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Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de recherche

Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos

The Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos, the Father Clarence d’Entremont Research Centre and the Société historique acadienne de Pubnico-Ouest (Acadian Historical Society of West Pubnico) House was built in 1864.

In 1973, a group of devoted citizens from West Pubnico met and resolved to form a historical society in order to preserve their heritage. This organization is now known as the Société historique acadienne de Pubnico-Ouest (Acadian Historical Society of West Pubnico). Since its formation, it has been a very active organization. In 1977, it bought a house in village that it promptly transformed into a museum. Thanks to the support and donations from the community, as well as federal and provincial grants, the task of renovating the building progressed quickly. The museum compares favourably to others on the same scale. The artefacts come from various sources. Visitors seem to appreciate what has been accomplished to date. Since its official opening, the museum has acquired one of the most interesting collections of artefacts that provide a vivid experience of our ancestors of yesteryear.

In addition to household items, we find documents and writings from the 1790s that are of great interest to genealogists and historians.

In the new museum annex, we are proud to exhibit an interesting collection of more than 300 cameras and photography paraphernalia. The collection covers a hundred years of photographic history, including a gas-powered enlarger from circa 1895.

Musée des Acadiens des Pubnico, Father Clarence J. d’Entremont Archives and Société historique acadienne de Pubnico-Ouest. House built in 1864. Became the museum in 1977. The Archives (Centre de Recherche Père Clarence d’Entremont) are located on the second floor of the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de recherche annex. The archives primarily house the private collection of local historian Father Clarence J. d’Entremont, as well as other collections. Among the collections that can be found in the research centre, are over 5,000 library books and periodicals (historical and genealogical), genealogies, land grants, deeds, microfilms, maps, photographs, church records, etc.

Date: 1864

Reference:  Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos 1998.3-P2856

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