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    Maine Acadian Culture

    Maine

A Shared Heritage

Maine Acadians share beliefs and experiences tying them to a common religion, languages, and history. The St. John River, land, and family are essential to their culture. The National Park Service supports the Maine Acadian Heritage Council, an association of historical societies, cultural clubs, towns, and museums that work together to support Maine Acadian culture in the St. John Valley.

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Did You Know?

Potato Barn in New Canada, Maine

The log blockhouse in Fort Kent, Maine, was built for the "Bloodless" Aroostook War that included a brief period of armed conflict followed by several years of diplomatic disputes and negotiation between Great Britain and the United States. Today the fort is a state-owned national historic landmark.