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Farmers’ Bank of Rustico (1864-1894) Museum (FBRM) and Doucet House (Circa 1772)
Celebrate Canada Week June 21 – July 1, 2015

June 21
National Aboriginal Day

An Exhibition of Traditional Mi’kmaq Baskets

11:45 am  Tammy MacDonald of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy will give a short talk entitled “12,000 Years of Mi’kmaq  history”

12:00 noon We will have a Celebration Cake to share with visitors in recognition of the contribution made by the Mi’kmaq to the survival of the Acadians.

June 24
St Jean Baptiste

11:15 am  Flag raising

11:20 am  Singing of ‘Ave Maria Stella’ ’ by St. Augustine’s Choir

11:25 am Special Presentation

11:30 am -12:30 p.m. A Traditional Acadian meal will be served at the Doucet House Outdoor Bake Oven. A traditional soup, corn bread and Celebration Cake will be served. $ Pre-registration requested.

July 1
Canada Day

In 2015, Canada is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag.  In honour of this occasion, there will be a special exhibition on the history of the Canadian Flag, as well as the Acadian and Prince Edward Island Flags.

1:00 pm Flag raising; Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian flag. National Anthem sung in French and English

1:00- 2:15 pm At the Doucet House, there will be Traditional Acadian Food, Bannock, beans, mussels, served along with Celebration Cake and hot dogs

2:30- 3:15 pm Scavenger Hunt for children

The Friends of the Farmers’ Bank of Rustico wish to acknowledge the support of our partners, The Department of Canadian Heritage and Conseil acadien de Rustico.


June 1 – September 30, Mon-Sat, 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 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.


The June 2013 Newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. A hard copy can be requested by contacting us. Previous newsletters are available to read here.

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