Acadiens in Maine
a talk with Lise Pelletier
Thursday, January 21, 6-7pm
Did you know the French established the first permanent European settlement in Maine in 1604? Learn about Acadien history and culture with this this talk Lise Pelletier, Director of the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes at University of Maine – Fort Kent. What does " Acadien" mean? Why is this history of this community important, especially considering Maine's Bicentennial in 2020? Why were Acadiens forcibly removed from Maine during Le Grand Dérangement? What is the relationship between the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem Evangeline and Acadien history and culture? Join us for an in depth look at this fascinating history!
About the speaker: Lise Pelletier is the Director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine – Fort Kent. She holds a M.A. French from the University of Maine and a B.A. in French and English from the Université de Moncton, campus d'Edmundston. She has taught French and Acadian history, participated in the writing and publication of "Acadian Roots - Images of the St. John Valley”, and participated in three documentaries about Acadia of the Lands and Forests.