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March 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Vermilionville Historic Village
Easter comes in the spring, when the earth renews itself after a long, cold winter. And while Easter is identified with spring and rebirth, it is the egg that has come to signify the season, and the Easter holiday itself. Learn about the tradition behind Easter egg dyeing as well as natural dyeing techniques that were used before modern day food coloring was around. Regular admission. Memberships honored. Discounts available for groups of 20 or more.
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March 25, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Performance Center
Vermilionville's weekly Cajun Jam is led by some of the area’s finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for the jam only and does not include entry to the park. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!
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Exhibits

 

Louisiana’s Indigenous Peoples

 

January; Mid-September-Early October
The State of Louisiana is home to the third largest American Indian population in the eastern United States. This exhibit features brief historical and contemporary sketches of six of these communities, including the four federally recognized nations.
 

Bon Temps to Ashes

Mardi Gras Season
Learn about the vastly different, but equally meaningful ways Mardi Gras is celebrated in the city and the country. Enjoy looking at the beautiful and elaborate city costumes and fun and festive country Mardi Gras outfits.
 

Bayou Vermilion

March - April; October 
At the time the Bayou Vermilion District (BVD) was formed in the mid-1980s, the Bayou Vermilion was listed as one of the most polluted waterways in Louisiana. This exhibit will show how BVD works to keep the bayou clean and what you can do to help. 
 

Black History in the Attakapas Region

May-June
This exhibit tells the story of Louisiana’s slaves, free people of color, and Creoles. Topics include: slavery, Code Noir, education, religion, and civil rights.
 

Acadians Through the Generations

July-September
Since the 1900s,Acadians have struggled to maintain their language, culture, and heritage. This exhibit describes the evolution of the Acadian descendants from the World War II generation to the Millennials.