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Acadian Museum

Musée Acadien

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Since April 1, 1996, the Acadian Museum has been one of the seven sites of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation, the province’s museum network. The Museum and Heritage Foundation of Prince Edward Island operates seven provincial museums and heritage sites, providing Islanders and visitors with the opportunity to discover our Island’s heritage and culture.


Its purpose is to “study, collect, preserve, interpret and protect the human and natural heritage of Prince Edward Island for the use, benefit and enjoyment of the people of the province.”

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"Among the Acadian museums visited, this one is certainly the clearest to explain the Acadian drama. Thank you for your warm welcome "

 

2024 La Petite Nyctale recipient
Clément Gallant

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Crédit photo: Jacinthe Laforest, La Voix acadienne

Text read during the presentation of La Petite Nyctale award to Clément Gallant (rough translation from French)

Good evening everyone,

 

This evening, I have the great pleasure of presenting our recipient for the 2024 La Petite Nyctale award.

 

This person is an Island Acadian who grew up in a large family of 14 children. Thanks to the Société Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin, he was able to do part of his studies in French in Quebec before coming back to the Island to study at St. Dunstan's University in science and education. 

 

He has been a teacher, school principal, trainer, has worked in the funeral home industry and carpentry, but has now spent many years devoted to researching regions in which he has lived, as well as his own family history. He does his research among his relatives, but also through consulting old newspapers, parish registers and archives, both public and private.

 

He has created a database of baptisms, weddings and funerals that happened in the parish of Rustico between 1812 and 1933.

 

What is most important, is that he shares this information generously in his own publications and through social media. 

His own publications include:

The memoirs, spiritual and daily journal entries of Clarisse Gallant

Memories of Oyster Bed Bridge

Scrapbook life in Oyster Bed Bridge in St. Augustine’s Parish

Letters of Domitien Gallant and Eugenie Martin from 1889-1892

Scrapbook of St. Augustine’s Parish

In his second marriage in 2020, he married Yvonne Doucette of Rustico and returns in this parish where he grew up. It's at this period of time that he decided to spend more time going through the parish records to make his genealogical database, which becomes a true treasure for a great number of researchers. He has already shared it with 150 people and we are very happy to have this extra tool for researchers. 

 

On a last note, I would like to mention that our recipient was a member of the Sister Antoinette DesRoches Historical Committee from 2008 to 2020.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in congratulating our recipient for La Petite Nyctale 2024, Clément Gallant. 

See below for the first edition of the Association du Musée acadien de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard's first bilingual newsletter of "La chouette acadienne".

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23 Main Dr E, Miscouche, PE C0B 1T0
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Business Hours

July and August :
Every day
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
September to June:
Tuesday to Friday
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sundays
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For the period from September to June, we ask that you call ahead or check our Facebook page since we may be closed for private events. 

Prices

Entrance fees to the Acadian Museum
of Prince Edward Island:

Adult: $ 7 + tax

Senior: $ 6 + tax
Student: $ 6 + tax
Family: $ 20 + tax
Group of adults: $ 5 + tax / person

Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage Foundation passport to all 7 sites: 

https://peimuseumshop.ca/collections/memberships-passes 

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23 Main Dr E, Miscouche, PE C0B 1T0

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(902) 432-2880

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