Musée Culturel du Mont-Carmel (Cultural Museum of Mont-Carmel)
Located Near Grand Isle, Maine, the Musée Culturel du Mont-Carmel (in English, the Cultural Museum of Mont-Carmel) is a museum dedicated to the Acadian and Québecois cultures of northern Maine and part of New Brunswick, Canada, covering a 100 mile radius of the St. John Valley. The museum is housed in a historic church built between 1893-1903, one of the few of its kind remaining in Maine. Its architecture is distinctive of the area. The museum's collection features numerous period artifacts (both religious and non-religious) and furniture such as vestments, folk textiles, various documents, folk art, photographs, and more. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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