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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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Landscape view of fence and river

Maine Acadians have historically used the French language to transmit their oral traditions. Today, French is learned as a first or second language throughout the valley.