The Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos has expanded over the years and with additions is now capable of hosting many cultural events, , workshops, group activities and a genealogical research centre.
So come experience Acadian history dating back to 1653 in West Pubnico, the world’s oldest Acadian community, which is still occupied by the descendants of its founder. Discover the activity of fishing, participate in our Acadian kitchen parties, discover our craftsmen and participate in our workshops, visit the Acadian garden and learn to print on an old press. ”Research your ancestry” in our Research and genealogy center.The museum is situated in an 1800s Acadian homestead. The building has “good bones” and great vibes, but the pulse of the museum resonates through the Acadian people and their stories. There is an impressive selection of artifacts depicting life as it would have been for our Acadian ancestors. The kitchen features the original hearth where iron pots and a kettle can still be seen hanging. Utensils and a spinning wheel can also been seen in their original setting.
Behind the museum is a garden that features exclusively plants that were available to the Acadien settlers in 1653“Prenez connaissance de l’héritage et de la culture acadienne”,
“Come experience Acadian culture and heritage”
Le Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de recherche is owned and operated by the Société historique acadienne de Pubnico-Ouest
The Archives (Centre de Recherch Père Clarence d’Entremont) is located on the second floor of theMusée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de recherche annex. Amongst the collections found in the research center are over 5000 library books and periodicals (historical and genealogical), genealogies, land grants, deeds, microfilms, maps, photographs, church records, etc.
MUSEUM HOURS OF OPERATION:
Season: mid-May – mid-October
Open Daily: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Admission: $3.00 per person
(12 years & under FREE)
* Bilingual Tour Guides
* Tour Groups Welcome
ARCHIVES HOURS OF OPERATION:
Open Thursdays from 9 am – 4:30 pm
(any other weekday by appointment)
Research fee: $5.00 per day for non-members
(free for members of the Société Historique de Pubnico-Ouest)
– Pierrette d’Entremont-Crimmins