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Genealogy Meeting September 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM

All are invited to a book launching of Seeking an Acadian Nation–the 1930 Diary of an Evangeline Girl to be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Opelousas Public Library, presented by Warren A. Perrin.

 

In May of 2016, the Acadian Museum of Erath acquired a unique piece of history—a diary and large scrapbook assembled by Corinne Broussard during the historic 1930 visit to Grand-Pré by Cajuns. The Louisiana delegation, made up of 25 Evangeline Girls accompanied by 12 men, three of them priests, was led by Sen. Dudley J. LeBlanc.  They embarked upon this epic 3,000-mile 17-day journey to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Acadian Deportation. In recognition of her French language skills, outgoing personality and charm, Broussard was elected to be the group's spokesperson.  Broussard gave several public addresses in French and a radio interview in Halifax. It is believed that this was the first group of Cajuns to make the pilgrimage back to their ancestral lands in Nova Scotia since the Acadian Deportation.

 

 

In addition to info about this important new book, Warren will report on the recent meeting in Canada of the Canadian & the Louisiana Acadian descendants in which he had a prominent role.

Also our library is having our big BOOK SALE through Saturday as well.