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National Acadian Day (15 August)

Original title:  Poster for the second Acadian national convention in Miscouche, 1884

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To celebrate National Acadian Day (Fête nationale de l’Acadie) on 15 August the Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB/DBC) invites you to visit our thematic gallery “The Acadians.” This collection focuses on Acadians of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and includes sections on topics such as rebuilding and economic adaptation after the deportation, the roles of religious leaders, the development of elementary and higher education, the parts played by those who took political action, the importance of the nationalist movement, and more.

The biographies presented in “Acadians of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries” provide rich insights into an important period in Canadian history, and we invite you to discover the stories they tell and the broader themes they illustrate.