RUSTICO, P.E.I. –The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico and Doucet House Museums, on Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:30-9 p.m., enjoy an evening of Acadian food with chef Robert Pendergast and/or lecture given by Earle Lockerby.
The museums are located at 2188 Church Road, Route 243N off Route 6, in Rustico. The museum is wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned.
From 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Pendergast will prepare traditional Acadian food at the Doucet House’s Outdoor Clay Bake Oven. He will also entertain with stories and music while he bakes. Pre-registration is requested. This event will be happening rain or shine.
At 7:30 p.m., Lockerby will present a lecture entitled “The Island Acadians of the 1760s and the Oath of Allegiance”.
Lockerby will explore the attitude of Acadians toward the swearing of allegiance toward the British sovereign during the 1760s with special reference to Acadians living on P.E.I., but with regard, also, to other Acadians in the region. They treated the oath of allegiance with considerably more ambivalence and flexibility than prior to 1755.
Lockerby grew up in Hamilton, P.E.I. After having worked 30 years for Atomic Energy of Canada in Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, he retired in 1996. Since then, he has spent much of his time on historical research and writing, specializing on the 18th-century history of the Maritime Provinces and P.E.I. in particular. He has published articles in The Island Magazine and various academic journals. He is the author and co-author of several books, including The Deportation of Prince Edward Island Acadians.
For more information on event(s) and prices (cash only), contact 902-963-3168,
email@example.com or www.farmersbank.ca.