In 2016 we began what we feel is a truly unique project to research and create an Acadian coloring book of original artwork. Copyright GGIHS 2018.
In September of 2017, we joined the other towns around the Valley who are renewing the tradition of Acadian Kitchen Parties. These were once spontaneous private gatherings where music was played, songs were sung, and jokes and stories were told.
In Grand Isle we're putting our own twist on the Valley's modern revival. Our gatherings tend to be a little more informal and a little less structured, and we're always trying something new. Check our Events page for when the next one is!
Highbush cranberry jam is an uncommon treat these days, but it was once widely enjoyed. In the Fall of 2017, we decided to revive this tradition.
In 2015, we began a project to build a traditional clay bread oven with only "The Bread Ovens of Quebec", a folklore book written in 1979, as a guide.
In the past the border was mostly a river, not a barrier, and people moved freely back and forth using a number of ferry crossings.
At the foot of Mont Carmel is a small wooden chapel, located at a former rest area maintained by the Greater Grand Isle Historical Society.