Archives, père Clarence d'Entremont (Les)Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de recherche
Acadian homestead c. 1864 furnished with antiques and artifacts depicting post expulsion Acadian history and culture. This Acadian home was acquired by the Société in 1977. The building is furnished with items loaned or donated by residents and former residents of the area. In addition to household items, toy exhibit, fishing and farming, religious objects, chapel, school & books, pictures and maps, Acadian history featuring copies of the original land grants dating 1770, 1771 and 1784.
The annex houses extensive Acadian archives, a display of over 300 cameras spanning one hundred years of photographic history, authentic “aboiteau”, original printing press and other exhibits. Various programs and events organized throughout the summer such as quilting bees, rug braiding, various exhibits and craftspeople demonstrating traditional crafts.
In the courtyard at the rear of the museum, a traditional Acadian garden features a showcase of herbs, vegetables, flowers and trees as planted by the first Acadians in their new environment.
Archives, père Clarence d'Entremont (Les)
The mandate is to support the three functions of the research centre: educate, preserve and administer. It is also the mission to make great efforts to preserve and promote the Acadian culture. The Research Centre is located in the annex of the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos. The centre has acquired a large collection of documents on Acadian history from historian Father Clarence d'Entremont.
The Research Centre houses a collection of genealogical documents on most of the local family names, original land deeds, complete set of local French newspaper, old photographs, diaries and local stories, correspondences, Fond Désiré d'Eon, founder of Nova Scotia's only French newspaper Le Petit Courrier, now Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Fond H. Léander d'Entremont and other smaller fonds. Included in the center are 5,000 books and periodicals in the library and also microfilms. Archives recognized by UNESCO.
Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos
et Centre de recherche
June 15 -September
Mon-Sat 9:00-5:00 pm
Sun 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
Remainder of the year by appointment
Archives père Clarence d'Entremont (Les)
Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30 pm
research: Thurs 9:00 am-4:30 pm
other times by appointment
Visitors and interested participants can join the Société historique acadienne de Pubnico-Ouest. Membership fee is $10.00 annually. Only members of the Society receive the newsletter.
Phone: (902) 762-2074
Chairperson of the Research Center
Phone: (902) 762-2655
Phone: (902) 762-2010
Children under 12 free
Group rates available
Bus tours welcome
Partially wheelchair accessible.
Special Group Tours Offered
Please contact for details.
Haying, circa 1911The circa 1864 homestead features a large room, the kitchen area, the heart of family life. Exhibited in the kitchen are tools and basic cooking utensils, used by Acadian kitchen, circa 1864
Scope of Holdings
Family files and publications, genealogies, charts; vital statistics; microfilms; journals, diaries; scrapbooks & photo albums; cemetery inscriptions; census records; special collections for area: Acadian history; library of local history; local newspapers (various).
Extent of Holdings
Founding Family Names
1650 - Predeportation -Mius-d'Entremont Duon Amirault Belliveau
LeBlanc Surette Comeau Bourque Doucette Pothier Amirault, Babin, Belliveau, Blanchard, Boudreau, Bourque, Boutier, Clermont, Comeau, Corporon, Cottreau, d'Entremont, Deveau, Devilliers, Doty, Doucet, Dugas, Dulain, Duon, Fitzgerald, Frontain, Gaudet, Hubbard, Jacquard, Landry, LeBlanc, LeFebvre, Melanson, Mius, Morris, Moulaison, Pothier, Robichaud, Saulnier, Surette, Thériault, Thibault, Thibodeau, Vacon,
In person at the Center: Research fee is $5.00 per day for non-members
(free for members of the Société historique acadienne de Pubnico-Ouest)
The Research center responds to research inquiries. Query by mail or email $20.00/hr. Local researchers are available for hire.
Photocopying service 25¢
Scope of Holdings
The collection consists of images of people, places and events in the community of West Pubnico. Acadian historical subjects of West Pubnico including Simon d'Entremont, first Acadian representative in Nova Scotia Legislature in Halifax in 1836.
Extent of Holdings
Photocopying or photographic reproduction services are available. Fees quoted upon request.
1994.2-f1 CMBA Fonds
(Catholic Mutual Benefit Association) (Anglais)
1997.3-f2 Désiré d'Eon Fonds (French)
1997.3-f3 La Société historique acadienne de Pubnico-Ouest Fonds (Anglais)
1997.3-f4 Le Petit Courrier Fonds (Anglais)
2001.97-f5 H. Léander d'Entremont Fonds (Anglais)
2001.97-f6 Hector d'Entremont Fonds (Anglais)
2001.97-f7 Ambroise Amiro Fonds (Anglais)
1998.3-f8 & 2001.97-f8 James d'Entremont Fonds (Anglais)
2001.97-f9 Silvain d'Entremont Fonds (Anglais)
2001.97-f10 Port of Pubnico Fonds (Anglais)
1998.3-f11 Clarence d'Entremont Fonds (French)
1998.3-f12 Guillaume d'Entremont Fonds (French)
1998.3-f13 Estelle (d'Entremont) d'Eon Fonds (Anglais)
1998.3-f14 père Henri Semery Fonds (French)
1998.3-f15 Dr. Albert Charles Poirier Fonds (Anglais)
1998.3-f16 Sylvain Pothier Fonds (Anglais)
1998.3-f17 Capt. Louis Anaclet LeBlanc Fonds (Anglais)
1998.3-f18 Raymond d'Entremont Fonds (Anglais)
1998.3-f19 West Pubnico Wharf-Grand Quai Fonds (Anglais)
1998.3-f20 François (Frank) Ephraim d'Entremont Fonds (Anglais)
1998.3-f21 &2002.38-f21 Blanche E. d'Entremont Fonds (Anglais)
2003.3-f22 La Société l'Assomption - Surccusale d'Eon #82 Fonds
1998.3-f23 Gervais d'Entremont Fonds (French)
2004.24-f24 Joan Campbell Fonds (French)
click here for photos of the headstones and monuments in the cemetery at St. Peters Church, West Pubnico
St Peters Cemetery, Middle West Pubnico
Immaculate Conception East Pubnico
Old Cemetery, Lower West Pubnico
Additional Fee Information
Publication: Fees quotes upon request.