Video Deportation Exhibition

The Deportation of the Acadians of Île Saint-Jean :
A Remarkable Story of Courage and Determination

Exhibition produced by the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island in 2008 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Deportation of the Acadians of Île Saint-Jean (today’s Prince Edward Island), in 1758

Curated by historian Georges Arsenault, the exhibition featured several Acadians of 1758 or from the subsequent years who relate how the Deportation disrupted, even destroyed, their lives and those of their families. These individuals and their stories were represented by life-size mannequins and large canvasses, works by the artist Lucie B. Bellemare. The exhibition also included maps, artifacts from archeological digs, and charcoal portraits of Island Acadian ancestors.

VIDEO IN FRENCH:

Video of the exhibition on the Deportation narrated by historian Georges Arsenault. Video made by Daniel Arsenault.