Press Release
June 8, 2016
For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
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Celebrate Jeanerette Museum's 40th Anniversary 
5 O'Clock Shadows Band
JEANERETTE, La. -- The Jeanerette Bicentennial Museum will celebrate its 40th anniversary during a special event at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the museum located at 500 E. Main St. in Jeanerette.

The museum originally opened on July 4, 1976 during the bicentennial celebration of the United States. Founding members were Ronald LeMaire, Dr. Kennel Brown, Luna Hebert, Hazel Guillotte, Florence Rideaux, Teletha Duchane, Irene Bienvenu, Alice Jenkins, Anna Joyce Breaux, Rosemary Patout, Walter Ragan and Mayor Arthur Lee Verret.

The museum was formed through the support of the entire community since its early beginnings.

"The museum has grown significantly since it first opened for public tours," said Gail Garcia, chairman of the Jeanerette Museum Board of Directors. "Because of the dedication of its founding members and the support of the community we have a wonderful museum that is treasured by all. Visitors from all over the world have noticed just how special our community and those around us are after a visit to the museum."

The anniversary celebration will feature music by the "5 O'Clock Shadows" band and more. This family friendly event is open to the public free of charge. No pets or ice chests please.

For more information visit or email, like the museum on Facebook or call the museum at 337-276-4408 Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 in New Iberia.
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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
(337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742