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“Acadian Migration from canada”
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Acadian Memorial
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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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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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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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Reviewed November 14, 2011

Very well done and informative. My husband knew nothing about Cajuns, Acadia, the migration. So this was a real eye opener for him.

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Reviewed January 21, 2008

For people who are into genealogy and have family who were exiled from Acadia, it is a great experience.
I descend from the Boudreaux family and was able to find two of my families on the wall of names in the Acadian Memorial.
I now know the names of the ships my family was put on when they were exiled to South Louisiana. The wall mural is gorgeous. I even went online and purchased a replica print of it. There are family crests outside in the back of the memorial on the sidewalk. There is also a large cross out there from Acadia. There is a museum next door to the Memorial that gives a history of the Cajuns. Beautiful quilt in there that tells the story of their life and exile. St. Martinville is a lovely and quaint town. We also visited the Catholic church. Please note - don't visit the town on a Monday. Everything (bakery, local restaurants, etc.) (except the Acadian Memorial) are closed on Mondays because they open on the weekend. Seemed very safe. We walked all around downtown. We also visited Longfellow-Evangeline State Park which is just a couple of miles from downtown.
Lovely creole house on the grounds. Beautiful grounds and nice tour.

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