Shoemaker’s shop

The shoemaker’s shop at the Village Historique Acadien is a reproduction of a typical shop from the years 1900 to 1920 in Acadian centers of New Brunswick. Installed at first at the far end of the Village in the 1970s and 80s, it was relocated in the section portraying the 20th century in the early 2000s.

This little shoemaker’s shop from the rural areas is very simple, has no electricity and is equipped with rudimentary tooling. The shoemaker could make moccasins as well as repair shoes and boots. When a customer came into the shop, the shoemaker would sometimes make a casting of his foot, but more often he would use a wooden, or later a metal last.