Statue of Evangeline

Statue of Evangeline (HM1HPD)

Location: Grand Pré, Nova Scotia B0P 1M0 Kings County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 6.556', W 64° 18.719'

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La statue d'Évangéline

— Longfellow's Heroine / Héroïne de Longfellow —

English
This statue of Evangeline, heroine of Longfellow's epic poem, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie, is a powerful emotive symbol of the Deportation. It connects the story of Evangeline to the history of Grand Prê.
Two famous sculptors from Quebec were associated with this statue. The Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR) commissioned Henri Hébert to create the statue. Henri said his composition was inspired from a statuette, entitled L'Acadie, produced by his father, Louis-Philippe Hébert. One of Henri's sisters, Pauline, posed for the face. The "attitude" depicts Evangeline crying for the lost land.

French

Cette statue d'Évangéline, héroïne du poème épique de Longfellow Évanéline: Conte d'Acadie, est un symbole fort et déchirant de la Déportation. Elle établit le lien entre l'historie d'Évangéline et celle de Grand Pré.
Deux célèbres sculpteurs québécois contribuent à la création de la statue. La Dominion Atlantic Railway, (DAR) demande à Henri Hébert de créer l'oeuvre. Selon Henri, sa composition d'inspire d'une statuette réalisée par son père, Louis-Philippe Hébert, et intitulée L'Acadie. Une des soeurs d'Henri, Pauline, a posé pour le visage. L'attitude représente Évangéline «pleurant le pays perdu». (Marker Number 01.)
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Date Added Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 3:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 396792 N 4995925
Decimal Degrees45.10926667, -64.31198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 6.556', W 64° 18.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 6' 33.36" N, 64° 18' 43.14" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2209-2241 Grand Pré Rd, Grand Pré Nova Scotia B0P 1M0, CA
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