Acadian Memorial, Saint Martinville

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The Acadian Memorial had its beginnings in a project to preserve the Evangeline Oak by establishing a park to regulate a defined area around the oak and the adjacent daughter oak. In planning the park, it was noted that while the Evangeline Oak represented St. Martinville's literary ties to the Acadian story through Longfellow's poem, it did not, however, acknowledge its historic ties to the Acadians. The settlement of the refugees in the St. Martinville area constituted the first large Acadian community in Louisiana, and it was here that the Acadians first referred to their adopted homeland as Nouvelle Acadie or New Acadia. Thus were the seeds planted in the minds of those who are ultimately responsible for the creation of the Acadian Memorial--Jane G. Bulliard and Patricia D. Resweber. Today, Evangeline Oak Park offers a welcome respite for the locals and visitors, who can enjoy Cajun music and folklore by the tranquil waters of the Bayou Teche and explore Louisiana's heritage at the Memorial and other historic sites.
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  • The Acadian Mural is home to an eternal flame surrounded by mosaic coat of arms of traditional Acadian last names. The mural by Robert Dafford depicts real Acadian heritage, special models with Cajun ...  more »
  • The story of the Acadian's trek to south Louisiana is told here and told well. It takes time to drink in all of the detail of the wall size mural. Take your time.  more »
  • Was closed in August 2016 due to flood.. Check before making travel arrangements here. Signage on door stated not sure when they would re-open. Just check before going.  more »
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  • Wonderful audio on the struggles of the Acadians coming to Louisiana.
  • It is overwhelming but I enjoyed the conversation with the management. They really care about the history. .
  • Awesome especially since this is my husband's ancestors a great story of what they endured
  • Really interesting place. A must see for Cajuns and everyone else.
  • Great experience
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