Jean Pierre Roma carved a settlement out of the virgin Acadian Forest at Brudenell Point in the 1730's.
After long days of hard labour, Roma's workers are ready for a party and you are invited!
Guests will be met by a Roma worker in period clothing and invited to visit the heritage garden where they can pick herbs (cat mint, lemon balm and bee balm) to make into an herbal tea.
Next, the guests are directed to the wooden seats around the outdoor campfire, in view of the Montague River. The local storyteller will recount stories about Roma's colourful past and life at his French trading post in the 1730's. Guests will also hear about the superstitious beliefs and ghost stories that circulate around the site to this day.
While listening to the music and songs of an Island musician, guests will enjoy some of the tasty food of Roma's time: steamed mussels, homemade bread with molasses, molasses cookies, herbal tea and heritage hot chocolate. Participants will be led in a hands-on demonstration on how to play a traditional instrument- wooden spoons. Then the group will accompany the musician in a traditional tune or two.