Village Historique Acadien

Village Historique Acadien among top 10 living history sites in North America (10/01/29)

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Jan. 29, 2010

RIVIÈRE-DU-NORD (CNB) - The Village Historique Acadien (VHA) is one of the top 10 living history sites in North America.

This classification was established by the prestigious grandparents.com website. Receiving more than 300,000 visits per month, the website suggests activities grandparents can do with their grandchildren. Having made this top 10 list as a place to discover, indicates the VHA is seen as a destination for all ages, as much fun for children as it is for parents and grandparents.

"Our presence on this list provides wonderful visibility for the Village and is proof of the enthusiasm generated by our interpreters, since they are able to hold the attention of people of all generations," said Clarence LeBreton, executive director of the VHA and assistant deputy minister of tourism and parks.

Other major historic sites on the list include Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Va.; Lincoln New Salem State Historic Site near Springfield, Ill.; and Old Alabama Town in Montgomery, Ala.

Open since 1977, the VHA strives to portray the lives of Acadians between 1770 and 1939. More than 40 original buildings are staffed by interpreters in period costumes who bring the ancestral customs and traditional trades back to life.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Myriam Léger, Public Relations Officer, Village Historique Acadien, 506-726-2600

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