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Events

Bake Oven Demonstrations with Robert Pendergast

The Farmers Bank will be hosting Bake Oven Demonstrations by Chef Robert Pendergast on August 11 and 18th at the Doucet House Museum. The event will start at 5:00 and admission fees apply. For further information please call 902-963-3168.

Acadian Harvest Sept 1 to Sept 27 2016

Daily

  • Exhibition Featuring Farm and Fishing Implements of the Past

  • by Request: Genealogy of Rustico Acadian families of Rustico with Theresa Gallant.  

Sept 3,10,17, 24

  • 2-4pm Hot Apple cider served at Doucet House

  • 2-4pm: Individual or Family Photographs taken in Traditional Acadian Costume at the Doucet House.
    (Fees Apply-Cash Only)

Daily

Harvesting of the  Doucet House Heritage Gardens

Sept  1, 8

5:00 -7:15 pm Traditional Acadian Dinner with  Chef  Robert Prendergast prepared at the  outdoor clay bake oven

Thursdays 7:30  - 9pm

Admission fees apply

Lecture Series

  • Sept. 1  Reg Porter: "Learning to look at Stained Glass"

  • Sept. 8  Georges Arsenault: "The Evolution of Acadian Homes"

  • Sept 15  Samuel Arseneault: "Prince Edward Island - 400 Million Years of Natural History"

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Sept 22

7:30 pm Musical evening with Roy Johnstone and Friends

Sept 24

9:00 Island Basket Weavers Workshop (Pre-Registration Required)

 


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.


 


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