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DateTimeLocation
6/08   1:00pm    Out to Lunch Acadiana (radio show). Listen on KRVS 88.7 FM or krvs.org
6/02   1:00pm    Capitol Park Museum
660 N. Fourth St. Baton Rouge LA
7/06   10:00am    Acadian Memorial Genealogy Wksp
St. Martinville La. Parish Library
7/21   noon    Hancock Historical Society,
198 Cue St., Bay Saint Louis, MS.


"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.

Catherine Blanchet Workshops
May 14, Abbeville Public Library, 9am-noon
In the 1940's, Catherine documented songs and round dances in French by recording school children and adults when she was music supervisor of Vermilion Parish Schools. She dedicated the rest of her life to teaching and sharing this treasure. At this event, there will be singing and dancing in the round.


Other Events

La Table Française (Maurice)
2nd and 4th Wed, 10am, 218 Chief Fred Ave, Maurice LA

Locals get together twice a month to share their experiences, speaking only in French. A great way to brush up on your language skills, the meeting is held at Musee a Maurice, one block behind the church, across from the cemetery.


News and Information

Read "La Parole" Newsletter for May 2022

Pointe-aux-Chenes French immersion school proposal passes through state House legislature (WWNO News, Apr 2022)

Working to preserve Cajun French which many fear is dying (Connecticut Post, Mar 2022)

"Cajun astronaut" to be inducted into Acadian Museum Order of Living Legends (KATC News, Feb 2022)

Newest Louisiana senator cherishes an old tradition, taking his oath in French (Advocate, Feb 2022)

Museum Mentioned in French-Canadian Press on 70th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's Reign (Francopresse, Feb 2022)

Vermilion Parish teacher remembered by students in Cajun songs and dance (KATC 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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