Welcome to the
Acadian Memorial

In honor of the 3,000 Acadian men, women and children who found refuge in Louisiana after British forces exiled them from Acadie.

Featured Events

2024 Genealogy Workshops


AMF Genealogy Workshop 2024 Schedule

July 3 — “L’amour de Maman: An Acadian Tradition of Spinning and Weaving with White and Brown Cotton (Coton Jaune)” with Elaine Larcade Bourque

August — No Workshop – Congrès Mondial Acadien : August 10 – 18

September 4 — “The Women Who Came to Louisiana” – Kathy Pellerin

October 2 — “Footsteps in Time: the Breaux Family” – Gayle Breaux Smith

November 8 — Field Trip to the Center for Louisiana Studies’ Roy House *Limit 14 attendees, more details later

December 4 — “Genetics and the Acadian People” – Dr. John Doucet

July Genealogy Workshop

Join us Wednesday, July 3, 2024, from 9:30am to 12pm

L’amour de Maman: An Acadian Tradition of Spinning and Weaving with White and Brown Cotton (Coton Jaune) with Elaine Larcade Bourque

We will meet at the the St. Martin Parish Library located at 201 Porter St. in St. Martinville, LA

We hope you will join us as Elaine Bourque demonstrates and discusses the Acadian tradition of using coton jaune. Come early at 9:30 am for coffee and conversation. Presentation begins at 10 am.

Sponsored by the Acadian Memorial Foundation Join us on Facebook: Acadian Memorial Genealogy Group

Visit the Museum

The Mural

“The Arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana” by Robert Dafford, measures 12 x 30 feet and is part of an interactive online feature you don’t want to miss.

The Wall of Names

Our Wall of Names lists approximately 3000 Acadian refugees from early Louisiana records. Names are engraved on twelve bronze plaques and framed in granite.

The Eternal Flame

Our Eternal Flame symbolizes the ability of a culture to rekindle itself despite great hardship. The flame rises from the center of a polished granite oval in the Acadian Memorial garden.

The Deportation Cross

Our replica of the Grand-Pré Deportation Cross marks the site of embarkation of over 2,000 Acadian farmers and tradesmen and their families in 1755.

to Our Foundation

The Acadian Memorial is made possible, in
part, by the contributions of patrons like you.

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The Acadian Memorial Archive has made scholarly research by Dr. Carl Brasseaux.