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Morneault House, Van Buren, 1857

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Morneault House, Van Buren, 1857
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Description

The Morneault house is a large one-room farm house donated to the Acadian Village by Mrs. Norma Beaupre. The house belonged to her great grandfather, Abel Morneault, who was a prosperous lumber contractor.

Found in this house are the famous "ships knees" that were used to strengthen the construction of ships in Acadia. In this house they were used to strengthen the upstair walls.

The addition on the side of the house was the local Post Office. The Morneault house holds a collection of textiles and implements to make fabrics.

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