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.
A rice and gravy cook-off benefit for Rusty Jesclard will take place this Saturday, September 30th at the Ag Arena.
On Wednesday, May 3 at the Delta Grand Theatre in downtown Opelousas, a special screening of “Louisiana Orphan Trains – The Untold Story” will take place.
What may have been the greatest tragedy in my ancestors’ history occurred in 1925 in the little community of Lawtell.
Although racing horses as a sport, and a business goes back over 200 years in Opelousas and St. Landry Parish, the history of this sport goes back thousands of years before that.
About this vacation, Dale Bienvenu wrote, “This place is truly incredible. On some of our trips, we’ve seen at least three eagles, some of them coming down for fish.”
Saint Luc Centre Storytelling Competition Held Today in Arnaudville, Photo Gallery by Valli Soileau – St Landry Chamber of Commerce
Photo from the Past – Roger Family from Arnaudville, LA (Photograph from John Coffey Collection.)
Opelousas General Health System plans to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month with a free Community Baby Shower on Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor OGHS Auditorium.
The last name of a young slave girl sold and relocated to a Louisiana sugar plantation nearly 175 years ago has led a young New York-based digital news reporter to embrace and trace multiple generations of her own ancestral history.
For the granddaughter of a U.S. Army private killed 77 years ago in Belgium, Memorial Day Weekend will be dedicated to attending to her initial effort to bring Pvt. Ivory Disotell back home from Europe to St. Landry Parish for his reburial in a Krotz Springs cemetery.
Happy Mother’s Day! Today I want to share memories of my momma. She was a special person in so many ways. She was hard-working, she was loving, sometimes she was serious and sad, but more often, she was cheerful and fun to be with.
t seems people today are interested in history and stories of the past.
Some citizens of Opelousas today are descendants of New York orphans who came to Opelousas in the early 1900s.