A Necklace of the Franco-American & Acadian
Jewels of Maine & NH
Demonstrating the depth and richness of the cultural heritage and creativity of the many initiatives in the states of Maine & NH on behalf of the Franco-American/Acadian population of which 40% is of French heritage.  This is only a partial listing.  There are many initiatives not yet listed on this page.
(Interactive map, links listed by North, East, Central, South.
Links listed below graphic.)

 

 

Please click on the links below. 
Some links are not available at this time.
Some links are not shown on the map.

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North

small fleur de lisMaine Acadian Culture
http://www.nps.gov/maac/



Maine Acadian Heritage Council
Madawaska, Maine
contact Maine Acadian Heritage Council about:
2014 World Acadian Congress
http://www.nps.gov/maac/index.htm



small fleur de lisWe Have Come to Stay
A Story of the Acadian People
http://umaine.edu/teachingcanada/instructional-resources-2/culture-focus-acadia-acadians/
&
Teaching Canada
http://www.umaine.edu/teachingcanada/



Club Français, Northern Maine
http://clubfrancais.org/about.php?text_id=2
&
Another site
http://www.nps.gov/maac/planyourvisit/leclub.htm


Voici the Valley Audio Story and Guide
http://www.voicithevalley.org/


St. John Valley Times
http://www.sjvalley-times.com/index.cfm?event=home


Le Bibliotheque Mikesell
12th Avenue, Madawaska, Maine
http://www.nps.gov/maac/planyourvisit/leclub.htm
&
French library premiers in Madawaska
http://www.fawi.net/ezine/vol3no4/FrenchLibinMada.htmltarget="_blank"
&
For an article in French with photos of the library: 
http://www.fawi.net/bib/bibmad/bib.html
Ouverture d'une nouvelle bibliothèque pour 
desservir les francophones de Madawaska, au Maine 



Acadian Archives / Archives acadiennes, 
University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, Maine
http://www.umfk.maine.edu/archives/
&
Acadian Culture in Maine
http://acim.umfk.maine.edu/index.html



The Acadian Village
Van Buren, Maine
Maine Acadian Culture
http://themainelink.com/acadianvillage/



Fort Kent State Historic Site
Fort Kent, Maine
You have to make a choice
for Fort Kent Block House and more at
http://www.state.me.us/cgi-bin/doc/parks/find_one_name.pl?park_id=56
see also:
Plan your visit--Several choices:
http://www.nps.gov/maac/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm


Bouchard Family Farm
Fort Kent, Maine
http://www.ployes.com/



Tante Blanche Museum
Madawaska, Maine
http://www.fawi.net/tanteblanche.html
&
Acadian Landing & Tante Blanche Museum
http://www.nps.gov/maac/planyourvisit/acadlanding.htm



Aroostook County
http://www.aroostook.me.us/



Acadian Festival, 
Family Renion
Madawaska, Maine
Town of Madawaska
http://www.townofmadawaska.com/cc.html
Madawaska Historical Society
 

The Upper St. John River Valley
Northern Aroostook County, Maine and
Madawaska & Victoria Counties, New Brunswick
http://www.upperstjohn.com/index.htm
A history of the communities and people



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East
The Downeast Heritage Visitors Center
Calais, Maine, (now closed)
http://www.downeastheritage.org/



St. Croix Island, 1604-2004
Calais, Maine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Croix_Island,_Maine


St. Croix, Official Site
http://www.stecroix2004.org/



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Central
Franco American Center / Centre Franco-Américain,
http://www.francomaine.org
et Le Forum
http://www.francoamerican.org
University of Maine, Orono, Maine
&
Franco-American Oral History Archives (bilingual)
http://www.francoamericanarchives.org/



Franco American Studies / Études franco-américaines. 
University of Maine, Orono, Maine
http://www.umaine.edu/francoamericanstudies/



Franco American Women's Institute / 
l'Institut Femmes Franco-Américaine
Brewer, Maine
http://www.fawi.net/



American Folk Festival
Franco-American Events
August of every year
Bangor, Maine
http://www.americanfolkfestival.com/"



Nos Histoires de L'Ile / Our Stories of the Island
French Island, Old Town, Maine
http://www.old-town.me.us/nos/home.htm



