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Acadian Memorial

123 S. New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums
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Ridgewood, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

One of the museums in town, is the Acadian Memorial. it has a companion musuem of the African American Museum, For a combined fee of three dollars, you can see both and it is a bargain at twice the price. The Acadian Memorial is based upon the story of the local families of the region who were forced to leave... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Staying in a local B&B, we walked over to the Memorial museum, and for $3 pp. you can take the tour of both buildings (Black American history & Acadian). The beautiful mural provides a talking history of what the first Acadians went through, upon being forced to resettle here, from Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island areas, by the British.... More

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Richwood, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stopped here to see the mural of the arriving Acadians since some our ancestors were pictured in it. This stop only took about 30 minutes and was interesting. The museum is in 2 buildings with one $3 entry fee for both. The left one is the Acadian Memorial and the right one covers the African American Heritage.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is a small museum but very well planned, informative and moving. There are two parts to the museum, the first we visited was dedicated to the Acadians who were forced to leave their homeland and came to Louisiana in the mid 1700s. Across the back wall is a large mural showing descendants of the Acadians in the mode of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

There are two buildings to this museum. One has 2 sections, one being a history of African Americans and the other of Acadian culture. The other one is devoted to the expulsion of the French from Nova Scotia and their arrival in south Louisiana. The one has a murial on one wall and an audio history and a list of... More

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Gonzales, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Very dramatic to hear the stories of the Acadian diaspora read aloud with the mural

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I enjoyed hearing about the Acadian history in this small memorial museum. A nice, brief stop along the route.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

One hall shows a video presentation detailing some personal stories of what many of the families endured. The 2nd hall has a larger variety of historical info - both are well worth a visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

What a great story showing the Acadians "journey" from Nova Scotia to Louisiana....a very unique culture still alive today.

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Loved learning about the history of the French in Louisiana. The Acadian Memorial was great and as a bonus, the museum next door had another room full of Acadian History as well as an exhibit on Louisiana salvery.

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