VERMILION PARISH

ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA

Louisiana Travel | Places to Visit: Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance Center

 

Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance Center

Four Vermilion Parish entities came together to form the Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance Center for displaying works of art; genealogy of the Acadians; historical documents, photographs, and artifacts of Vermilion Parish; and exhibits from international omelette celebrations.

Continually changing displays of original artworks, mostly by local artists, and art lessons and workshops for children are sponsored by the Vermilion Arts Council.

The Acadian Center features displays of artworks and other mementos chronicling Le Grand Dérangement, the expulsion of Acadian families from Nova Scotia in 1755.

The Vermilion Historical Society has exhibits of photographs, documents, and historic artifacts from the fascinating history of Vermilion Parish.  Included in their exhibit is the “Morgan Effigy,” a carved deer antler found in a Native American mound on Pecan Island, dates from about A.D. 900.  It is a death figure, with ribs and vertebrae showing, and is regarded by archaeologists as one of the finest examples of Native American art from the Coles Creek period.

The Giant Omelette Celebration is part of a sisterhood of cities around the world that celebrate the omelette annually—Bessières, France; Fréjus, France; Dumbea, New Caladonia; Granby, Quebec; Malmédy, Belgium; and Abbeville, Louisiana.  Abbeville’s Giant Omelette Celebration is part of a truly international festival.

Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance Center
200 North Magdalen Square
Abbeville, Louisiana
337-898-4114
www.abbevillemuseum.org