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Feb. 6, 2015

For Immediate Release

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250th Anniversary of the Arrival of Beausoleil and the Acadians


NEW ORLEANS, La. --- The 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Beasuoleil-led Acadians will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 in the performance center at the Old US Mint on Esplanade Boulevard in New Orleans, Louisiana. 


There will be music and singing beginning at 1:30 p.m. with the main performance taking place from 2:30-4:30 p.m. followed by a reception. The event will be hosted by Warren and Mary Perrin of the Acadian Museum and co-directors of the book Acadie Then and Now. 


The Master of Ceremonies will be Dr. Barry Ancelet with featured historical readings, such as the first reports of Acadians' arrival by Acting Gov. Aubry and Denis-Nicolas Foucault and introduction of the civil code of Spain. 


Some presenters will be Dr. Mike Vincent, Natial d'Augereau, James Ackers, Earlene Broussard, Brenda Trahan, Mark Babineaux, Floyd Boudreaux, Louis R. Koerner, and Ed Fleischmann. 


The music will be provided by Bruce Daigrepont - including his iconic song that tells the whole story, Acadie á La Louisiane - with dancers in period costume by Renaissance Cadien. 


Richard Landry will play the role of Joseph Beausoleil Broussard, the leader of the 200 Acadians. Performing artist Suzanne Leger of New Orleans will represent the spirit of the Acadian people. Rebecca Landry of Gerami Academy of Fine Arts will direct the performance. 


The program will close with an optimistic view of the future: the performance of a French song by the elementary students at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans. 


Sponsors and volunteers are being sought so please advise if you can help and be a part of this is event, which will be free and open to the public. 


The event is co-sponsored by the National Park Service; the Louisiana State Museum; Gregor Trumel the French Consul-Gen. of New Orleans; the French American Chamber of Commerce; Cajuns.com; Perrin and Associates; Perrin & Associates Architects; the Boudreaux Family Association; CODOFIL-West Bank Chapter; CODOFIL; the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association; Andrepont Printing, Inc.; Good Old Cajun seasonings; Gerami Academy of Fine Arts; Warren A, Perrin, attorney-at-law; the Acadian Memorial; Renaissance Cadien; NAP; Festivals Acadiens et Creoles; and Louisiane-Acadie GRA2015.


For information, contact the Acadian Museum at 337-233-5832.



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