Old Canada Road
Link One, Chemins historiques, Laval University
http://www.francomaine.org/English/Histo/Canada/Canada_intro.html
Link Two, OLD CANADA ROAD, pre-1860, French Connection, Waterville
http://home.gwi.net/~frenchgen
Link Three, Old Canada Road Scenic Byway
http://www.byways.org/
(on this page choose American's Byways; next page choose, "Byways by State")



FESTIVAL SANS FRONTIERE
Festival without Borders
Jackman, Maine with St.Theophile, Quebec
http://www.jackman.ws/festival.html



Chaud-Bec Project
Corridor international Chaudière-Kennebec
Kennebec-Chaudière international Corridor
Quebec to the†State†of†Maine
Québec à líÉtat du Maine
http://www.chaudiere-kennebec.com/



Franco-American Kennebec Valley Heritage Society
Waterville, Maine
(No link available at this time.)



Museum in the Streets, 'down the Plains,"
South End Walking Tour
Waterville, Maine
See Wednesday's Child
for an creative nonfiction
memoir
of a native daughter of the 'hood.
&
Another site:
Museum in the Streets, listing of towns*
http://www.themuseuminthestreets.com/waterville.htm
*Augusta, Maine (2008 and 2009)
Belfast, Maine (2006)
Biddeford, Maine (2006) 
Hallowell, Maine (2009)
Searsport, Maine (2009)
Thomaston, Maine (2003) 
Waterville, Maine (2004)
 



Les Bavards
http://home.gwi.net/~nitnop/Francos.htm
Waterville, Maine



Franco-American Festival,
Waterville, Maine
under About Waterville
http://www.waterville-me.gov/departments/franco/index.php



The French Connection,
Waterville, Maine
http://home.gwi.net/~frenchgen


Le Club Calumet 
Augusta, Maine
http://www.calumetclub.com/
Le Festival de la Bastille


Terre pis Ciel
Franco Festival...no longer active
of
Jay, Livermore and
Livermore Falls, Maine
http://terrepisciel.happyones.com/



Acadian Heritage Society
Rumford, Maine
Acadian Heritage Society, 159 E Andover Road



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South
Franco American Collection
Collection Franco-Américain
University of Southern Maine
Lewiston-Auburn College
Lewiston, Maine
http://usm.maine.edu/franco



Minor in French North American Studies
University of Southern Maine 
Lewiston-Auburn College
Lewiston, Maine
http://usm.maine.edu/hum/minor-french-north-american-studies


Franco-American Heritage Center
Lewiston, Maine
http://www.francoamericanheritage.org/



"Mailhot's Best" 
Lewiston, Maine
Cretons, Tourtières



Forum Francophone des Affaires
Hallowell, Maine



Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society
 Auburn, Maine
http://www.avcnet.org/begin/



Festival Franco-Fun
Lewiston, Maine
http://www.francoamericanheritage.org/


Museum LA
Lewiston, Maine
http://museumla.org/



 

La Kermesse Festival
Biddeford, Maine
http://www.lakermessefestival.com/


Welcome to the Congrès mondial Acadien 
Link to be announced


Portland Press Herald
Column on Franco-Americans
"Close to Home"



Franco-American Centre
Manchester, NH
http://www.francoamericancentrenh.com/


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Other

Louisiane
Commemorate 250th Year of the Deportation of the Acadians
http://www.acadianmemorial.org/english/2005events.html



Nova Scotia
small fleur de lisLa Société Promotion Grand-Pré
http://www.grand-pre.com/


small fleur de lisParks Canada for Grand Pré
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/grandpre/index_e.asp


small fleur de lisParks Canada
http://www.parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/index_e.asp


Acadie 400
http://www.umaine.edu/canam/k-12outreach/acadia/culturefocus.htm



Quebec 400th Anniversary Site, 2008
http://www.quebec400.qc.ca


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Updated: July 2011

I'll Give You The Moon Designs
Page conception: Rhea Côté Robbins
Brewer, Maine

author of Wednesday's Child
Listed on Maine Literary Map
http://assets.mainetoday.com/literarymap/map.html