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Acadian Days at Farmer's Bank

Farmers' Bank of Rustico Museum and Doucet House

Friday, July 21, 2017, 10:00am

Daily talk from 10 am–12 pm and scavenger hunt from 2–4 pm | July 14 discussion on Father Georges–Antoine Belcourt followed by short film | June 22 children's activities | Traditional Acadian Dinner from 5:30–7:15 pm with Chef Robert Pendergast followed by a Soirée from 7:30–9 pm with Dino Dunsford (July 11), Allison Blacquiere (July 13), Michael Pendergast (July 21), and Meaghan Blanchard (July 27)

Acadian Days are held at The Farmers’ Bank in Rustico July 4 to 30.

An exhibition features artifacts from the past century, farm implements from the past and of three Acadian Flags. Interpreters will be on hand in period costumes. Genealogy of Rustico Acadian Families can be explored by appointment with Theresa Gallant. Activities include tours of the Heritage Garden, a short talk on the history of St. Augustine’s Church from 10 am to 12 pm and a scavenger hunt from 2 to 4 pm. Hot apple cider and cookies are served at the Doucet House. Individual or family photographs can be taken wearing traditional Acadian costumes at the Doucet House. On Tuesdays knitting demonstrations take place with Shirley Gallant.

July 14 a discussion on Father Georges-Antoine Belcourt (parish priest and owner of the first car on PEI) will be followed by a short film.

June 22 children’s activities in the afternoon will include games, snacks and a visit to Fr. Raj’s chickens.

July 11, 13, 21, and 27 from 5:30 to 7:15 pm enjoy a Traditional Acadian Dinner with Chef Robert Pendergast prepared at the outdoor clay bake oven (pre-registration requested) followed by a Soirée from 7:30–9:00 pm with Dino Dunsford (July 11), Allison Blacquiere (July 13), Michael Pendergast (July 21) and Meaghan Blanchard (July 27).

Farmers’ Bank is located at Church Road, Route 243 North, adjacent to St. Augustine’s Church in Rustico.


Location Details:

Farmers' Bank of Rustico Museum and Doucet House
2188 Church Road
South Rustico

(902) 963-3168

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