Here we explore the history of the Municipality of Clare, rich and inspiring story of determination, perpetual hope and hard work. Since 1768, Clare has grown from its humble beginnings as rocky iron soil shores enveloped by virgin timber into a thriving community of over 50 villages! Get to know the people who made it happen and learn how their vision continues on today through the generations.
Learn about the industries that helped shape this region and the ingenuity of the Acadians of Clare. From using oxen to farm and log, to unmatched shipbuilding and of course harvesting the traditional bounty of the sea such as lobster and scallops as well as innovations in seaplant technology and how we’ve tapped into global markets.
Family and Social Life
While exploring this hall you will discover about Baie Sainte-Marie’s large Acadian families, their strong faith and drive when building the awe-inspiring churches that stand in the area and how the community has worked together since its beginnings and this spirit of teamwork continues on. As well, find out about our local authors and unique language and how we’ve kept the ring of 17th century France in our Acadian dialect of today.
Good Times Hall
Nothing demonstrates the joie de vivre and the dynamism of the local Acadian culture better than evenings filled with music, dancing and great food. Learn about our local food culture, arts and crafts, theatre, music, film, dance, and regional festivals. You will easily see how music has influenced the way we work and play every day. The Good Times Hall will introduce you to our living culture and invite you to join in!