Many in Louisiana know what it’s like to evacuate for a hurricane, taking only what is necessary, but the ancestors of many in Louisiana did not get to bring anything with them when they arrived first in Louisiana.
Lance Hatten, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park superintendent, left, announced a $23,000 grant to the Experience Louisiana Festival at the Prairie Acadiana Cultural Center Wednesday. Also shown are Angela Rathle, supervising park ranger, and Angelle Bellard, park ranger at the center in Eunice. The Experience Louisiana Festival is scheduled Oct. 17 and 18 at the Louisiana State University Eunice campus. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
National Park Service Superintendent Lance Hatten announced Wednesday that the Experience Louisiana Festival has received a $23,000 grant through the service’s Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative.