Media Advisory
July 21, 2016
For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
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Jeanerette Museum Presents "Atchafalaya Living"  

Jeanerette Museum

What: "Atchafalaya Living" History Talk by A. James Delahoussaye

When: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 6 p.m.

Where: Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, La.


The Jeanerette Museum will present the history talk, "Atchafalaya Living," at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.

Environmental Scientist A. James Delahoussaye will lead this lecture on the history of the houseboat communities in the Atchafalaya Basin, commercial fishermen and the life stories of people who have lived there.

Delahoussaye spent much of his early life living in a houseboat in the Atchafalaya swamp. These early experiences led him to record the stories of the people who live, work and visit the basin for future generations.

Delahoussaye learned much of the swamp's natural history from Cajun fishermen. After exploring different cultures while collecting orchids and exploring nature, he pursued a Bachelor in Biology and a Master in Zoology.

Delahoussaye is currently an environmental scientist working on ancient Indian sites in Louisiana.

This free program is best suited for an adult audience. Seating may be limited and taken on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information visit, email, like the museum on Facebook or call (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