Nova Scotia certainly does have some wonderful museums. This last week Norma and I were visited by Theo, our Grandson, (and his Mom and Dad), and so we decided to have an outing to Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse in Pubnico. It was a good decision.
Le Village, as it’s known locally, is a 17 acre recreated village set to be as things were at the turn of the century, so about 1900. The tour starts with a very nice visitor centre where the layout and thinking is explained, and then goes from an old farmhouse, into a blacksmith’s shop, then a visit to the fishmonger and then a boatbuilder and a fisherman repairing his nets on the wharf. All the interpreters are dressed in period gear, and give a wonderful explanation of their piece of life as it would have been more than 100 years ago.
Theo loved the whole experience and was particularly thrilled to receive a handmade nail from the blacksmith. This kind of living museum really helps kids understand history, in this case life along the Acadian shore of Nova Scotia back before electricity, running water and phones. The conversations with Theo in the car on the way home showed he took in much more than one might think – a tribute to the Museum and its efforts.
The image this week is at the entrance to Le Village, the view is wonderful, and there are nice walking trails along the farmlands, where one can spot a cow or two and if lucky a calf! I have more images on my Facebook page this week showing some of the interpreters at work.
I highly recommend this museum, a great site in Nova Scotia’s Museum system.