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May 20, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Vermilionville | Bayou Vermilion | Camellia Bridge
Let the good times flow during our 7th Annual Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade set for Sunday, May 20th. New this year will be the Catfish Rodeo & Cook-Off to increase awareness of the river as a viable source of recreation for Lafayette Parish. In addition, we celebrate the efforts of Bayou Vermilion District along our waterway.
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May 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Performance Center
Come dance the afternoon away at Vermilionville's Performance Center with Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys. Admission is $10 (free for members) and refreshments will be available for this smoke-free, family-friendly event. For more information call (337) 233-4077.
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Vermilionville LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM FOUNDATION, INC.

The Vermilionville Living History Museum Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. The purpose of the Foundation is to support and enhance Vermilionville's mission as a living history museum, stated as follows: 

"Vermilionville is a living history museum, whose purpose is to preserve and interpret authentic elements of folklife cultures of the Attakapas area between 1765 and 1890. The celebration of these cultures includes language; music and dance; the performance of traditional arts and artifacts and landscaping; architecture; historic costuming; beliefs and customs; cuisine; and traditional holidays and festivals. Vermilionville seeks to enlighten visitors and youth about the history and culture of Acadiana and to help ethnic groups of this area gain a better understanding and appreciation of their own cultures and those of others in this multi-ethnic region." 

Vermilionville board members support the museum with their time and expertise, and they work closely with Vermilionville's full-time staff. By virtue of the foundation's 501(c)(3) status, they can and do apply for grants on behalf of Vermilionville. The Foundation Board meets bi-monthly and elects new officers annually. If you are interested in attending a Foundation board meeting, please contact Board Secretary Deborah Simeral, deborahsimeral@gmail.com

Individuals may make tax-deductible donations to Vermilionville through the Foundation by sending a check to 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA 70508.