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Second weekend of Lafourche Heritage Days highlights big events

Second weekend of Lafourche Heritage Days highlights big events

Lafourche Heritage Days continues and will include big events on November 9th and 10th.

On Friday, November 9th, the inaugural meeting of the Cajun Heritage (“CHer”) Coalition will be held at the Lafourche Parish Government Building in Mathews beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The meeting will feature a free discussion on Cajun cultural preservation and is open to the public.

On Saturday, November 10th, the Lafourche Parish Library System will host a number of events. At 10:00 a.m. at the Thibodaux Branch, Dr. John Doucet of Nicholls State University will deliver a lecture on local history and culture entitled “The Origins of Lafourche Heritage Days.”

He will deliver the lecture again at 1:30 p.m. at the South Lafourche Branch in Galliano.

Beginning at 2:00 p.m. and lasting until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, the South Lafourche Branch will also host other activities. The Center for Bayou Studies will be in Galliano collecting oral histories from individuals who wish to tell about their life on Bayou Lafourche and preserve it for future generations. The Center will also be conducting a Cajun Heritage Preservation Survey at the event.

The inspiration for Lafourche Heritage Days, Ophelia Pitre Lefort, will be the subject of two activities at the Library in Galliano on Saturday.

A recording of her recent interview on HTV will be played for interested audiences.

In addition, copies of the “Lafourche Heritage Days 2018” Commemorative Poster, featuring Ophelia’s painting “Cajun Mother Baking Bread,” will be on sale to the public ($20, cash only), with all proceeds going toward future Lafourche Heritage Days events.

Finally, the Thibodeauxville Fall Festival, featuring food, arts & crafts, and music, will be held on Saturday, November 10th in Downtown Thibodaux from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.