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For over ten years, the Village Historique Acadien (VHA) has been touring the schools of New Brunswick during Heritage Week which is observed in February. This tour is in keeping 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 about 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 will hear 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. 
 

 

PROGRAMS OFFERED:
February and March
 
 
Nursery school, grades 1 and 2
 
Wool: "The Magic Spinning Wheel"
 
With stories and songs, children find out about the processing of wool.

Time: 40 minutes
Rates: $80 each presentation
   
Maximum group: 50 pupils

 


Grades 3 and 4
 
I learn how to make a hooked carpet 

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

Time: 45 minutes
Rates: $80 each presentation
   
Maximum group: 30 pupils


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

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


Grades 5 and 6
 
Dress: "Grandmother's Fashions"
 
Ti-Jules' daughter will explain to the pupils the various articles of clothing comprising the traditional costume.

  Time: 45 minutes
Rates: $80 each presentation
   
 Maximum group: 50 pupils 


Grades 7 and 8 

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

  Time: 45 minutes
Rates: $80 each presentation
   
Maximum group: 50 pupils


*MEALS AND TRAVEL EXPENSES MAY APPLY.

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