pays tribute to Island Acadian men and boys through a display of beautiful old photographs dating from 1896 to 1960. Most of the exhibition's 65 photos come from family albums from the various Acadian regions of Prince Edward Island.   He will tell stories about several of the photos.  The tour will be in French at 2pm and in English at 3pm.
     Refreshments will be served.  Admission is free.  Information: 902-432-2880.
Presently on Display - Island Acadian Men: A Journey Through Generations. 
Until Oct. 31, 2013
Five generations of the Poirier family, 1903
     Taken by the photographer W.S. Louson, this famous photo features five generations of Acadians from Tignish, Prince Edward Island, born between 1806 and 1898.  From L-R: Joseph, Francois, Jean, Gilbert and Colas.
Public Archives and Records Office of PEI

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