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Today in Island History
1850 The brig Fanny, carrying 43 eager Island gold-seekers, arrives in San Francisco. Their departure seized the imagination of the whole colony. But there will be no fortunes for the Fanny's prospectors in the gold fields.
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Acadian Museum Events and Exhibits


Exhibition on Island Acadian Dance
Until May 2017



Dansez: Acadian Dance Traditions on Prince Edward Island, Past and Present


Permanent Exhibition and Video

The    Acadian Museum's permanent exhibit and vieo present an excellent overview of the French settlement on Ile Saint-Jean (Prince Edward Island) in the 1700's, the tragic events of the deprotation in 1758, the return of some acadian families and the founding of the new settlements, and a glimpse of today's dynamic Island Acian culture.    




Search over 30,000 index cards of baptisms, marriages and burials of the Acadians of Prince Edward Island.Consult numerous family files, indexes, books, documents and photos. Experienced staff on hand will guide you through the labyrinth of Acadian genealogy.

Acadian Gift Shop

Browse in the gift shop for Acadian books, music, CDs, flags, pins, and a  variety of other souvenirs.