Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The New Acadia Project

Warren Perrin, of the Acadian Museum in Louisiana, says that “The New Acadia Project is an archaeological/historical initiative that aims to locate the original mid-eighteenth-century settlements of the first group of Acadian exiles in the Louisiana territory.

Their descendants today comprise over 500,000 Cajuns in Louisiana and throughout the world.

The New Acadia Project seeks to locate artifacts which will help establish the locations of these Acadian settlements, evidenced to be near the Teche Ridge/Teche River, as early as 1765.”

Their goal is to raise $100,000 by private donation. If you would like a detailed summary of the project, you can go to www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~mar4160/nap.html