Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation
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.”
Association of the Acadian Museum inc.
From 1964 to March 31, 1996, the Association du Musée acadien inc. administered the Musée acadien and the Centre de recherche acadien de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard.
On April 1, 1996, the Musée acadien de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard became one of the seven sites of the provincial Museum and Heritage Foundation network. Since then, the Association du Musée acadien inc. plays an advisory and supporting role with the Musée acadien. However, the Association still administers the Centre de recherche acadien de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard.
The Association du Musée acadien inc. is a non-profit organization with members from the six Acadian regions of Prince Edward Island: West Prince, Evangeline, Summerside-Miscouche, Rustico, Charlottetown and Souris. Anybody or any organization wishing to participate in the work of the Association can become a member. At the annual meetings, the members elect the ten members of the Board of Directors who then elect the Executive.
Sister Antoinette DesRoches Historical Committee
The Comité historique Soeur-Antoinette-DesRoches is a subcommittee of the Association du Musée acadien inc. Founded in 2000, the Committee established as its objective “the promotion, research and dissemination of Acadian history, as well as the protection of Acadian heritage.”