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February 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Vermilionville
Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park presents the Courir de Mardi Gras & Manger: A Community Celebration of Foodways. Join us as we celebrate two grand events during one festive day! Feel free to wear your Mardi Gras attire as you dance to the sounds of FeuFollett!
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February 25, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Vermilionville
Our Les Vues Film Series is held on the last Monday of each month. The event is curated by filmmakers and enthusiasts, statewide. Films range from documentaries to animations focusing on various aspects of culture. Following the screening, there is a discussion between the audience and the curator.
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Brenda LaLonde

Brenda is a fourth generation Cajun seamstress from Cecilia, Louisiana. She learned the art of sewing as a young girl, and her interest has since led her to adopt techniques for a wide range of Cajun cultural crafts, including spinning, weaving, soap and candle making, and open-hearth cooking.  

 With her background as a seamstress, Brenda is also very good at making rag dolls, a traditional Acadian craft. She has led many workshops on her various talents, including those held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center. She has also demonstrated on local television programs.  

 Brenda is fluent in French, a skill she has honed as a living history artisan at Vermilionville for many years.