Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

Past Programs

Acadiens in Maine
Maine at 200 Series: A Talk with Lise Pelletier

Recorded on January 21, 2021

Did you know the French established the first permanent European settlement in Maine in 1604? Learn about Acadien history and culture with this this talk Lise Pelletier, Director of the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes at University of Maine – Fort Kent. The talk explores the history of the Acadien community and culture, as well as the forced removal of Acadiens from Maine during Le Grand Dérangement.