LECTURE BY BILLY HEBERT AND DANIEL BLANCHARD
The Bayou Teche Museum is excited to announce the opportunity for residents to hear an update on a recent Acadian Heritage Tour in France. The tours have covered both the Pre- Deportation in France as well as the Post-Deportation era. These observations will be a great way to tie in the entire experiences of the Acadian families as they made their ways to Nova Scotia. The power point presentation will be conducted by Billy Hebert, member of the West Baton Rouge Historical Society and West Baton Rouge Genealogy Society and by Daniel Blanchard, member of CODOFIL and the Acadiana Memorial. It coincides with the current Bayou Teche Museum exhibit, Saga of the Acadians, by native son, George Rodrigue. It is a series of fifteen paintings chronicling the Acadian journey from France to Nova Scotia in the 17th century, from Nova Scotia to Louisiana during the Grand Dérangement of 1755, and finally the first official return visit to Grand Pré in the 1930s. The series of oil on canvas paintings is on loan from the Gauthier Family of New Orleans.
All participants in the FREE lecture will be invited to view the Saga collection at the Museum next door, free of charge following the program.
For more information please call the Museum at 337-606-5977.