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Learn our History Today — The Opelousas Connection to Bonnie and Clyde

May 23 – Learn Our History Today: On May 23, 1934, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, a.k.a. Bonnie and Clyde, were killed on a rural road near Arcadia in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, by a posse of Texas and Louisiana law officers led by former Texas Ranger Frank Hamer. (Did you know the pair had a connection to Opelousas?)

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Still Rising: Free People of Color in St. Landry Parish EXHIBIT AT OPELOUSAS MUSEUM

On Thursday, March 30, the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center hosts a reception for a new exhibit, Still Rising: Free People of Color in St. Landry Parish.  The scholars who created the exhibit will give brief presentations as visitors enjoy the display.

On Saturday, April 1, presenters will provide in depth information on Free People of Color in St. Landry Parish.

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Women of Opelousas – Effie Dimmick Hollier

This week, on Thursday, March 16th the Opelousas Woman’s Club is holding a celebration for National Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. One of those who did just that in Opelousas was Effie Dimmick Hollier, the first president of the Opelousas Woman’s Club. This is her story.