© 2016 par Bianca Cadieux

Who are the Acadians in South-East New Brunswick? The network’s eight museums and their communities will help you understand the builders of the past and of the present!

From Memramcook to Bouctouche, from the bore to the strait, “build” your own experience by visiting the museums and communities of the Francophone Network of the Museums of South-Eastern New Brunswick!

Enjoy an Acadian Experience! And don’t forget to share your adventures and encounters using the hashtag #RFMSE.

« Les musées sont les endroits les plus vivants du monde. On dirait une concentration d'humanité. »

-Fernand Ouellette

A museum network is a group of interdependent museums, human resources and individuals. It’s a collaborative gathering that makes it possible to have a shared identity while also respecting the individual identity of museums and their communities.

After many consultations, the Cultural Policy for New Brunswick was launched in February 2002. In line with the concerns expresses by several museum representatives, the Government of New Brunswick created a network of museums by dividing the province in nine cultural zones, thus giving museums opportunities to network among one another.

The Francophone museum network of South-Eastern New Brunswick consists of eight museums: the Historical Society of the Memramcook Valley, the Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton, the NDSC Heritage Room, the Pascal-Poirier Historic House, the Historic Church of Saint-Henri-de-Barachois, the Smokehouse Museum, the Grande-Digue Pioneers Museum and the Kent Museum. This is a network of museums based on museum and community cooperation as well as sharing knowledge and expertise.

Each museum is unique and features the various aspects of past and present Acadians. The Network brings together the museums’ strengths and those of their communities to increase visibility among visitors.