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Upcoming Events

An Acadian Day of Commemoration
July 28@10am - Acadian Museum, Erath, LA

Join us for the annual Acadian Day of Commemoration which is celebrated by many Acadian and Cajun communities in Louisiana, Canada, and throughout the world. This is the 18th Anniversary of the Queen's Royal Proclamation, which established the Day of Commemoration and was one of the signature accomplishments of our museum. In honor of the occasion, Father André Metrejean will say a special mass at 4pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Erath.

Living Legend Award: Jonas Perrin
July 30@10am - Erath Public Library, Erath, LA

Jonas Perrin, a decorated Navy veteran of WWII, will tell his story of surviving a Japanese torpedo attack during the war in the Pacific.

La Table Française at Erath Public Library
Fridays@10am - 111 W. Edwards St., Erath LA

Join a lively group to practice your French with special appearances by French language experts including:

July 30 - Jonas Perrin, decorated WWII veteran and native French speaker.
Aug 6 - Mavis Frugé, cultural activist and frequent host of French tables and Francophone visitors.

La Table Française at Dwyer's
Aug 4@7am - Dwyer's Café, 323 Jefferson, Lafayette

La Table Francaise returns to Dwyer's Café starting August 4 and then every Wednesday thereafter. Founded by retired district judge Rick Michot, this group met regularly for decades until the pandemic.

Living Legend Award: Coach Danny Broussard
Aug 20@11:45am - Public Library, Erath, LA

Broussard was recently recognized by the Louisiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame as the 10th winningest coach with 1,053 wins.

American Legion Anniversary Celebration
Aug 28@noon - Acadian Museum, Erath LA
The museum hosts a celebration marking the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Erath American Legion Post 279. There will be a special ceremony recognizing the late Attorney Robert Vincent's service to his community, state and nation. In recognition of Vincent's service, the military exhibition will be re-named in his honor.


News and Information

Read "La Parole" Newsletter - July 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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