St. Martinville extends an invitation to the reopening of the Acadian Memorial and celebrate the 13th annual Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival and Wooden Boat Congrès and St. Martinville’s Bicentennial on March 18, 2017 in and around the Acadian Memorial and the Bayou Teche.
The re-opening will take place with Mayor Thomas Nelson cutting the ribbon at 10am. The grand re-opening of the Cultural Heritage Center which houses the African American Museum and the Museum of the Acadian Memorial will take place in the near future.
Food, music, arts and crafts, theater, demonstrations, children’s activities and workshops continue from 9am to 4pm in Evangeline Oak Park on Bayou Teche in downtown St. Martinville
The Acadian Memorial and the Cultural Heritage Center were swamped by the flood waters from Bayou Teche in August of last year.
To celebrate both the Cajun/Acadian culture and the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of St. Martinville, we invite everyone to dress in period costume!
For further information, contact the Acadian Memorial at 337-394-2258, firstname.lastname@example.org or at our web site at www.acadianmemorial.org.
Schedule / Acadian Memorial Festival and Wooden Boat Congrès
March 18, 2017
9:00 am Flag raising
Wooden Boat Parade
Cooking and Craft Demonstrations (all day)
Food, water, soda and beer for purchase (all day)
Craft booths and Acadian Boutique - Items for sale all day
10:00am Grand re-opening of the Acadian Memorial
Table française avec Mavis Frugé (conversations in French)
Wooden Boat Exhibit and Rides for public (just ask boat owner)
Storytime for Children ("Fiddles and Spoons: Tales of An Acadian Mouse")
10:30am Brazos Huval School of Music
11 :00am Théâtre Cadien - historical vignettes en français
Hèlène Boudreaux – presentation on the traiteurs
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site – Traditional Toys & Games
Dyeing and Pâquer-ing Eggs and other hands-on crafts
12:00 pm Traditional Danses Rondes with Earlene Broussard
1:00 pm Reenactment of Arrival of Acadian Families to the Attakapas –
Honoring Bourgeois and Duhon Families
1:30 pm Crowning of Monsieur ou Madame Bâteau de Bois 2017
1:45 pm Native American Traditional Music and Dancing
2:00 pm Théâtre Cadien
La Recolte continues
3:30pm Raffle drawing
3:30 pm Closing of Festival