November 30, 2016


The annual lighting of the square will take place on Dec.11 at sundown.   Please join us downtown for a memorable stroll around the historic square as it lights up to celebrate the holidays.

 The annual Christmas parade and Christmas on theBoulevard have been canceled this year due to unforeseen circumstances, but we’llbe back next year.  We look forward toinviting you to our Christmas activities in 2017 celebrating the Bicentennialof St. Martinville!!

Travel to Paris with St. Martinville Main Street and enjoyits epicurean delights, as they celebrate “Midnight in Paris”, Supper on theSquare on Dec. 9.   Enjoy excellent and festivelocal food, drinks and music.   Ticketsare $XX and available by contacting 337-394-2230 or, andseatings are at 6pm and 7pm.

 Happy Holidays from the City of St. Martinville!!


From: Visit St. Martinville <>

Tourism Office

City of St. Martinville

121 So. New Market St.

St. Martinville, LA  70582

337-394-2260 (fax)

November 02, 2016



Mi’kmaq (Mi’kmaw, Micmac or L’nu, “the people” in Mi’kmaq) are Aboriginal peoples who are among the original inhabitants of the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. Contemporary Mi’kmaq communities are located predominantly in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but with a significant presence in Québec, Newfoundland, Maine and the Boston area. As of 2015, there were slightly fewer than 60,000 registered members of Mi’kmaq nations in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey, 8,935 people reported knowledge of the Mi’kmaq language.
As of 2015, the number of people registered with Mi'kmaq First Nations was 58,763. Of that total, 23,997 were members of the Qalipu First Nation of Newfoundland, a landless community officially recognized by the Government of Canada in 2011. Excluding the landless Qalipu, 56 per cent of Mi’kmaq people lived on reserves in 2015. Mi’gma’gi is home to 30 Mi’kmaq nations, 29 of which are located in Canada — the Aroostook Micmac Band of Presque Isle, Maine, has more than 1,200 members. All but two communities (the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation and La Nation Micmac de Gespeg in Fontenelle, Québec) possess reserve lands. Many Mi’kmaq people live off-reserve, either in Mi’gma’gi or elsewhere. More still may not be included by registered population counts, as they are not recognized as Status Indians under the Indian Act.


The mission of the AcadianMemorial Foundation is to support the Acadian Memorial - thanks for your past generositywith that mission.

 This is just a reminderthat if you haven’t yet made a reservation for the upcoming L'Ordre du Bon Temps Louisiane-2016 fundraisingGumbo on November 10th please consider doing so soon.   A copy of the invitation is attached - and -we've just added a Silent Auction which will open at 6:00 p.m.

 Fundraisers become even more important when theunexpected happens like the horrific flood this past August.   The Bayou rose and deposited 1-1/2 feetof  mud in the Acadian Memorial and theMuseum of the Acadian Memorial next door. The Memorial suffered damage to the Mural that Robert Dafford has lookedat and will address soon, but the Museum fared worse as its sheet rock wallsand carpet will have to be replaced.  Both buildings are closed until January 2017.
Thanks for your consideration of the Gumbo event!

PattyGuteKunst, President
AcadianMemorial Foundation, Inc.

Our Mission

The AcadianMemorial honors the 3,000 Acadian men, women and children who found refuge inLouisiana after British forces exiled them from their homeland on Canada'seastern coast in the mid-18th century. The mission of the Acadian Memorial Foundation, Inc., is to lend financial support and guidance to the AcadianMemorial.  The Foundation raises fundsfor the Memorial through the Boutique, Friends of the Foundation and L'Ordre duBon Temps Louisiane.

Acadian Memorial

121 S New Market St.
P.O. Box 379
St. Martinville, LA 70582
(337)394-2260 fax