Harvard Men in Acadia, and Acadians in Harvard
4/16/2020 7:00 PM
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
In 1847, Longfellow's poem “Evangeline” told the tragic story of the "Great Eviction," when 13,000 Acadians were removed from their homes and farms in the colony of Acadia and were re-located up and down the eastern seaboard. On Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Still River Meetinghouse, 215 Still River Road, the Harvard Historical Society will present a program based on this story. Learn about the men of the Harvard and Lancaster militias that reluctantly participated in the eviction, and about some of the Acadian families who were taken from their homes in the mid-18th century and moved to destinations, including Harvard. Refreshments will be served after the slide presentation.