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Family Christmas Celebration at the Acadian Museum

A family Christmas celebration will be held at the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island, in Miscouche, on Sunday, December 16, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

During the afternoon, there will be an ornament-making workshop for children and Christmas music with the participation of children and the Mont-Carmel choir.
 
The historian Georges Arsenault will give an illustrated and bilingual presentation on traditional Acadian Christmas cuisine. There will also be a “naulet” competition, a naulet being a biscuit or cake made in the shape of a child. Before Santa Claus discovered the Acadian communities, it was the only gift that a child received at Christmas.

The festivity will come to a close with a lunch and a singsong of French Christmas carols accompanied by Edmond Gallant on the piano and Karine Gallant on the violin.

The organizers have been in touch with the North Pole office of a famous character. They sincerely hope that he will be able to make a short visit at the Museum during the afternoon.

Admission is free to attend this special event for young and old. Donations will be appreciated. 


The activity is organized by the Sister Antoinette DesRoches Historical Committee and the Acadian Museum in conjunction with La Belle-Alliance ltée





L’EXPOSITION « DEBOUT PEUPLE ACADIEN, EN AVANT POUR L’HONNEUR ! 165E BATAILLON DE LA FORCE EXPÉDITIONNAIRE DU CANADA » OUVRE AU MUSÉE ACADIEN DE L’ÎLE-DU-PRINCE-ÉDOUARD

 

Le public est invité à l’ouverture de l’exposition temporaire « Exposition Debout peuple acadien, en avant pour l’honneur ! 165e Bataillon de la Force expéditionnaire du Canada » qui aura lieu au Musée acadien de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, 

L’exposition itinérante du Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton présente le parcours des soldats acadiens et leur implication dans le grand conflit qu’était la Première Guerre mondiale. Cette présentation de textes, d’affiches et d’artefacts, illustrant les expériences individuelles des jeunes soldats acadiens au sein du bataillon, démontre comment leur expérience de guerre ne fut pas si différente que celles des autres soldats.

Pour souligner l’occassion, après l’ouverture officielle de l’exposition, à 17h, M. Gregory Kennedy, historien et professeur de l’Université de Moncton, présentera une causerie pour nous parler plus en détail de certains aspects l’exposition. La conférence racontera l’histoire du bataillon acadien et surtout l’expérience d’une trentaine de soldats de l’île du Prince-Édouard à l’aide des dossiers militaires, les recensements canadiens et les archives du Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson.

Des rafraîchissements seront servis après la causerie. L’exposition sera en montre jusqu’à la fin mai 2019. Information : (902) 432-2880.

L'exposition est en partenariat avec le Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton et le Musée du Régiment de l'Î.-P.-É.

Légende photo: Insigne du bataillon acadien, Collection Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson

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THE EXHIBIT "RISE UP ACADIANS, FORWARD TO HONOUR! 165TH BATTALION OF THE CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE" OPENS AT THE ACADIAN MUSEUM OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

The public is invited to the opening of the exhibit "Rise up Acadians, Forward for Honour! 165th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force " held at the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island, Miscouche.  

The traveling exhibit from the Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton presents the journey of the Acadian soldiers of the First World War. It features the individual experiences of the young soldiers enlisted in the Acadian battalion and how their experience was not that different from the experiences of the other Canadian soldiers. It presents the Acadian soldiers in their everyday life with every emotion felt. Patriotism, pride, joy, sorrow, boredom and despair are all represented by the faces and stories of the young men sacrificing their youth for the freedom of their motherland and for Acadia.

To mark the occasion, after the official opening of the exhibit, at 5 pm, Mr. Gregory Kennedy, historian and professor at l’Université de Moncton, will present a talk that will tell us more about some aspects of the exhibit; the history of the Acadian battalion and the experience of some 30 soldiers from Prince Edward Island using military records, Canadian censuses and archives of the Center d'études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson.

Refreshments will be served after the talk. The exhibit will be on display until the end of May 2019. Information: (902) 432-2880.

The exhibit is in partnership with the Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton and the PEI Regiment Museum.