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24 June 1866 Father George Belcourt debuts his horseless carriage at a St. Jean Baptiste Day picnic in Rustico, thus becoming the first Canadian motorist, the first to buy a car, and the first to import one. He is also the first to have a car accident when he fails to negotiate a turn and goes off the road. The machine is retired.
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Acadian Museum Events and Exhibits

Summer Exhibition “Miscouche of Bygone Days’’

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the parish of Miscouche (1817-2017), the Acadian Museum presents an exhibition of numerous photos and artifacts from its collection to illustrate the rich history as well as the social and cultural life of the villages of Miscouche and St. Nicholas.

The exhibition will be on display until the end of the year.



Photo caption (left to right): Yvonne Poirier (1908 - 2009), Corinne DesRoches (1904 - 2006) and Clarisse Poirier (1909 - 2008). Photo taken in Miscouche circa 1929. Collection Sylvia Poirier.

Tuesday Talks at the Acadian Museum 

Tuesday Evenings at 7:30pm in July to August


The 13th edition of the popular Tuesday Talks at the Acadian Museum will begin on July 4 and will run until the August 8. Three of the presentations will be given in French and three in English.

  •  4 juillet / July 4  (En français / In French) « Le Dr Reid et Bernice Reid : au service de leur communauté » Invités / Guests: Claudette Arsenault, Deanna Gallant, Jean-Paul Arsenault    
  • 11 juillet / July 11 (En anglais / In English)  “Remembering Miscouche of Bygone Days” Invités / Guests: Julia Albert, Armand DesRoches, Cliff Poirier    
  • 18 juillet / July 18 (En français / In French) « “J’ai eu mon corset et on a mis Eric en culottes” : le journal de Céline à Ben Frank »   Invité / Guest: Georges Arsenault    
  • 25 juillet / July 25 (En anglais / In English) “The DesRoches: An Acadian Pioneer Family on the Island” Invité / Guest: Georges Arsenault    
  • 1 août / August 1 (En français / In French) « Ce que nous racontent les cimetières » Invitée / Guest: Sally Ross   
  •  8 août / August 8 (En anglais / In English) “Potholes, Roadblocks and Dangerous Curves: Prince Edward Island and the Road to Confederation”   Invité / Guest: Ed MacDonald    

Entrée gratuite. Les dons sont appréciés. Free admission. Donations are appreciated.  
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