|January 26, 1964||Founding of the Association du Musée acadien incorporée.
Dr. J.-Aubin Doiron, Founding President.
Sister Antoinette DesRoches, c.n.d., Secretary.
|Spring of 1964||Construction of a log building.|
|August 25, 1964||Official opening of the Acadian Museum.|
|1964-1978||Sister Antoinette DesRoches, c.n.d., first Director and person responsible for the acquisition of a large part of the collection; volunteer for 14 years.|
|1978-1985||Sister Marguerite Richard, c.n.d., second Director and person responsible for the genealogical project of 30,000 index cards, as well as coming up with the funds for a planning study; volunteer for 7 years.|
|1984||The Lord Report: a planning study by Barry Lord, Consultant.
One of the recommendations: the construction of a new museum.
|1984||The cataloguing of artifacts begins as a result of projects funded by Employment and Immigration Canada.|
|1985-1986||Murielle Arsenault, first paid Director, is hired under an Employment and Immigration Canada project.|
|1985||First permanent exhibit on the Island Acadians.|
|1985||Founding of the Centre for Acadian Research of Prince Edward Island.
Georges Arsenault, first paid Director, is hired on a part-time basis under a Department of the Secretary of State of Canada 6-month project.
|1987||The classification of archives begins under Canadian Council of Archives projects.|
|1987||Fundraiser to establish a trust fund of which only the interest will be used for the Acadian Museum’s operations.|
|1988||First government operating grant under the Canada/Prince Edward Island General Agreement on the Promotion of Official Languages allowing, for the first time, the hiring of 2 full-time employees and the opening of the Museum year round.
Cécile Gallant is hired as Executive Director, and Angèle Barriault, as Administrative Secretary.
|1988||Measures are taken under the chairmanship of J.-Edmond Arsenault to obtain the necessary funding for the construction of a new museum.|
|1990||Federal-provincial funding is obtained to accommodate the Museum in a new building.|
|October 3, 1990||Construction of the new Acadian Museum gets under way.|
|July 22, 1991||The new Acadian Museum welcomes its first visitors.|
|April 24, 1992||Official opening of the new Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island.|
|April 1, 1996||The Acadian Museum becomes part of the Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage Foundation.|
|1998||Creation of a Web site for the Acadian Museum & Centre for Acadian Research.
Participation in a first virtual exhibit on the Internet.