The Acadian Museum

203 South Broadway
Erath, LA 70533


About Us:
The Acadian Museum contains three rooms: the Erath Room, the Acadian Room, and the Prairie Bayou Cajun Room. Located next door to the museum is Le Cafe du Musee.

I. Erath Room:
The history of the town of Erath is depicted in a photographic series with captions.

II. Acadian Room:
This room contains objects relating to Acadian history from 1603 to the present. The focal point is the Canadian Parks poster, "Acadia - The Odyssey of a People," which demonstrates the deportation of the Acadians.

III. Prairie Bayou Cajun Room:
The Prairie Bayou Cajun Room contains artifacts and theme exhibits depicting the Acadians' settlement on the prairies, marshes and bayous of Vermilion Parish and their transformation to the Cajuns of today.
The Acadian Museum strives to preserve a culture and heritage that has endured for almost 400 years. The unique Cajun/Creole culture,like the native American Indian culture, is the only one that developed in North America.

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