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

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Come and hear about museum projects, our history, our books, and other interesting topics. All talks are by Warren and Mary Perrin, unless otherwise noted. All times are US Central.

9/5   noon   "The Weight of History, the Power of Apology – Remembering Lifter David Berger 50 Years After the Munich Olympics", Interview on WWNO and WRKF (NPR)
9/11   11am   "New Acadia Project: World Heritage Site," La. Assoc. of Museums Conf., Southern Univ., New Orleans, LA
10/5    6pm    "The Weight of History: David Berger and the Munich Olympics", The Roundtable Club, 6330 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA
10/6    2pm    "Healing Traditions of South Louisiana", Vermilion Parish Retired Teachers Assn., LSU Ag Center, 1105 W. Port St, Abbeville, LA
10/7    9am    "Le Sommet Pour Nos Langages" (capacity 100, RSVP by Sept. 22), West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
10/10    7pm    "The Weight of History: David Berger and the Munich Olympics", Main Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH
10/17    5pm    "Saving the Abbeville Red Iris", Warren Perrin and Gary Salathe, Chenier Plain Levee District meeting, LSU Ag Center, 1105 West Port St., Abbeville, LA
10/19    6pm    "New Acadia Project: Seeking a World Heritage Site for Acadiana", South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St., Lafayette
10/27    noon    "The Weight of History, the Power of Apology" plus "Healing Traditions of South Louisiana", Metairie Country Club, 580 Woodvine Ave.
10/28    TBA    "The Weight of History, the Power of Apology" plus "Healing Traditions of South Louisiana", La. Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA
11/13    3:30pm    "Healing Traditions of South Louisiana", Thibodaux Garden Club, Thibodaux, LA
11/16    2:45pm - 4pm    "Queen Elizabeth's Royal Proclamation", to University of Texas participants, The Acadian Museum, 203 South Broadway, Erath, LA

Other Events

La Table Française – Come Speak French
Locals in Southwest Louisiana meet regularly to share their experiences, speaking only in French. This is a great way to brush up on your language skills. CODOFIL now provides a complete schedule for most of the French Table events in the state, which you can find by clicking here.
Meanwhile, here are some of our favorites:
ARNAUDVILLE: Last Saturday of the month, 9:30 – 11:30 am at Arnaudville Community Center, 291 Guidroz St. Hosted by Mavis Frugé.
BROUSSARD: 2nd Fridays, 8:30 am, at the Valsin Broussard House, 408 W. Main St.
ERATH: Every Friday, 11:00 am, Erath City Hall, 115 W. Edwards St.
MAURICE: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10 am, 218 Chief Fred Ave.
NEW IBERIA: Every Thursday, 8:30 am, Cane River Pecan Company, 254 W. Main St.
RAYNE: Every Thursday, 9:30 am, Bernard-Bertrand House, 1023 The Blvd. Contact William Thibodeaux wjthibodeaux@yahoo.com.
THIBODAUX: Every Tuesday, 5 pm, Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, 314 St. Mary St. Contact Marlene Toups mbreauxtoups@yahoo.com.

News and Information

Read La Parole Newsletter - September 2023

Government of Canada recognizes the national historic significance of Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil (newswire.ca, Aug 2023)

Cause for Charlene's sainthood advances, a target date set; death anniversary passes (The Acadiana Advocate, August 13, 2023)

Cultural Catholicism in Cajun-Creole Louisiana (Folklife in Louisiana, undated)

L'église Saint-Bernard rendue aux Acadiens le jour en souvenir de la déportation (Radio-Canada, July 28, 2023)

Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Author Warren Perrin Is Helping To Change Our World (Authority Magazine, July 21, 2023)

Summer Day Trippin': Acadian Museums (The West Side Journal, July 19, 2023)

Podcast: Author Warren Perrin on Munich 1972 Victim David Berger (Keep the Flame Alive, June 23, 2023)

Podcast: Healing Traditions of South Louisiana: Mary Broussard Perrin and Beverly Constantine Fuselier (Discover Lafayette, Jan 2023)

The Miraculous Life and Afterlife of Charlene Richard (New York Times, Dec 2022)

French language enthusiasts welcome Macron, who offers encouragement (Advocate, Dec 2022)

How a Louisiana Lawyer Convinced Queen Elizabeth to Apologize (La. Radio Network, Sep 2022)

Great Acadian Awakening returns (Advocate, Sept 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)

"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)

Speaking French Was Badge of Honor for Veteran of Original La. Guard Unit (Advocate, Sep 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)

En Louisiane, la langue française est en pleine renaissance (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)

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

Louisiana Insider podcast: Episode 13: Les cajuns et l'histoire française de la Louisiane

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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