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The Letters of Antoine Garrigues de Flaujac

The St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery in Opelousas, Louisiana has many old graves including the one of Louis Paul Antoine Marie Joseph Garrigues de Flaujac, famed hero of the Battle of New Orleans. A native of France, Garrigues de Flaujac eventually settled in Opelousas and became a leading citizen in the community. 

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New Book Focuses on Traditional Healing in South Louisiana

The Acadian Museum of Erath is very pleased to announce that the long awaited book Healing Traditions of South Louisiana by Mary B. Perrin and Beverly Fuselier will be released to the public on Wednesday, October 19th at 10 am, at the French Quarter Visitor Center for Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Juneteenth, the Newest Federal Holiday, and State Holiday, to be Celebrated

Juneteenth National Independence Day falls on Sunday, June 19, 2022, this year. It is a federal holiday with most federal employees having Monday, the 20th, as a day off of work. It is also a new Louisiana State holiday celebrated on the third Saturday in June each year. State offices will be closed on Friday, with celebrations and activities planned for Saturday across the state.