Georges Arsenault

It is with pleasure that articles and writings entitled
....from the Pen of Georges Arsenault
will be a regular part of the Acadian Ancestral Home.
Thank you Georges!

Historian and folklorist Georges Arsenault was born in Abram's Village, Prince Edward Island. He holds a B.Soc.Sc. degree in Political Science from Université de Moncton and a M.A. degree in folklore from Université Laval.

He has published extensively on the folklore and history of the Acadians of Prince Edward Island. His main publications are: The Island Acadians, 1720-1980 (Ragweed Press, 1989)
Complaintes acadiennes de l' Île-du-Prince-Édouard (Leméac, 1980)
Par un dimanche au soir. Léah Maddix, chanteuse et conteuse acadienne (Éd. d'Acadie, '93)
Historical Guidebook of the Evangeline Region (1998)
Acadian Legends, Folktales, and Songs from Prince Edward Island (Acorn Press, 2002)

From 1977 to 1982, Georges Arsenault worked as a cultural officer for the Société Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin (Acadian and francophone Society of Prince Edward Island) and then became Visiting Professor in Acadian Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Recently retired, Georges hosted Radio-Canada's morning radio show for Prince Edward Island from 1986 to 2003.

In September 2004, he made a presentation at the American-Canadian Genealogical Society of Manchester, Newe Hampshire entitled "What Became of the Acadians Deported from Île Saint-Jean (P.E.I.) in 1758?"

The Island Magazine

Published since 1976 by the Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation and Museum, this bi-annual publication contains numerous articles dealing with Acadian history and traditions. The following were written by Georges Arsenault

1) "La Mi-Carême." Number 9 (Spring-Summer 1981), pp. 8-11.

2) "The Miscouche Convention, 1884," Number 15 (Spring-Summer 1984), pp. 14-19.

3) "Le gâteau des Rois: Twelfth Night Celebrations in Acadian Prince Edward Island." Number 23 (Spring-Summer 1986), pp. 23-28.

4) "Le Sénateur. Joseph Octave Arsenault." Number 33 (Spring-Summer 1993), pp. 25-29.

5) "Venez écouter la complainte. The Island's Acadian Balladry Tradition." Number 37 (Spring-Summer 1995), pp. 3-12.

6) “The Saga of Alexis Doiron”. Number 39 (Spring-Summer 1996), p. 12-18.

7) “The Acadians in Island Politics \ Les Acadiens et la politique à l'Île”, Number 43 (Spring-Summer 1998), p. 13-22.

NOTE: Georges Arsenault's book may be ordered by email to: Georges Arsenault or by writing to him at: 65 Ambrose St., Charlottetown, PEI C1A 3P8.

Quintin Publications online carries the two English titles.

The Acadian Museum at Miscouche carries all of his books and they take orders.

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