2011 Events

Beaconsfield Historic House presents “Walking With the Ancestors: Archaeological Investigations at an 18th Century Acadian Farmstead in Western Prince Edward Island”, a lecture by Dr. Helen Kristmanson.

Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30pm
The Carriage House at Beaconsfield Historic House
2 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Admission: $5

In 1728 a few Acadian families packed their belongings and said goodbye to their mainland homes. Their destination was Malpeque Bay, western Prince Edward Island, which at the time was resident only to the Island’s Mi’kmaq population. Over the next three decades the small Acadian presence grew into a farming settlement called Malpeque which by 1752 consisted of thirty-two households. Dr. Kristmanson, Director of Aboriginal Affairs & Archaeology with the provincial Department of Health and Wellness, will share the results of three seasons of archaeological investigations at one of these houses known today as the Pointe aux Vieux site (CdDx-5).

2010 Events

  • August 10th, 7:30 PM at the Acadian Museum, Miscouche -Presentation by Provincial Archaeologist Dr. Helen Kristmanson, titled “Archaeological Investigations of an 18th Century Acadian Farmstead at Pointe-aux-Vieux (near Port Hill)”



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