Oct. 31, 2014


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Jeanerette Museum celebrates Yesterday's Tomorrows this November

JEANERETTE, La. --- A decade ago while Facebook was being launched and the world was becoming more digital, the Jeanerette Museum was exploring visions of the future as it hosted Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future. 

The traveling exhibit developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service was part of the Museum on Main Street program, a program of the Smithsonian Institution and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities along with state humanities councils in rural America.

On Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m., the Jeanerette Museum will be celebrating by unearthing a time capsule that was buried on the museum grounds during the time of the exhibit. School children, who are now adults, will be invited to return to inspect the items that were placed in the capsule from their schools. The public is also invited to celebrate Louisiana and American music as the Jeanerette Museum presents A Tour of American Music by Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue.

"We are excited about unearthing the time capsule that was placed at the museum," said Andre Rosamond, chairman of the museum board. "We are very interested in finding out what the time capsule contains and how it has survived over the last ten years."

The events of the day will also feature the introduction of the Jeanerette Museum's new exhibit, Yesterday's Tomorrows: Uncovering the Past, comprised of details of Jeanerette history along with students vision of Jeanerette's future.

"The original exhibit from the Smithsonian examined popular culture and how Americans of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries envisioned the future," said Gail Garcia, vice chair of the museum. "It was exciting to have a Smithsonian exhibit at the Jeanerette museum 10 years ago and we are looking forward to the opening of the museum's new exhibit that features the history of Jeanerette through the 1920s to the present day, along with the visions of Jeanerette developed by school students."

The new hanging exhibit will examine the past through photographs and stories of the community. It will also be an opportunity to examine futuristic visions and expectations about the things to come.

For more information on these free events, contact the museum at 337-276-4408, 

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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.


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