Nova Scotia Archives

This is Our Home: Acadians of Nova Scotia

A virtual exhibit celebrating the Acadian Experience in Nova Scotia over the past 150 years. Three dozen heritage photographs tell the story of reliance upon the land and sea, document the record of built heritage, provide insight into social activities, and showcase traditional dress and handcrafts — especially the world-famous Cheticamp hooked rug. Also see our other Acadian Virtual Archives


Where the Acadians embarked for deportation, Grand Pre, Kings Co., N.S.

Date: 193-?

Photographer: Clara Dennis

Reference: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives 1981-541 no. 746


Acadians at Grand Pre

Date: ca. 1955

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 9764


Acadian Bicentennial

Date: 1955

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 9702


General view of Saulnierville area, Meteghan

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  Photo Collection: Places - Meteghan (Saulnierville area) - General view


Acadian women

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  Photo Collection: People - Acadian French Women


Windmill and House, Saulnierville

Date: ca. 1915?

Photographer: Paul Yates

Reference: Paul Yates, Annapolis County Historic Restoration Society Nova Scotia Archives 1988-269.1.1 no. 551


The Hotel, Comeauville, N.S.

Date: ca. 193-?

Photographer: Clara Dennis

Reference: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives 1981-541 no. 343


Church at St. Bernard, Digby Co., N.S.

Date: 193-?

Photographer: Clara Dennis

Reference: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives 1981-541 no. 465


Saint Mary’s Church at Church Point

Date: ca. 1948

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 3860


Clare Festival, Church Point with Université Ste.-Anne in background

Date: ca. 1958

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 12221


Fisherman's Rosary, St. Alphonsé, between the Roman Catholic Church and Rectory

Date: 1960

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  Photo Collection: Places: Church Point - Churches - Fisherman's Rosary


Comeau Fish Plant, Saulnierville

Date: ca. 1960

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 14139


La Vielle Maison, Meteghan, N.S., one of the oldest Acadian houses on the ‘French Shore’

Date: ca. 1960

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  Photo Collection: Places - Meteghan - Houses - La Vielle Maison


Dancers – Robichaud House, Clare

Date: August 1969

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 24249


Three old Frenchmen at Pubnico

Date: 193-?

Photographer: Clara Dennis

Reference: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives 1983-468 no. 115


Fish drying on flakes, West Pubnico

Date: ca. 1951

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 6632


Spreading Irish Moss to Dry at West Pubnico

Date: ca. 1956

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 10865


Mending nets, West Pubnico

Date: ca. 1956

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 10864


L’Ardoise

Date: 193-?

Photographer: Clara Dennis

Reference: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives 1981-541 no. 677


Larrys River, Guysborough Co. N.S.

Photographer: Rev. A.H. Cormier

Reference: Buckley Family Nova Scotia Archives 1985-386 no. 462


Acadian woman, Chezzetcook, with basket of eggs and hand-knit woolen socks

Date: June 1856

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  NSARM Photo Collection: People - Acadian French Women


Old type of windmill use[d] for grinding grain at French Acadian settlement at West Chezzetcook. Hx. Co., N.S. (8 sails; 4 of them boarded over, & 4 for canvas)

Date: 1 June 1930

Photographer: Allen Fraser

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  NSARM Photo Collection: Agriculture - Windmill


Oldest store in Arichat, C.B., Thomas J. Boudreau

Date: ca. 193-?

Photographer: Clara Dennis

Reference: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives 1981-541 no. 332


Haying near River Bourgeous [Bourgeois], Cape Breton

Date: ca.1951

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 6268


Cheticamp

Date: ca. 1955

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 9724


Unloading record catch of herring at Cheticamp

Date: ca. 1955

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 9285


Unloading record catch of herring at Cheticamp

Date: ca. 1955

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 9287


Packing lobster in factory near Cheticamp

Date: ca. 1959

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 13393


Lobster factory near Cheticamp

Date: ca. 1959

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 13392


Mat, Belle Marsh near Cheticamp C.B., Mrs. Joseph Chaission [Chaisson]

Date: 193-?

Photographer: Clara Dennis

Reference: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives 1981-541 no. 12


Hooking famous Cheticamp rug

Date: ca. 1959

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 13104


Outlining Cheticamp rug

Date: ca. 1959

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 13103


Dying wool for famous Cheticamp rugs

Date: ca. 1959

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 13102


Tourists stop to buy famous Cheticamp rugs

Date: ca. 1959

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 13109


Selling hooked rugs at Cheticamp

Date: ca. 1963

Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service

Reference: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS 17039


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