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 Acadian Historical Village
The Acadian Historical Village (Village Historique Acadien) is an ambitious living history site, located on the Rivière- du-Nord near CARAQUET, NB. First opened in 1977, it interprets the history of New Brunswick's large Acadian population in the period from 1770 to 1890. The site includes over 20 restored or reconstructed 18th- and 19th-century buildings from Acadian communities around New Brunswick. Interpreters in period costumes introduce visitors to the way of life and distinctive culture of ACADIA.

The site is laid out to replicate a small rural settlement and includes several farmsteads, a grist mill, a tavern, a
general store, a school and a pioneer chapel among other buildings. The Village is noted for its special events which often involve demonstrations of traditional skills like horse shoeing, soap making or haying. The Village is open to the public from June to the end of August and then on a limited basis until early October.

Author: DEBORAH WELCH AND MICHAEL PAYNE
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