We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Farmers’ Bank of Rustico all year long with special activities.
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico (1864-1894) Museum and Doucet House (Circa 1772) Acadian Days July 26 to August 22, 2014.
Saturday, July 26
Hot Apple Cider plus traditional candle making demonstrations at the traditional outdoor clay bake oven.
Sunday, July 27
Hot Apple Cider plus traditional candle making demonstrations at the outdoor clay bake oven.
Photo Booth with Central Coastal Tourism.
Exhibition featuring traditional Acadian textiles, crafts and artwork.
Knowledgeable interpreters in period costume.
By Appointment 1-3 PM
July 28, 30, AugUST 1,5,7,11,13,15,19,21
Genealogy of Acadian families of Rustico with Theresa Gallant
Monday & Wednesday 1:30- 3:30 pm | July 28, 30, August 4,6,11,13,18,20
Demonstration in Doucet House of traditional Candle Making and Apple Sauce preparation and knitting.
Tuesday & Friday: 1:30- 3:30 pm | July 29, 31, August.5,7,12,14,19,21
Individual or Family Photographs taken wearing traditional Acadian costumes at the Doucet House
Thursday: July 31 , Aug 7, 14, 21 5-9pm
5-7 pm Traditional Acadian Meal prepared at the outdoor Bake oven with charismatic chef Robert Pendergast and accordion music with Camilla Arsenault.
7-7:30 pm Tour of the Farmers’ Bank Museum
7:30- 9 pm July 31:Acadian Soiree with Monique & Andy Doucette and Katelyn Gallant
7:30- 9 pm Aug 7: Lecture on Seaside Hotel by Richard Newson
7:30- 9pm Aug.14 : Acadian Soiree with Roy Johnstone & Robert Arsenault and Evangeline Step dancers
7:30-9pm Meet the Artists of the Exhibition featuring traditional Acadian textiles, crafts and artwork with Saxophone background music provided by Todd Mac Lean and a basket weaving demonstration by Island Traditional Basket Weavers.
Friday, August 15 | National Acadian Day
11:30 Raising of Canadian and Acadian Flags.
11:30- 12:30 pm: Traditional Acadian fish dish prepared by Robert Pendergast, with celebration cake, and traditional Accordion Music.
Photo Booth with Central Coastal Tourism and Single or Family Photographs taken wearing traditional Acadian costumes
Saturday, 10-12 noon ] August 2,9,16
August 2 Traditional Art and Craft Making for Children
August 9 Tour of Doucet House Heritage Vegetable Garden
August 16 Scavenger Hunt of Doucet House and Heritage Vegetable Garden Traditional Handcraft Demonstrations
Sunday, 1:30-3:30 pm | August 3,10,17
Traditional Handcraft Demonstrations