Flood of 1927 History Talk
Event Date: April 5th, 2017
500 E. Main Street
Charles Ray Brassieur Ph.D and Charles Caillouet will discuss the Flood of 1927 at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Jeanerette Museum. The program marks the 90th anniversary of the flood and addresses how it affected life in Louisiana. Audience members will be allowed to briefly share family stories following the talk.
Brassieur, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will discuss what caused the flood and how it affected Louisiana and local residents. Working early in his career as an archaeologist, and for much longer as an ethnographer, Brassieur has been drawn to the study of local folklife, material culture, and culture-ecological issues. In 1980, he became curator at the Acadian House Museum, within the Longfellow-Evangeline State Park. During the 1970s and 1980s, he conducted research in the Atchafalaya Basin area, Mississippi River parishes, and throughout Louisiana's southern coastal parishes.
Charles Caillouet is a founding member of the Friends of Atchafalaya, a non-profit organization created in 2006 to promote conservation and awareness of the Atchafalaya Basin. He is also the Ascension Parish commissioner for the Atchafalaya Trace Commission, the managing entity of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Caillouet studies and writes about the complex issues involved in managing the Atchafalaya as a floodway.
This free program is suitable for an adult audience. Seating may be limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information visit JeaneretteMuseum.com or call (337) 276-4408.