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For over ten years, the Village Historique Acadien (VHA) has been touring schools of New Brunswick during Heritage Week taking place in February. This tour tallies with the mission of the VHA, which is to promote and make Acadian heritage and culture accessible.

Interpreters in period costumes visit schoolchildren with trunks filled with accessories and stories related to our ancestors.  Youngsters will have an opportunity to relive the customs and beliefs of yesteryear, in the classroom.

This program, both entertaining and educational, is offered from kindergarten to grade 8 and answers the respective needs of each age group. The youngest will learn how to make rugs whereas 7th and 8th grades will learn about the first Acadian settlers.

These sessions differ from conventional history classes by their visual support and the energy of the interpreters who know how to capture kids' attention. 

February and March

Nursery school, grades 1 and 2
Theme:  Wool: "The Magic Spinning Wheel"
With stories and songs, children will learn the processing of wool.

Duration: 40 minutes
Rates: $80 each presentation
Maximum group: 50


Grades 3 and 4
Theme:  I learn how to make a hooked rug

Children will learn the history of the hooked rug and how to make one.

Duration: 45 minutes
Rates: $80 each presentation
Maximum group: 30

Theme:  The Farm: "Ti-Jules à Arthur's Daughter"

With her knowledge of farm life, our "farmer's daughter" will introduce the children to agricultural products of the 19th century and their utilities.
  Duration: 45 minutes
Rates: $80 each presentation
Maximum group: 50 pupils

Grades 5 and 6
Theme:  Clothing: "Grandmother's Fashion"
Ti-Jules' daughter will explain various facets of traditional costumes.

  Duration: 45 minutes
Rates: $80 each presentation
 Maximum group: 50 

Grades 7 and 8 

"The Acadian as a European"
This theme aims to demonstrate how Acadian settlers adapted to their environment.

  Duration: 45 minutes
Rates: $80 each presentation
Maximum group: 50


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