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Acadian Harvest September 25 - 27 2015


Sept 3 to 27

In 2015, Canada is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag. In honour of this occasion, there will be an exhibition throughout the summer on the history of the Canadian Flag, as well as the Acadian and Prince Edward Island Flags. Plus an exhibition featuring the work of Traditional and Contemporary Acadian artists, and artisans.

Genealogy of Rustico Acadian families – by appointment with genealogist, Theresa Gallant


Sept 3, 10, 17, 24


Thursday Lecture Series

All times 7:30 pm. Admission Fees Apply

Septmber 3: Earle Lockerby
Lecture: Samuel Holland and Island Acadians plus
Book Signing - “Samuel Holland His Work and Legacy on Prince Edward Island”

September 10: Tammy MacDonald
12,000 Years of Mi’kmaq History

September 17: Georges Arsenault
Historical Links between Rustico and
Saint-Pierre-et- Miquelon

September 24: George Dalton
Researching an Ancestor - Samuel Holland


Sept 5

11:30am: Harvesting of the Doucet House Heritage Gardens


Sept 12

11:30am: Harvesting of the Doucet House Heritage Gardens

9:30am to 3:30pm Basket Weaving Workshop with the Island Traditional Basket Weavers (pre-registration required)


Sept 19

11:30am: Harvesting of the Doucet House Heritage Gardens

11:30am to 1:00pm: Traditional Acadian Meal prepared by Arnold Smith
(pre-registration requested) plus Harvest Fair

The Friends of the Farmers’ Bank of Rustico wish to acknowledge the support of our partners The Department of Canadian Heritage (BCAH) and The Province of Prince Edward Island.



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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