Jean Lafitte

Prairie Acadian Cultural Center

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Experience the history and culture of Louisiana's prairie Cajuns through music, dancing, food, and more.




This visitor center is currently closed. Listed programs occur offsite.

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  • MUSIC AT THE DEPOT The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice is pleased to partner with the Eunice Depot Museum for "Music at the Depot"! Join us for free, live music at the Eunice Depot Museum located at 220 S C C Duson Street, Eunice, LA 70535. 1 pm - 2 pm. Second Saturday of the month. Free.
  • READ WITH A RANGER Join park rangers for this family program at the Eunice Public Library. During the program, a park ranger will read a children's story and do a craft with the kids. The Eunice Public Library is located at 222 S 2nd St, Eunice, LA 70535. 10 am - 11 am. Last Wednesday of the month. Free.

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Waltz on in to the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice to discover the life of Louisiana's prairie Cajuns through ranger programs, exhibits, artifacts, and films. Kids can explore the center and earn a badge with the Junior Ranger program. The center's park store sells craft items, books from cookbooks to children's stories to CDs, including "From One Generation to the Next," a CD produced by the center's rangers that tells the story of Cajun and zydeco music. Admission to the center is free. Follow these links for the park's calendar of events, exhibits, and programs; for directions and transportation options; and for accessibility information.

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For more on things to do in Eunice and for information on Cajun history and culture, check out:

Image of CD cover with drawings of musicians and words From One Generation to the Next
Cajun and Creole music: born and raised in Louisiana and handed with care from one generation to the next.

Cajun and Creole music were born and raised in Louisiana and now are loved worldwide. Where did this music come from? How has it changed over the decades? You can find out with From One Generation to the Next, a landmark CD and DVD that shares the story of Cajun and Creole music in Louisiana. The project was produced by rangers from the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center and features local musicians playing traditional songs. The CD includes a booklet describing each tune's origins and its place in Louisiana music history; it's on sale now at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center. The DVD, produced as a free educational project for area schools, features musicians discussing how they learned to play, how they've changed traditional music, and how traditional music has changed them. Pick up a CD and get ready for a musical journey that takes you From One Generation to the Next!

Last updated: January 20, 2024

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419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


504 589-3882

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