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Farmers’ Bank of Rustico Museum New Year’s Levee

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Friends of the Farmers’ Bank of Rustico invite you to join us to kick off a year of Celebrations at the Farmers’ Bank of Rustico Museum. We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of the Farmers’ Bank in 2014 with a brand new exhibition to view. Refreshments will be served.

Located at 2188 Church Road, Rustico, Route 243 North, off Route 6, next to St. Augustine’s Church.

For more information contact us at or 902-963-2194. Website:

This event is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage BCAH Program

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June 1 – September 30, Mon-Sat, 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sun 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2188 Church Road, Route 243 off Route 6, South Rustico

The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico, a National Historic Site, operated from 1864 to 1894 as the first people’s bank in Canada. Now a museum, an exhibition describes the settlement of the community by the Acadians, and the establishment of the bank by Father Georges-Antoine Belcourt and the Acadians of Rustic; the Farmers’ Bank also is the centre for a Genealogical Centre of Rustico Acadian families. Next door, The Doucet House (c. 1722), an Acadian log house offers interpretive programs.


The June 2013 Newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. A hard copy can be requested by contacting us. Previous newsletters are available to read here.

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