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Acadian Days July 4 - July 30, 2016


July 4 to 30

  • Knowledgeable Interpreters in Period Costume

  • Exhibition Featuring Farm and Fishing Implements of the Past

  • Tour of Heritage Gardens

  • Genealogy of Rustico Acadian families – by Appointment with Theresa Gallant.  

  • Scavenger Hunt (10:00 am-12:00 pm)

  • Fridays: Stories by local Seniors                                                


July 4 - 30

2:00pm - 4:00 pm

  • Daily: Hot Apple cider served at Doucet House

  • Daily: Individual or Family Photographs taken in Traditional Acadian Costume at the Doucet House.
    (Fees Apply-Cash Only)

  • Mondays: Knitting Demonstrations by Shirley Gallant

Thursdays in July

5:30-9:00 pm
Admission Fees Apply

(Cash Only)

5:30 -7:15 pm Traditional Acadian dinner with Robert Pendergast prepared at the Outdoor Clay Bake Oven, plus Traditional Candle Making Demonstration. Pre-Registration Requested

7:30-9:00 pm Soirées:

  • July 7: Dino Dunsford

  • July 14: Teresa Doyle and Friends

  • July 21: Leon Gallant

  • July 28: Meaghan Blanchard

Prices for Meals and Soirées:

Members: Meals - $7, Soirées - $6, Both - $13
Non-Members: Meals - $10, Soirées - $8, Both - $18
Students: Meals - $7, Soirées - $6, Both - $13
6 & Under: Free

For more information, contact us at:,, or call 902-963-3168.

Air Conditioned and Wheelchair Accessible

The Friends of The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico wish to acknowledge the support of The Department of Canadian Heritage and the Province of Prince Edward Island.


June 1 – September 30, Mon-Sat, 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sun 11:00 am – 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.


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