Etablished in 1947, La Société Saint-Pierre works to preserve and promote the language and culture of the Acadian community of Chéticamp. As such, the Societé works to develop and promote the social and economic well-being of the Acadians of our region.
Proud owner of Les Trois Pignons, La Société Saint-Pierre, through its museum, hooked rug gallery and genealogy centre, is devoted to the preservation of the community’s history and ancestry.
While the main focus of La Société Saint-Pierre during its first 20 years was to provide financial assistance to students in the form of loans and bursaries, the Société never lost sight of its other objectives: the preservation of the Acadian heritage and the promotion of the cultural, social and economic interests of the region’s Acadians.
In 1968 the Société ceased its activities and was put on hold for several years. The disappearance of the Société saw opposition and as a result, it was reborn and new directors elected in 1974. Construction on a building to house the Société and its activities began in 1976 with a subsidy from the Cape Breton Development Corporation and Les Trois Pignons opened its doors in 1978.
Today La Société Saint-Pierre continues its work to preserve local history and language, collect genealogical information and help find solutions to local social and economic problems.