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Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
Special exhibit: "Lulu's Photo Eyes" - Local artist Beverly Myles shares her love of old-fashioned handmade crafts and her photographs of the beauty in everyday life at a free exhibition through Friday, October 31. Myles always carries her camera because "I want to capture the beauty that is all around me because not many people get a chance to see it." Meet the artist at a reception at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center on Saturday, October 18, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
The lives of the Acadians (Cajuns) and others whose travels brought them to Louisiana's bayous are featured at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux. Explore recreation, clothing, home furnishings, religion, cuisine, and fishing through exhibits, artifacts, videos, and films. A 200-seat theater is used for productions by the Thibodaux Playhouse, Inc., and other programs. Kids can earn a badge with the Junior Ranger program. The center's museum store has CDs, craft items, and books from cookbooks to children's stories on sale. Admission to the center and to most programs is free. Click here for directions and program listings for specific dates.
314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux
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Did You Know?
Two volunteer battalions of free men of color fought in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. These men were the first black American troops to receive pay, equipment, pensions, and bounty land grants equal to that of their white counterparts.