Acadian historian will speak about old homes

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Historian Georges Arsenault will present a lecture (in French) at the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island, in Miscouche, on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. (storm date, Feb. 28).

His illustrated talk will deal with the evolution of Acadian homes in Prince Edward Island over the 18th and 19th century, from the pioneer log homes to the beautiful residences of prominent Acadians. The guest speaker will present numerous photos of houses from various Acadian regions of the Island and also, in some cases, photos of the people who inhabited them.

This lecture on Acadian homes was presented recently in English in Charlottetown, as part of the lecture series organized by the Institute for Architectural Studies and Conservation, where it aroused much interest.

Attending the Feb. 21 lecture is also an excellent occasion to visit the exhibition "Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island'', presently on display at the Acadian Museum.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free; but donations are appreciated. For information, call 902-432-2880.

 

Organizations: Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island, Institute for Architectural Studies

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Miscouche, Acadian regions Charlottetown

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  • Cromwell
    February 25, 2016 - 11:44

    Since this presentation, which must have been short in duration sine Acadia ceased to exist in 1713 (Treaty of Utrecht) when France ceded ownership and control of their former territory to the British, was made on February 19, and today is February 25, then perhaps Mr. Thibodeau can arrange for it to be taken down.

    • Gary Gallant
      May 16, 2016 - 07:53

      There's an old adage that says if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. Your bigotry, lack of respect and knowledge about Island Acadians is showing.

    • Gary Gallant
      May 16, 2016 - 07:53

      There's an old adage that says if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. Your bigotry, lack of respect and knowledge about Island Acadians is showing.