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Living Legends

Since 1997, the Acadian Museum has recognized and honored over 250 individuals who helped shape and define our Cajun culture.

Kathleen Blanco Edwin Edwards Gen. Russel Honore D.L. Menard

Living Legends candidates are nominated by the community and awarded in a ceremony that is generally free and open to the public. A complete list of our Living Legends is provided below. Watch for the latest announcements on our News & Events page.

To nominate someone into the Order of Living Legends, please mail your request to Acadian Museum, PO Box 53597, Lafayette, LA 70508, or email info@acadianmuseum.com. along with the contact information for the nominee (email, mailing address, and phone number).


Living Legends Roster
(click any name to see photo and biography)

Abshire, Richard Franklin
Abshire, Leo *
Adams, Milton
Allan, Johnnie
Ancelet, Dr. Barry
Anders, Smiley
Andrepont, Philip
Aubé, Lousay *
Authement, Elmo C. *
Babineaux, Romona
Babineaux, Judge Allen *
Babineaux-Blanco, Kathleen *
Balfa, Nelda
Bares, Senator Allen *
Baudoin, Molsey
Baudoin, Sr., Wilmer *
Begnaud, Ralph *
Belleau, Herbert
Bergeron, Paul
Bergeron, Pete
Bernard, Alice
Bernard, Betty
Bernard, Lee
Bernard, Rod
Berry, Minnie
Bertinot, Gerald
Bertrand, Dr. John A.
Bienvenu, Marcelle
Bienvenu, Sylvia Segura
Bollich, James
Boudreau, Claude
Boudreaux, Deno Joseph
Boudreaux, Helen
Boudreaux, Evelyn *
Bourgeois, Jr., Clement *
Bourque, Ph.D., Darrell
Bradshaw, Jim
Breaux, Donald
Breaux, Richard "Dickie"
Brinkhaus, Armand *
Broussard, August
Broussard, Don Louis
Broussard, Donnie
Broussard, Ed
Broussard, Gerald
Broussard, Judge Marcus
Broussard, Arthur Roland *
Broussard, Charles E. *
Broussard, Chester Isaac *
Broussard, Dr. William J. *
Broussard, J. Maxie *
Broussard, Ruth *
Broussard, Wallace *
Broussard, Willie *
Broussard, Young A. *
Broussard, Billie Wayne *
Broussard, Daniel *
Broussard, Sr., John A.
Broussard, Sr., Noe Raymond
Broussard, Sr., Brady *
Bruce, Vin *
Bulliard, Janie
Butaud, Gerald
Cajun du Nord,
Campbell, James Patrick
Carnahan, Norman
Castille, Hadley J. *
Chapman, Will
Clark, Gladys *
Clavelle, Iva
Comeau, Dr. Jean-Douglas
Conlin, Gloria
Conrad, Glen *
Cormier, Nolan
Cormier, Sheryl
Cormier, Steven
Cormier, Elton *
Courville, Matthew
Creswell, Henery Mack
Creswell, Tim
Darbone, Luderin *
Dardeau, Jimmy
David, Joseph Bernie Wayne *
Delafose, Tony
Delahoussaye, Vergie *
Delcambre, Euda *
Derouen, Conrad C. *
Domingues, Bill
Domingues, Ed
Doucet, Camey
Doucet, Judge Ned
Douglas, Joe
Dronet, Brandon *
Dronet, Sr, Curney J. *
Duhon, Edwin
Duhon, Dudley *
Edmondson, Gary
Edwards, Hon. former Gov. Edwin
Evans, Una Brousard *
Faragher, Dr. John Mack
Fontenot, Mary Alice *
Forcier, Andre
Foster, Governor Mike
Fruge, Mavis
Gagneaux, Stanley *
Gary, Russell
Gauthier, Lester
Gayneaux, Lester & Dorothy *
Gayneaux, Jr., Ulysse J. *
Gill, Ken
Goutierrez, Lynn *
Granger, Dr. Glynn
Granger, Willis & Edith *
Guidry, "Nonc" Jules
Guidry, Mary Lou
Guidry, R. Martin
Guidry, Richard J. *
Guidry, Seth *
Guillory, Kristie
Gupta, Drs. Jack & Padmini
Hardy, Paul
Hardy, Minos *
Hayes, Hunter
Hebert, Florine
Hebert, Hazel *
Honore, Lt. Gen. Russel L.
Hulin, T. K.
Huval, Terry
Ieyoub, Richard
Joubert, Curtis
Kearley, Jane
Kendrick, Ethel *

