2020 Fall



THE STORY OF THE ACADIAN EXPULSION: Exploring the history of Acadia to understand how this tragic expulsion of the Acadians came about

Instructor: Ann Sullivan

Thursdays • 8 classes – 9/24-11/12 • 5:30 PM

Class size 5-24 students
2 seats remaining
Location: Zoom

We will look at the settlement of Acadia and the wars that caused Acadia to shuttle back and forth numerous times between Britain and France. We will consider the effect of some of those wars on Maine and the contradictory expectations of the Acadians and the British as to what it meant to be a subject of His Majesty the King. All of this led finally to the expulsion that many of us have read about in Longfellow’s Evangeline.Classroom

Ann Sullivan  After graduating from Kalamazoo College with a major in French, Ann was fortunate to get a job teaching English to French elementary-school children in a small town just outside of Grenoble. Along the way, she met her now ex-husband, had her first child, and earned a master’s degree in French from the University of Grenoble. The little family then moved to Morocco, where Ann taught French and had her second child. Back in the U.S., Ann has taught in Missouri, Texas, and finally here in Maine. Ann is the newsletter editor and is a member of the publicity and office committees for UMA Senior College.