Wednesday, August 10, 2005

CBC Nova Scotia - Young Acadians seek break from the past

Report of symposium in Moncton on "Acadie and Modernity."

Winslow House hosts program on expulsion

Winslow House in Marshfield, MA:
" The Acadian Odyssey and New England's Role," Saturday, Oct. 1. Registration is 9:30 - 10 a.m. Program from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $30 (Members); $35 (Non-Members) Lunch included. To reserve, call 781- 837-5753. In 1755, British forces headed by Gen. John Winslow took part in the forced removal of the French farmers from the land they had renamed Nova Scotia. The "Grand Derangement," as it was known, resulted in the dispersal of the Acadians to the British colonies along the east coast, the Caribbean, Britain, and back to France. Their plight was made famous in Longfellow's epic poem Evangeline-but how accurate was this portrayal? What was the role played by New Englanders in this episode and what became of the Acadians? In observance of the campaign's 250th anniversary, examine the events that led to the extradition of these peoples and the aftereffects, both in Canada and in New England, and what role Mass. residents such as Gen. Winslow played in this saga.
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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Grand-Pre, the musical

New musical about Acadian exile will premiere in Lafayette, commissioned by the Acadian Cultural Center of the National Park Service.