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WHAT: Brownbag talks on Farmers of St. Landry Parish
WHO: The general public is invited
WHEN: March 9, 16, 23 and 30
TIME: 11 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center, 315 N Main St., Opelousas, LA 70570
CONTACT: Patrice Melnick 337-948-2589;

Grab your lunch and join us at the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center for a series of presentations. Marie Marcel will bring you on a journey of stories and images regarding Negro farmers of St. Landry Parish. Ms. Marcel has researched area families for over 30 years.

March 9: Join Marie for an exploration of the history, lifestyle and economy of local cultivators.

March 16, 23 and 30: Come hear stories by area residents about personal experiences on the farm. Everyone is invited to participate.

The ongoing exhibit, coordinated by Ms. Marcel, showcases historical and current contributions of Negro farmers in the area. Displays of photos and farming tools illustrate work and lifestyle.

The project is sponsored by the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, a division of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. The project also receives support from CLECO and the City of Opelousas.

FMI: Patrice Melnick 337-948-2589;