Acadian Cultural Center

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From horses to the oil industry, the Acadian Cultural Center's exhibits tell the story of Louisiana history and cultures.




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  • FILM (hourly) The Cajun Way: Echoes of Acadia - Who are the Acadians and how did they become Louisiana's Cajuns? Find out through a 35-minute film that shares their history from their deportation from Nova Scotia in Canada to their settlement in south Louisiana. Shown on the hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. No film on federal holidays or on Mardi Gras when the center is closed. Free.
  • LOUISIANA TALKS & TALES Join a Ranger to learn about the history, culture, or environment of south Louisiana. Ranger talks occur Tuesday through Saturday. Ranger talk begins at 10:45 a.m. Free.
  • DULCIMER JAM Join the Cajun Dulcimer Society and its core group, the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society from Baton Rouge, for dulcimer music: Cajun, country, Celtic, folk, and hymns. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in or just enjoy. 10:00-11:30 a.m. First Saturday of every month. Free.
  • YOUTH ART SHOWCASE A special art exhibition is on display at the Acadian Cultural Center until February 24, 2023. Swing by to view the winning pieces for the 2022 Youth Art Showcase contest. Free.
  • ZYDECO DANCE LESSON Get ready for festival season by learning some zydeco dance steps! This one time only dance class is Saturday February 4, 2023. 2:00-3:00 p.m. Free. Registration for the zydeco dance class is required.
  • SUMMER CAMPS We hope to see you in 2023 for summer camp! Keep an eye on our social media and website for more details.


Last updated: January 26, 2023

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419 Decatur St
New Orleans , LA 70130


504 589-3882

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