FARMERS’ BANK OF RUSTICO MUSEUM & DOUCET HOUSE MUSEUM
June 1 – August 31, Mon-Sat, 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
September 1 - 30, Mon-Sat, 9:30 am-5:30 pm
2188 Church Road, Route 243 off Route 6, South Rustico
The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico, a National Historic Site, operated from 1864 to 1894 as the first people’s bank in Canada. Now a museum, an exhibition describes the settlement of the community by the Acadians, and the establishment of the bank by Father Georges-Antoine Belcourt and the Acadians of Rustic; the Farmers’ Bank also is the centre for a Genealogical Centre of Rustico Acadian families. Next door, The Doucet House (c. 1722), an Acadian log house offers interpretive programs.