Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Acadian Club Documentary

The Acadian Club Documentary--filmed during the 2004 Congres Mondial Acadien by Jeff deViller.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Events in Louisiana

I just received the newsletter of the Acadian Memorial, with news of the following events.

August 15, celebration of La Fette Nationale de L'Acadie in St. Martinville. Starts at 10:00, concludes with mass in French at St. Martin of Tours parish at 6:00.

August 27, Acadian Heritage Family Day at the Rayne Civic Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Confederation of Associations of Families Acadian, Inc. Ends with mass at 4:00.

Acadian History in Louisiana schools

8th grade social studies curriculum for Louisiana schools; Acadian history section begins on page 53.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Irish Elk on Acadian anniversary

Irish Elk toasts his Uncle Aubin Arsenault, first Acadian premier of a Canadian province (PEI).

Beaubassin a national site

Beaubassin a national site

A little family history

From New Brunswick to New England: The Story of an Acadian Family's Loss of Identity, by William J. Cork.

My review of Faragher

Faragher, John Mack. A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland. Reviewed by William J. Cork.

Acadian expulsion remembered in Boston

July 28 ceremony in Boston featured talk by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino.

Official 250th anniversary commemoration webpage

Commémoration du 250e anniversaire du Grand Dérangement.

Acadian memorial moved

Acadian memorial cross at Grand-Pre moved--this article says for historic purposes, but I wonder if it was really just for the convenience of the railroad.

In Macleans

Celebrations to commemorate 400 years since French settlers arrived in N.S..

Acadian Monument Unveiled on Halifax Waterfront

Acadian Monument Unveiled on Halifax Waterfront on July 28. | Acadians mark anniversary of mass deportation

CTV on Thursday events at Grand-Pre.

Commemorating the Great Upheaval

Commentary from the Boston Globe.

A culture devastated

Halifax Herald on the expulsion.

Beaubassin designated as national historic site of Canada

Beaubassin designated as national historic site of Canada.

Canadian government commemorates the expulsion

The Government of Canada commemorates the expulsion of the Acadians on July 28 at Grand-Pre.

250th Anniversary of Le Grand Derangement

2005 is the 250th Anniversary of Le Grand Derangement. There will be special events on August 15 and in September at the Acadian Memorial in Lafayette and at Grand-Pré.