Visitors can also view a temporary exhibition featuring various aspects of Acadian life, then and now. The Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island produces annually two or three of these temporary exhibitions which enhance greatly the visitors’ experience. The Acadian Museum also occasionally displays traveling exhibitions.
PRESENTLY ON DISPLAY
Exhibition on Acadian Dance in Prince Edward Island
The exhibition “Dansez: Acadian Dance Traditions on Prince Edward Island, Past and Present’’ will be on display at the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island, in Miscouche, until December 2016.
From the kitchen to the stage and everywhere in between, Acadian dance traditions echo through the ages, passed from generation to generation, from person to person. The exhibition presents an experience of the joy and vitality of Acadian dance, past and present, through numerous photos, video and audio clips of Island Acadian dancers and musicians, and even an opportunity to learn a few step dancing steps!
The exhibition has been curated by ethnomusicologist Meghan Forsyth, from Memorial University, NFLD, in partnership with the Acadian Museum of P.E.I.
The Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island is open year round. Visiting hours are Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In July and August, the Acadian Museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information: (902) 432-2880.
The Acadian Museum of P.E.I. is located in Miscouche, on Route 2, 10 km west of the city of Summerside.
Albénie Arsenault (1881–1979), of Saint-Gilbert, Prince Edward Island, step dances at the Egmont Bay and Mont-Carmel Agricultural Exhibition, in 1965. (Collection Yvonne Gallant)
Visit also the website “Dansez’’ at www.danseacadienne.ca.