Krogh, Elsbeth
La Fayette, Comte Gilbert
La Fleur, Joseph V. *
LaComb, Sonya
Lalonde, Raymond
Lamson, Alfred *
Landry, Bernice
Landry, Paul
Landry, Ray
Landry, Richard
Langlinais, Stephen
Larroque, Charles
Laurin, Richard
LeBlanc, Belva & Aldon*
LeBlanc, Brig. Gen. Robert
LeBlanc, Edmund Morgan
LeBlanc, Leewood
LeBlanc, Paul L.
LeBlanc, Shirley & John *
LeBlanc, Stanley
LeBlanc, A. J. *
LeBlanc, Clifford *
LeBlanc, Dotsie *
LeBlanc, Dr. Edward *
LeBlanc, Edward Joseph *
LeBlanc, Elwood Paul *
LeBlanc, Relie *
LeBlanc, Sr., George *
LeBoeuf, Richard
Lees, Nancy
Lemaire, Sheriff Ray
Lemmon, Justice Harry T.
Lemoine, Burnell
Lenoir, Nicole *
Lerille, Red
Libersat, Louise
Lopez, Joe *
Louviere, Donald
Lowe, Robert D. *
Lyons, Chef Roy
Maraist, Christy
Martin, Junior & Patsy
Marx, Paul
Menard, Randal
Menard, D. L. *
Menard, Lou Ella *
Michot, Freres
Michot, Louis *
Miller, Judge Minos *
Miller, Kermit
Miller, Larry
Miller, Redell
Miller, Ruth *
Montoucet, Don *
Morgan, Jr., Elemore *
Moss, Roxie
Mould, Chef Patrick
Mouton, Senator Edgar
Mouton, Zydeco Joe *
Muise, Norma
Naquin, Kevin
Newman, Jimmy C. *
Norman, Tommy & Jean
Nunez, Jonas Donald *
Perrault, Estelle
Perrin, Ella Mae *
Peré, J. B.
Peré, John
Petitjean, Dave *
Picard, Earl "Nickey"
Picard, Shelton C.
Picard, Cecil *
Pierce, Dave
Placer, Maria
Prejean, Clercy
Pretorius, Stephanie
Putnam, Judge Richard *
Resweber, Pat *
Richard, Becky & Patrick
Richard, Belton *
Richard, Eddie *
Roach, Calvin J. *
Rochefort, Frank *
Rodrigue, George *
Romero, Laura Mae *
Romero, Randy *
Romero, Sr., Rep. Errol
Saloom, Jr., Judge Kaliste *
Sanders, Rev. Perry *
Savoy, Shirley *
Schafer, Linda
Schoeffler, Harold
Segura, Sr., Robert *
Short, Harold
Simon, Allen
Simon, J. Minos *
Soileau, Floyd
Sonnier, Jo-El
Stansbury, Mike *
Storm, Warren
Suire, Johnnie *
The Hackberry Ramblers,
The Young Aces,
Thibodeaux, Goldman
Thibodeaux, William
Thibodeaux, Cleve *
Thompson, Hugh *
Touchet, Calvin
Touchet, Donna
Touchet, Eva
Touchet, Leo
Touchet, Arconge *
Touchet, Clifford *
Toups, Wayne
Toups, Emery *
Trahan, Brenda & Ray
Trahan, James
Viator, Kira
Vice, Joe
Vice, Farrell *
Villien, Doug
Vincent, Robert B.
Vincent, Clyde *
Vincent, Inez *
Wadlington, Donald R.
Waggoner, Dr. May
Weil, Gus *
Wilson, Beverly
Wood, Gregory
Zuschlag, Richard
de Molina Bautista, Jose Manuel

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