Acadian Heritage Society Collection

Acadian Heritage Society Collection
    video (150 min.) : sd., b&w ; 3/4 in.
    Rumford, Maine
    Collection contains unedited footage including interviews with Acadians, focusing on their daily lives, customs, food, music and dance. The interviewer, Dr. Edward Martin, centers discussion around Christmas celebrations, Acadian history and life in Rumford. Footage includes documentation of the Acadian Society's cooking poutine, a traditional food, for the annual Fiddle Festival.
    The Acadian Heritage Society, based in Rumford, seeks to preserve Acadian culture in the Rumford-Mexico, Maine, area. Acadians are people of French descent who settled the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Dr. Edward Martin was founding president of the Society. His wife, Marie Therese Martin, was president in 1979 and wrote a book, "My Grandmother's Face, Le Visage de Ma Grandmere," about Acadian food and traditions. WorldCat Original footage is 1/2 inch open reel videotape.
    Northeast Historic Film
    The Collection is open for research.
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