Unearthing the past

New archaeology exhibit at Acadian Museum

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Islanders and visitors can learn more about four important Island archaeological sites at the Acadian Museum of PEI in Miscouche.

In partnership with the PEI Archaeology Office, the Acadian Museum of PEI will host a new multi-sensory exhibit showcasing over 300 years of Acadian cultural history. The new exhibit, Unearthing the past: Archaeological Discoveries of Prince Edward Island, will include interactive videos and displays, hands-on activities, and information panels on four important historical sites: Pointe-Aux-Vieux, Havre Saint-Pierre, Nikani-ika’taqank and Pitaweikek.

“We are very excited to share this exhibition, as it literally digs deep into our past. Islanders rarely have an opportunity to experience first-hand their province‘s archaeological heritage, but this exhibition allows us to do exactly that. It connects us to a fascinating history, which until recently was hidden just underneath our feet,” shares Matthew McRae, executive director of PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation.

Unearthing the past will be on view until February 28 at the Acadian Museum of PEI, 23 Main Dr E, Miscouche. museeacadien.org