Historical animation - Commemoration of the Expulsion of the Acadians

Date: 
Saturday, 28 July 2018, 17 h 45

(For this occasion, all the historic buildings will be closing at 5:30 pm.  A light lunch will be served at the Babineau Farm.  All guests are welcome)

On July 28, 1755, a group of Acadian delegates were summoned by Colonel Lawrence to his headquarters in Halifax. He demanded, in the name of their constituents, to take an unconditional oath of allegiance to the British Crown, which they refused. This event set forth the process leading a few months later to the Deportation of the Acadian population.  In 2006, the Canadian government proclaimed July 28 as the Day of Remembrance of the Deportation of the Acadians. Since then, in various places where Acadians now dwell, gatherings take place at a given hour for a moment of meditation. Visitors are invited to join the interpreters and staff of the Village who will march in procession to the chapel for a short ceremony.