Musée des Pionniers
DES PIONNIERS IN GRANDE-DIGUE
Situated at 468 route 530, exit 7 route 11
July to August 31st
, every day from 9am to 5 pm
Tel: (506) 532- 1572
museum was founded in 1988 to preserve artefacts. The first building was a a
chapel made in souvenir of the chapel built here in 1788. Then the museum acquired
and renovated a school(1880), a barn(1890) and a lighthouse(1912). These heritage
buildings now shelter artefacts, once, used by the pioneers. The pioneers were the
Acadians who, 20 years after the dispersion of 1755 were still searching for land and
a place to stay.
everything, they had to make tools, buildings and furniture, cultivate and
preserve the fruits of the land, know all the trades; they were ingeneous.
Moreover, they showed the trades to their children and grand children as a way to
survival. Although the ancestors favored basic education provided by the village
schools, for their children, it was remarkable to see how religious activities were
dominant in their everyday lives.
Living at a time when travel and hard work was done by
horse, it was not surprising but apalling
to see how,
for them, the horse was regarded as a
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