WEST PUBNICO, NS - It was a day of festivities in the Municipality of Argyle on Aug. 15, with the historic Acadian Village of Nova Scotia and the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos (West Pubnico Museum) co-hosting National Acadian Day celebrations at the West Pubnico Museum.
Music, a barbecue, horse back riding, face painting, samples from the Acadian garden, genealogy research, and traditional crafting were among the activities on tap during the day. That evening a special Mass was held at Église Ste-Anne Church in St. Anne du Ruisseau.
The two organizations have been co-hosting National Acadian Day festivities for a few years now, said Bernice
, museum manager, noting the event really brings the community together to celebrate Acadian culture and heritage.
This year marks 250 years since the Acadians began to return to Nova Scotia in 1767, after being deported by the British in 1755.