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203 South Broadway
Erath, Louisiana 70533
(337) 456-7729

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Upcoming Events


Come and hear about museum projects and our latest books. All sales benefit the Acadian Museum.

1/21   noon    Louisiana State Museum
(via Zoom call, preregister here)
4/11   2:30pm    U. Texas - Thompson Conf. Ctr.
2405 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin TX

"Passing It On" Workshops

A series of workshops and demonstrations on Cajun history and culture funded with support from the Louisiana Folklore Society, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the Department of Culture, Recreation and, Tourism. Dates, times, presenters, and locations are listed below.

Pioneering Folklorist: Catherine Blanchette's Half Century of La. Folk Songs
Jan 7, 9-11:30am
Vermilion Parish Library, 405 E. St. Victor Abbeville, LA
Earlene Broussard, Natial d'Augereau, Linda Hebert

Madame Dronet's Legacy: Spinning and Weaving in Prairie Greig, Louisiana
April 2, 10am-2pm (rescheduled)
Perrin Farm in Prairie Greig, 6805 Hwy 330, Erath, LA 70533
Participants must pre-register 337 456-7729 or email here
Elaine Bourque, Austin Clark (details in December newsletter)

Vermilion Parish Traditions of Storytelling
Feb (date/time/location TBA)
Moderator Richard Landry, Allen Simon, Connie Duhon Suire, Robert Richard, Randall Broussard

Healing Traditions of Acadiana
March 19, 9:30am
Perrin Farm in Prairie Greig, 6805 Hwy 330, Erath, LA 70533
Mary Perrin, Mary Ann Armbruster, Ph.d., Beverly Fusilier, Nancy Adkins DVM, Tina Vidrine, Melonie Francois

Other Events

La Table (Maurice), Second and 4th Wednesdays
Maurice holds its La Table Française (French immersion) on 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Musee a Maurice, 218 Chief Fred Ave. (one block behind the church, across from the cemetery).
Note: Meetings cancelled Jan 26, Feb 9, and Feb23. The group hopes to resume in March.

News and Information

Read "La Parole" Newsletter for January 2022

Vermilion Parish teacher remembered by students in Cajun songs and dance (Mercury News, Jan 2022)

49ers "Country Boy" Elijah Mitchell is a Product of his Southern Louisiana Environment (Mercury News, Jan 2022)

Erath Memorial Evokes Memories of Eight Storm Victims from 1964 (Advocate, Oct 2021)

A Final Ride That Will Never Be Forgotten (Advocate, Oct 2021)

Can This Cajun-Punk Musician Protect His Culture From Climate Change? (Rolling Stone, Sep 2021)

Reviving a once-forbidden dialect: "All French is good French" (National Geographic, Aug 2021)

Organization Works to Bring French in Vermilion Parish Back to Life (Vermilion Today, June 2021)

LeBlanc Elementary School's Fiddle Club Promotes French Culture (Daily Advertiser, March 2021)

Calling All Frenchies: Man on a Mission to Capture Stories of Cajun World War II Veterans (Lake Charles American Press, April 2021)

A Slow Drive Down LA 14 -- Travel Through the Most Cajun Places on Earth (KATC-TV, Jan. 2021)

Acadian Museum's First Podcast Airs (Louisiana Insider, Oct. 2020)

Zachary Richard Holds Concert to Benefit Lake Charles (YouTube, Oct. 2020)

Robert Vincent, Cofounder of Acadian Museum passes away (Vermilion Today, Oct. 2020)

French TV explains how Cajuns are preserving their culture and language (video in French)

Op-ed: Can Acadians and African-Americans Find Common Ground over Ancient Heartbreaks? (Advocate, July 2020)

ULL Student Talks of Coronavirus Response on "CBS This Morning" (Apr. 2020)

Rising After the Fall - The Story of Robert Vincent (Acadiana Lifestyle, Jan. 2020, page 6)

Ed Orgeron Becomes the Cajun Yogi Berra (New York Times, Jan. 2020)

Historical Marker Unveiled for High School and Church in Henry, LA (Dec. 2019)

Goldman Thibodeaux Keeps Louisiana La-La Music Alive (OffBeat Magazine, Dec. 2019)

Be Proud of Your French Heritage (Avoyelles Today, Nov. 2019)

Cajun Historian Captures WWII Veteran's Stories
(Nov. 2019)

New Acadia Project Needs Your Help (ongoing)

Important Stories from Our Archives

Acadian Museum Forms Alliance with Henry Historical Society (Sept 2019)

Perrin: Mardi Gras should not be translated as Fat Tuesday (Daily Advertiser, Mar 2017)

Perrin: The Parallels between Acadians and Today's Refugees (Daily Advertiser, Feb 2017)

The Petition to Obtain an Apology for the Acadian Deportation: “Warren A. Perrin, et al. versus Great Britain, et al.” (Veritas Acadie, undated)

70th Anniversary of the 15 Young Evangeline Girls Who Came to Louisiana in 1946 for an Event-Filled 37-Day Trip (Acadian Museum, 2016)

Evidence of the Past - New Acadia Project Archaeologists Aren't Just Looking at Physical Geography (Daily Iberian, July 2016)

Hospice Care Doesn't Thwart History Buff
(Daily Advertiser, June 2015)

Copy of Queen's Royal Proclamation Presented to Historic New Orleans Collection (Acadian Museum, Nov 2014)

Ethnic Slurs Are Still Disrespectful, Hurtful (Acadian Museum, undated)

James Gill: How Cajun Salmon Came to England (Acadian Museum, undated)

Acadian Museum Inducts Lt.General Russel L. Honoré (Ret.) Into the Order of Living Legends (Acadian Museum, June 2010)

Kochansky Family Donates Historical Evangeline Painting (Acadian Museum, undated)

Lee Bernard Honored by France (Acadian Museum, May 2009)

Law Firm Awarded for Long-Term Support of Acadian Museum by American Association of Museums (Acadian Museum, May 2009)

Living Legend Honoree - Comte Gilbert de Pusy La Fayette (Acadian Museum, Sep 2007)

America's Forgotten Atrocity (Salon, March 2005)

Minister Copes Announces a Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval (Acadian Museum, Dec 2003)

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