In the decades following their expulsion from the Maritimes preceding the French and Indian War, many Acadians made their way home and began rebuilding new lives with a distinctive culture.
English speaking settlers also increased in this era. Some came from the United States. Others crossed from Europe. Some of their personal items are part of the collection here.
An illustration on a wall features a familiar place, though the scale seems off. The Rideau Canal as it would have appeared in its early years, circa the 1830s, is seen here, with the Commissariat that now serves as home to the Bytown Museum at its centre. But what is today Parliament Hill (and what at the time would have been called Barracks Hill) is shorter than it actually is, and barren of tree life.
More artifacts of the times.
An interesting story and a fine collection of artefacts.ReplyDelete
How a nation is born...ReplyDelete
Wonderful exhibit. I like the painting of the Rideau Canal.ReplyDelete
Have a happy new week!
I was happy to travel though Acadia over the last couple of weeks.ReplyDelete
Uma bela exposição.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Always nice to find out where people came from and their artefacts.ReplyDelete
Interesting history and great exhibits.ReplyDelete
They certainly have some fascinating artifacts in that museum.ReplyDelete
That’s a big cradle.ReplyDelete
...an interesting history that I didn't know.ReplyDelete
@John: I think so.ReplyDelete
@Italiafinlandia: with many interwoven stories.
@Eileen: thank you.
@David: lucky you.
@Sami: it is.ReplyDelete
@Gemel: they do.
@Tom: it's not as taught here as ought to be.
They have so many wonderful displays there!ReplyDelete
A wonderful exhibit.ReplyDelete
I'm always amazed at pottery and china that has survived the ages.ReplyDelete
The museum has a nice wide collection.ReplyDelete
The Acadian situation is quite distressing. It must have been quite a journey to return.ReplyDelete
Nice exhibit, the cradle appears large and comfortable.ReplyDelete
Colorful exhibit ~ neat photos and post ~ReplyDelete
Living in the moment,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
I liked this exhibit.ReplyDelete
On a visit New Orleans in Louisiana, USA, we learned all about the plight of the Arcadians who were made to flee from Canada by the strict English Pilgrims, and how many settled in New Orleans. It seem being a refugee has been the story of mankind.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: they do.ReplyDelete
@Bill: very much so.
@Sharon: mostly it does not.
@Jan: it does indeed.
@Anvilcloud: it was.
@Maywyn: the stories it could tell.
@Carol: thank you.
@Catarina: me too.
@Pat: Cajuns are a legacy of the Acadians.
Me he fijado, en esas vajillas, que seguramente debieron ser las más lujosas de esa época.ReplyDelete
These settlers were brave, hard working and creative. They had to make many things that they didn't have.ReplyDelete
That coverlet is beautiful. There is a spinning wheel on which the wool may have been spun, but not the loom to weave it.ReplyDelete
You'd appreciate that.Delete
I often look around and wonder who came through ages ago. I cannot imagine traveling across the ocean, either.ReplyDelete
It would be quite a journey.Delete
There are some fascinating artifacts in this section.ReplyDelete