Wall of Names of Acadian Refugees in Early Louisiana Records

“Pause friend,
read my name
and remember…”

The Wall of Names is a testiment to the over 3,000 Acadian Refugees in early Louisiana who inspired our memorial – lest we forget.

The Wall of Names lists approximately 3000 persons identified as Acadian refugees in early Louisiana records. Their names are engraved on twelve bronze plaques and framed in granite. Visitors of Acadian descent are encouraged to use the wall, or our online database, Ensemble Encore, as a starting point for genealogical research. We hope these resources will reunite many Acadian families. An inscription on the Wall reads in both English and French, “Pause friend, read my name and remember…”


A guide to the names is available for purchase at the Memorial and in our online store.