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Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos

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Address: 898 Autoroute 335 | Pubnico-Ouest, Pubnico, Nova Scotia B0W 3S0, Canada
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+1 902-762-3380
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Sun 12:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Great Introduction to Acadians

What a pleasant surprise the Acadian museum was. Don't let the modest building fool you, as the museum is rich in heritage and pride. Our guide, Jennifer, is a descendant from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

What a pleasant surprise the Acadian museum was. Don't let the modest building fool you, as the museum is rich in heritage and pride. Our guide, Jennifer, is a descendant from the original settling families, and is a window into the history and heritage of the people. She gave us our first introduction to the Acadian culture, including a picture... More 

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Bernice M, General Manager at Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos, responded to this review

Thank you for your stop at the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos. Our history dates back to 1653. Many years of descendents, families and heritage to be proud to explain. More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We visited this small museum on the way to the nearby Arcadian historic village. It is packed full of interesting exhibits and the young man who took us round provided excellent explanations and commentary, linking the past with the present. Local ladies were also demonstrating the art of quilt-making - beautiful work.

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Bernice M, Manager at Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos. the ladies take pride in the hand quilting and their beautiful work. It is our pleasure to link Acadian history of the past to the present , as well as our family name : d'Entremont More 

Dartmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Staff were very knowledgeable, and the displays of artifacts were varied and well-laid out with clear bilingual labels. Even though my husband grew up in the village, we both learned some facts that we didn't know about the expulsion of his particular Acadian family. Museum shop had a good assortment of books and other souvenirs.

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Bernice M, Manager at Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos. It is a pleasure to see locals return to the museum to learn about their history. Acadian history and genealogy is wonderful. Hope to see you again at the museum More 

Truro, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very interesting. The young man that took us on the tour was very friendly and knowledgeable. Loved the items in the gift shop as we were looking for things for school.

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Bernice M, Manager at Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos. I am very glad you had a good tour of the museum. The gift shop has wonderful Acadian books and crafts made locally. Come and visit us again. More 

Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The museum/research centre is beside the Red Cap motel we stayed at. It was raining so we decided not to visit Le Village Historique Acadien. However, the tiny museum proved to be a very educational experience. It's packed with artifacts but displayed professionally. For those interested in reading up on Acadian history (as I am) the gift shop has numerous... More 

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Bernice M, Manager at Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. We are a small museum but hope to display the Acadian history of the area. Our research centre has many books and information on Acadian History and genealogy. Hope to see you in the future More 

Peyton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I came from Colorado to research my Pothier ancestors from Wedgeport. I was told that this museum was an good source of information. I was not disappointed. With the excellent help of the museum staff, I discovered many exciting details about my family. I learned that I was related to the d'Entremonts who are featured in Le Village historique acadien... More 

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Bernice M, Manager at Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos, responded to this review

It was very nice to see the links we can do in Acadian Genealogy. Glad we could help. See you in the futur More 

Pittsburgh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

The museum had a few things that were interesting including a printing press in the basement. It seemed to lack something because there was hardly any people contact. Be sure to pay the fee for both the museum and the village which is a short distance down the road. The Village is more interesting because you talk to a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

This museum offered both interesting things to view but geneology as well. I was most impressed with the display of the device placed inside the dykes to separate salt and fresh water to be able to utilize more land for farming. There were ladies quilting while we were there to provide a look back.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This charming museum contains numerous buildings celebrating the region's Acadian heritage and is peopled by local Acadians eager to share that heritage with the visitors. For me a highlight was a conversation in Acadian French, discussing some differences in grammar and vocabulary from international and Quebec French.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stopped at this local museum after visiting the historic Acadian Village; it is a nice small museum/heritage center about Acadian History & Culture. The staff is excellent; they’re very knowledgeable and can answer many questions. The museum also has a nice collection of some 15-20 duck (decoy-type) wood carvings which are very life-like made by a deceased local artist;... More 

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