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Erath, Louisiana 70533
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DateTimeTopic/Location
8/19   3:00pm   Annie Friou Retirement Party at the Acadian Museum, 203 S. Broadway, Erath, La.
10/1   6:00pm    "Birth of Cajun Culture, Part I" at Grand Reveille Opening Ceremony, Magdalen Square, Abbeville, LA
10/9   11:00am    Grand Reveille Acadien Closing Ceremonies, Warehouse 535 at 535 Garfield St., Lafayette, LA
11/5   1:00pm    Louisiana Folklife Festival
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville, LA


"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.

No workshops currently scheduled


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 August 2022

"KYOO" - Studying the Origins of Cajun English (LSU Media Center, July 2022)

What are Cajun traiteurs? Curious Louisiana explores practice of these Acadiana faith healers (Advocate, July 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)


Important Stories from Our Archives

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

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

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)

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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