Dec. 10, 2013


For Immediate Release

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(337) 365-1540

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Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau

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"Party like a movie star" at Bayou Teche Museum's gala Jan. 16, 2014

NEW IBERIA, La. --- "Party like a movie star" is the theme of the Bayou Teche Museum's "A Night at the Museum" gala to be held on Jan. 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sliman Theater, Bayou Teche Museum and the new Donald "Doc" Voorhies Wing in New Iberia.

The annual event is part of the museum's fifth annual membership drive. Throughout the night,patrons will be able to "visit" with famous movie stars, both past and present, sample delicacies from area restaurants and bid on live and silent auction items centered around a New Iberia theme. These items will only be available through the Bayou Teche Museum auction. 
Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the museum during the event and to witness the unveiling of the "New Iberia Businesses...Gone But Not Forgotten" exhibit, as well as never before seen artifacts in the "Religion" and "Steam Packet New York" displays.  
Museum Director Marcia Patout said a special Red Carpet pre-party will also be held at 5:30 p.m. "For an additional $25 per person, you will enjoy some special entertainment, food and wine," she said. "You will be able to mingle with the stars and preview the silent auction items prior to the main event; and your pre-party ticket will be entered into a drawing for special raffle items exclusive to you."
All proceeds will help fund operating expenses, new exhibits and educational programs. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes annual membership to the museum. Pre-party tickets are an additional $25 per person. For more information, contact Marcia Patout, 337-606-5977,   


About the Bayou Teche Museum


The Bayou Teche Museum's permanent collection of artifacts and memorabilia from Iberia Parish tell the story of a growing city, its people, culture and industry, all centered around the "snake-like" curves of the Bayou Teche. 





The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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