(October 2020) The Acadian Museum hosted Quebec journalist Etienne Leblanc, who interviewed several local residents on environmental, political and cultural issues. He is seen here interviewing Jonas "Nonc Man" Perrin at his home in Henry.
(May 2020) Robert B. Vincent, attorney from Erath, Louisiana and of counsel with Perrin, Landry, deLaunay, was recognized as one of the Distinguished Alumni of Southern University Law Center. Shown following the presentation are (seated) Vincent; (L-R) Warren A. Perrin, chairman of the Francophone Section, Justice Jimmy Genovese, Louisiana Supreme Court and Judge Jonathan Perry, Third Circuit Court of Appeal, who made the presentation on behalf of the law school.
(March 2020) Morgan "Pookie" LeBlanc (left) of Abbeville met with Warren Perrin and Robert Vincent (right) in Erath. LeBlanc made a donation to the Acadian Museum of some photographs and materials once belonging to his father, the late Senator Dudley J. LeBlanc, who had a fascinating business and political career as the inventor, producer, and marketer of the patent medicine Hadacol.
(March 2020) In response to the coronavirus crisis, Crowley native Christine Savoie can be seen sewing medical masks for protection against the virus. Soon after a story appeared in The Advertiser, she started a non-profit and is collecting donations to continue her efforts. (Photo by Daily Advertiser)
(December 2019) The Acadian Museum inducted Creole musician Goldman Thibodeaux (center) of Opelousas, Louisiana, into the Order of Living Legends. The event, which one observer called "very moving and healing," drew a crowd of about 100. Thibodeaux became the first Creole ever inducted by the museum.
(December 2019) The Perrins presented a book talk on their latest book, Seeking an Acadian Nation, at the Thibodaux Book Festival in the Lafourche Parish Public Library. Shown above are (L-R) Warren A. Perrin; Shannon Hubbell, Library Associate; and Mary B. Perrin.
(November 2019) The Perrins of the Acadian Museum of Erath at a presentation on their book Seeking an Acadian Nation at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen, LA. Pictured (L to R): authors Mary and Warren Perrin, museum director Angélique Bergeron, and museum education director Gwenn Laviolette.
(November 2019) Warren and Mary Perrin (left) talked to the Iberia Cultural Resources Association about their book Seeking an Acadian Nation - the 1930 Diary of an Evangeline Girl, which is based on the diary and scrapbook of Breaux Bridge resident Corinne Broussard. Special guests included Corinne's son and grandson, Winn and John Murphey (right), who donated the materials for the book. Proceeds from sale of the book benefit the Acadian Museum of Erath.
(October 2019) In working to curate a textile exhibition in 2020 at the Hilliard Museum in Lafayette, a meeting was held at the Acadian Museum of Erath. The organizers surveyed the textile artifacts in the museum's collection in order to determine which artifacts might be loaned for display in the exhibition, which will be part of the Grand Reveille Acadien scheduled for early October, 2020. Shown above admiring a blanket made by Madam Dronet (owned by David Dronet) are, L to R, Sharon Donnan, David Dronet and Elaine Bourque.
In 2019, Robert Vincent, one of the founders of the Acadian Museum, is pictured in the museum with his parents (standing) Jackie and Douglas Vincent. In January, 2020, Robert was featured in an article in Acadiana Lifestyle magazine.