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.