Christmas at the Lafayette Museum “Opening Night”
“Christmas at the Lafayette Museum – Historic Home & Gardens” Opening Night! The Lafayette Museum Association wishes to thank all who helped ring in the Holiday Season while supporting this historic site!
Christmas at the Lafayette Museum 2022
2022 Fall Lecture Series at the Lafayette Museum
LMA Spring Luncheon 2022
Ruffino’s On The River was the setting for the Lafayette Museum Association’s 68th Birthday Celebration hosted by the Les Vingt-Quatre Club. Mixing business and pleasure, active and associate members mingled around an exquisitely decorated table and enjoyed a delicious meal. 2022-2023 Officers for the Lafayette Museum Association and Les Vingt-Quatre were installed. The luncheon served to close out the 2021-2022 year and is held annually in May.
DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE, RECREATION AND TOURISM
Atchafalaya Trace Commission
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Competitive Grant
The Lafayette Museum received an Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Competitive grant through the Atchafalaya Trace Commission, a program of the Louisiana State Department for Culture, Recreation and Tourism. This heritage interpretive grant funds interpretive improvements allowing funds to update the museum’s introductory film that enhances the experience of all visitors. It also gives the museum the opportunity to update its French film and printed materials and allows the addition of a Spanish film and printed materials. The French and Spanish materials provide educational opportunities for schools with Language Immersion programs. The Lafayette Museum is grateful for funds provided through the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Competitive Grant.
Vignettes – The Art of the Tabletop 2022
Exquisitely decorated tablescapes provided the setting for “Vignettes – The Art of the Tabletop” at the Lafayette Museum – Historic Home and Gardens on March 31, 2022. Guests enjoyed the artistry of tablescapes designed by local vendors followed by a delightful picnic luncheon in the Museum’s garden.
Lafayette Museum Receives Grant Award from LEH
The Lafayette Museum is pleased to announce it is a recipient of a grant award from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund. The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities relaunched the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to help ensure the survival of Louisiana’s cultural institutions and assist in the recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the funding provided, the Lafayette Museum was able to retain its salaried docents while the museum was closed to the public.
The Lafayette Museum is dedicated to sharing and promoting the history and culture of Acadiana by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting artifacts related to the families and times in which they lived in the house and the events that contributed to the development of Lafayette and the area.
Funding for Louisiana Culture Care Fund grants has been administered by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) and provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative.
Christmas at the Lafayette Museum
Les Vingt-Quatre Spring Luncheon 2021
The Lafayette Museum, Historic Home and Gardens, was the setting for active and associate members of Les Vingt-Quatre to gather for their Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Monday, May 17, 2021. The occasion celebrated the 67th birthday of the Lafayette Museum Association. A delicious meal featuring Shrimp Remoulade Salad and Chicken Florentine Pasta was prepared as a surprise by the presidents of Les Vingt-Quatre and the Lafayette Museum Association, who arranged beautiful place settings around gorgeous spring flower arrangements. Officers for 2020-2021 were installed at the meeting.
President: Laura Ann Edwards
Vice-President: Linda Alesi
Recording Secretary: Alex Cousin
Corresponding Secretary: Nancy Cochrane
Treasurer: Mary Gretchen Guilliot
President: Elizabeth Bernard
Vice-President: Susan Stephan
Recording Secretary: Elise Colomb
Corresponding Secretary: Nancy Cochrane
Treasurer: Maria Breaux
Historian: Ramona Mouton