December 7, 2022

Acadians

Church of Saint Peter – Cocagne
Churches, History

Church of Saint Peter – Cocagne

Nicolas Denys visited the Acadian coastal area in 1632 and accosted in a bay where he found an abundance of seafood and game; he named this place Cocagne. In 1767, the first Acadian families became established there and received their…

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Village Historique Acadien
Museum, History, Landmarks, Video

Village Historique Acadien

VillageHistorique Acadien is an historical reconstruction that portrays the way of life of Acadians between 1770 and 1949. It is located in Bertrand, 50 kilometres east of Bathurst and 130 kilometres north of Miramichi. More than 40 buildings are staffed…

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Tonge’s Island
Landmarks, History

Tonge’s Island

Tonge’s Island National Historic Site of Canada is located on a triangular section of land known as the Tantramar Marsh, near Sackville. An important Acadian settlement, the site consists of a low hill covered with brackish marshland, known as Tonge’s…

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Meductic
History, Aboriginal

Meductic

Meductic is a small village located along the Saint John River approximately 33 kilometers southeast of Woodstock.  Meductic Indian Village / Fort Meductic was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1924 because the fortified village of Meductic was the principal settlement of the Maliseet…

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