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.
Did You Know?
The Upper St. John Valley is a distinctive entity: long-time residents of Maine, some a day's drive away, know the area simply as "the Valley."