Miscouche in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces
Les Dix Conventions Nationales Acadiennes
The Ten Acadian National Conventions
De 1881 à 1937, les conventions ont favorisé l’éveil du sentiment national et l’affirmation du peuple acadien. Organisées par la Société nationale de l'Assomption, elles ont joué un rôle important dans la sauvegarde du français, l’acadianisation de l'Église et le développement de l'éducation, de l'agriculture, de la colonisation et de l’économie. La première convention eut lieu à Memramcook en 1881 et confirma le choix du 15 août comme fête nationale. La deuxième, tenue à Miscouche en 1884, dota les Acadiens de leurs deux plus puissants symboles : leur drapeau, le tricolore étoilé, et leur hymne, l'ave Maris Stella.
Between 1881 and 1937, these conventions fostered a national feeling among Acadians in all three Maritime provinces. Organized by the Societé nationale l’Assomption, they promoted Acadian influence in the Church and education, championed the use of the French language and encouraged development in agriculture, settlement and the economy. The first convention, at Memramcook in 1881, chose August 15 as the national holiday. The second, held at Miscouche in 1884,
Erected 2000 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 46° 25.943′ N, 63° 51.935′ W. Marker is in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker is on Main Drive East (Veteran's Memorial Highway) (Prince Edward Island Route 2) 0.2 kilometers east of Lady Slipper Drive North (Prince Edward Island Route 12), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located directly in front of the Acadian Museum, facing Main Drive East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Main Drive East, Miscouche PE C0B 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La fondation de Miscouche (within shouting distance of this marker); Les Acadiens de la baie de Malpèque (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Couvent Saint-Joseph et les religieuses de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); La Fanfare de Miscouche (about 120 meters away); La Convention nationale des Acadiens de 1884L'évolution du village de Miscouche (about 150 meters away); L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (about 150 meters away); L'économie (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miscouche.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Village of Miscouche
Also see . . . The Origins of the Acadian Flag and National Holiday: the Memramcook and Miscouche Conventions. These conventions are largely the foundation of what is modern Acadia today. The first two such events are of particular historical significance, since it was in Memramcook (1881) and then in Miscouche (1884), that the Acadians first asserted themselves as a people with a distinct national identity who were to be distinguished from the French Canadians. It was also then that they adopted national symbols which embodied their unique identity, including a patron saint, national holiday, flag and anthem. (Submitted on September 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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