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Rumford, Maine

Grand Derangement Memorial

Plaque remebering the 18th century forced relocation of Acadians. 

A plaque memorializes The Expulsion of the Acadians, a dark historic event known by many names: The Great Expulsion, the Great Upheaval, or The Grand Derangement (“Le Grande Derangement”).

It marks the period from 1755-1764, when British and colonial settlers expelled and sent into forced exile the residents of the Canadian region of Acadia, located in current-day New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Over 10,000 Acadian people were deported after they refused to sign an oath of allegiance to the British during the French and Indian War. 

 

Know Before You Go

Locate the plaque by standing in front of the main entrance to the Rumford Public Library and turn right and walk several paces to the right and find the large boulder with the plaque.