Mission and Values

Our Mission
The Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel is a nonprofit cultural museum dedicated to the preservation and development of Acadian and Québecois culture and history in the St. John Valley of northern Maine.

Our Values
We believe in

  • Being true to the origins of our cultural expressions, so that authenticity is our guide;
  • Presenting a wide range of Acadian and Québecois material and folk culture in our collection;
  • Offering quality and innovative cultural programs and events;
  • Inspiring people to understand the value of preservation and restoration of indigenous architecture;
  • Raising the awareness of the local French language;
  • Investing in cultural development that contributes to economic growth for the region.

Museum Achievements


  • Maine Preservation Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award, 2006
  • Maine Acadian Achievement Award, 2001
  • Maine Historic Preservation Award, 2000
  • Excellence in Tourism Award, Arts and Heritage – Maine Governor’s Award, 1999
  • Phoenix Award for Cultural Conservation, Society of American Travel Writers, 1999

Involvement in Cultural Initiatives