The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center is happy to hold programs in Eunice this fall/winter.
Volunteers with the Louisiana Orphan Tain Museum, Bernadette Gaudin and Martha Aubert, are sprucing up around the area in preparation of Saturday’s Orphan Train Reunion Gathering.
Tour Dates: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 2023
It’s time again for the St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery Tours. The theme this year is “Reflections Of Our Past.”
Lafayette Genealogical Society monthly meeting will be Thursday, October 19, 2023 beginning at 6:00p.m., Lafayette Public Library, Southside Branch, 6101 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA.
A female medical field pioneer, Confederate soldiers, pioneer educators, Swamp Pop musicians and the legendary Jim Bowie are among the spirits whose memories will be recreated beginning Saturday evening during the two-weekend Cemetery Tours and Historical Reenactments at the St. Landry Parish Catholic Church Cemetery.
Did you know at one time the St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square in the heart of Opelousas had two beautiful fountains? What happened during the construction of those fountains shocked the whole town. Here is what I learned about those fountains, plus the rest of that story.
Zydeco and Creole accordionist Brandon Ledet leads the Zydeco Capital Jam from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, I-49 exit 23, just north of Opelousas. The jam, open to all musicians and fans, celebrates zydeco music in its cradle – St. Landry Parish.
The City of Opelousas will once again offer children a spooktacular time this Halloween season by hosting a fun and exciting Trick or Treat Trail at South City Park. This family friendly event will take place Saturday, October 28, from 4 PM to 6 PM.
November is National American Indian Heritage Month. On Saturday November 4, Chief Cougar Goodbear and members of theCoco Tribe of Canneci Tinne will hold a socia at the Opelousas Museum from 10 a.m. to noon.
Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur was described Thursday night as a man on a mission, whose powerful influence and life lessons still provide an impact 79 years after his death.
On Tuesday, October 24, the Opelousas Museum will showcase books of family history. Family historians are invited to bring their own books to display, discuss, sell and trade.
Port Allen- Join the West Baton Rouge Museum on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 6 -8 PM for Historical Happy Hour.
Where can you find the Michel Prudhomme Home? Where can you find St. Landry Catholic Church? Where can you find Holy Ghost Catholic Church? Where can you find the Old City Hall Building? Where can you find the Venus House? Where can you find the Weir Building? Where can you find Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas? Where can you find the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum, the Opelousas Museum, or the Creole Heritage Folklife Center? Where can you search archives that documents over 200 years of St. Landry Parish history? Click for the answer.
Thursday night’s meeting is our yearly writing workshop. We are indeed privileged to have Dr. Thomas Smith who will be speaking on “how to better write books, how to better publish books and how to better promote your books.”
The Kiwanis Club of Opelousas is pleased to announce its third year Co-Ed Softball Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd, beginning at 8am.
United Way of Acadiana and Acadiana Center for the Arts announce a call for applications to Education Innovation Grants and Arts Grants for Teachers.
Gulf Brew is an outdoor festival along the streets of Downtown Lafayette on Saturday, October 21, 2023, 1-5pm.
Mark your plans to attend the 5th annual Hen Sauce Piquant Cook-off set for September 24, 2023 in Washington, La.
The Original Southwest Zydeco Music Festival season has begun as planners for the 41st event pointed out Thursday afternoon with a kickoff event hosted at the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center in Opelousas.
According to a recent poll conducted by Cheapoticketin, a website that sells concert tickets in the secondary market, Opelousas was voted one of the best hidden gems for live music experience, with two other Louisiana cities among the top 100 rankings.
Join the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival for a pre-party – Media Day-at the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center. The event includes refreshments, music and celebration, “Big Opening of 2023 Zydeco Season.”
Check out the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission Schedule of Event for August 2023. Click on the following link:
Truck-driving, master accordionist Ryan Perkins returns to the Zydeco Capital Jam from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, I-49 exit 23, in Opelousas.
Kylie Frey, an Opelousas native, made an appearance on “America’s Got Talent” this evening, Tuesday, August 1st on NBC.
The Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center hosts pre-party for the SW Zydeco Festival.
La Table Française takes place Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum at Le Vieux Village, which is located at 828 E. Landry St. in Opelousas. The event is free and all ages and speaking abilities are invited. So grab a cup of coffee and share conversation and fun with other French Read More…
Creole Summer Enrichment Program continues the legacy of passing down generations of skills to young apprentices.
La Table Française takes place Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum at Le Vieux Village, which is located at 828 E. Landry St. in Opelousas.
A large crowd gathered on Friday evening at Bayou Tech Brewery on the Bayou Teche near Arnaudville for a continuation of Theology on the Bayou.
It was easy on Saturday afternoon to imagine the front porch scene at a Cajun Prairie farm house nearly a century ago and watching couples waltzing to music sung in French.
Photo from the Past: Going through some of my hundreds of photos of Opelousas today I came across this one of Hadley J. Castille in 1980.
SEMC is thrilled to announce that The Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center in Opelousas, Louisiana has been selected as the inaugural recipient of a $1,000 stipend to support a paid internship through the Handumy Jean Tahan Internship Fund.
Elton-native, Mark Ardoin displays family history of homegrown talent
The Fourth of July was a special day for the citizens of Opelousas in 1918. On that day an elaborate patriotic parade was held in the downtown headed by the local brass band and members of the American Red Cross.
Today’s photo from the past, taken 114 years ago today, gives us a view of the great parade rolling through downtown Eunice for the 4th of July celebration in 1909.
It was the finale to the Folk Roots Music Camp with an outdoor performance Thursday afternoon by participants in the 4-day long kids music camp.
The Festival of Words, based in Grand Coteau, is pleased to be the recipient of an in kind Advertising Grant through the St. Landry Parish Tourism Commission.
Chubby Carrier, Lil Jeff Boutte host special jam session to honor the King of Zydeco
Corridor des Arts offers a unique opportunity to explore creative spaces along Acadiana’s back roads with each week having a different focus.
Move the Mindset (MTM) invites the public to join a free event in remembrance and celebration of Juneteenth on Monday, June 19.