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August 18, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 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.
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August 18, 2018
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Vermilionville
Healing Traditions in Acadiana is a quarterly lecture series hosted by the Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners. This series serves as in introduction about the healing traditions of the Creole & Cajun people. In addition, the lectures discuss the need to preserve medicinal plants and increase awareness of their various uses to common illnesses.
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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.
 

A Tale of Two Mardi Gras

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.
 

CODOFIL 50 for 50 

August - Mid-September
 For 50 years, CODOFIL has worked to promote and preserve Louisiana French, encourage new generations of French speakers and instill a sense of pride in Louisiana’s French culture. This exhibit will feature bilingual text, images, and objects representing the work of CODOFIL and the influence of French on the state’s culture.
 

LOUISIANA PROUD: THE CAJUN EXPERIENCE 

August - Mid-September

Photographer and visual artist Darrell Chitty unveils “Louisiana Proud: The Cajun Experience,” an exhibit of paintings that will remain on display through September 21. A native of Terrebonne Parish, Chitty has been twice named Louisiana Artist of the Year.