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Remembrance & History Harvest at Vermilionville

Re-Live the Life of an Acadiana Solider & Digitize War Items

Memorial Day in the United States is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for our country. 

In honor of their monumental efforts, we will host Remembrance at Vermilionville on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. This event will focus on the history of the American solider, particularly those from Acadiana that fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the American Civil War. Encampments will be placed throughout the village for everyone to experience what soldiers wore, what items were carried, food options and weapons utilized.

Artisans will be depicting a number of ways soldiers were supported by those on the home front. Support was offered in a variety of ways - quilting, baking edibles to send, writing letters, knitting, iron work, sewing, tinsmithing and much more.

Also on the schedule for the day are musket, rifle and canon demonstrations for authenticity. Come and take a walk through history during Remembrance at Vermilionville!

As a part of this special event, we have added a History Harvest and invite you to be a part of making history local. The History Harvest will be an opportunity to share any war related artifacts and documents before 1960 from southwest LA.

We are digitizing all your memories from loved ones - photographs, letters, memorabilia, ephemera and other items. The information collected will be placed into the Louisiana Digital Library - an online library of more than 144,000 digital items from LA archives, libraries, museums and other repositories. And, yes, you will be able to leave with your items.

If you are interested in participating in the History Harvest from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., please contact our Curator at 337.233.4077 x.200 or [email protected] 

Date & Time
  • May 26, 2018
  • 10:00AM - 4:00PM
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