Become a member and save up to 20% on the price of your tickets! If you are already a member, log in to access your member price. The Acadian Diaspora Evening Lecture/Seminar Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1H0731 Select Your Tickets Login $20 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $25 - Non-Member Resize text The deportation of the Acadiens from Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia by George Craig (cropped) Late in 1755, an army of British regulars and Massachusetts volunteers launched one of the most ambitious and cruel military campaigns in North American history. Storming through the province of Nova Scotia, they captured 7,000 civilians—French-speaking Catholic settlers known as Acadians—while scattering an equal number into the wilderness of eastern Canada, where British patrols would hunt them for three more terrifying years. In the end, more than 10,000 Acadians were seized, herded into the holds of Anglo-American vessels, and sent into exile during the late 1750s. Over the next three decades, Acadian refugees were scattered to Anglo-American cities from Boston to Savannah, the coasts of South America, the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), the Falkland Islands, and the bayous of Spanish Louisiana, an endless exile memorialized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1847 poem Evangeline. Historian Christopher Hodson of Brigham Young University explores the Acadian diaspora, interweaving the dramatic stories of its perpetrators and survivors with the wider history of 18th-century imperial conflict. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom. This online program is presented on Zoom.